Critics' Circle 2012 Theatre awards winners Announced!


The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2012 took place today at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. The winners were decided by the independent votes of Drama Section members, with no panel discussions.

The winners are...

BEST NEW PLAY
The Effect
by Lucy Prebble
at Cottesloe, National Theatre

PETER HEPPLE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL(new or revival)
Merrily We Roll Along
at Menier Chocolate Factory.

BEST ACTOR
Adrian Lester
in Red Velvet
at Tricycle Theatre.

BEST ACTRESS
Hattie Morahan
in A Doll’s House
at Young Vic Theatre.

JOHN AND WENDY TREWIN AWARD FOR BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Simon Russell Beale
in Timon of Athens
at Olivier, National Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR
Benedict Andrews
for Three Sisters
at Young Vic Theatre.

BEST DESIGNER
Miriam Buether
for Wild SWans
at Young Vic Theatre.

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Lolita Chakrabarti
for Red Velvet
at Tricycle Theatre.

JACK TINKER AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
(other than a playwright)
Denise Gough
for for Desire Under the Elms
at Lyric Hammersmith.

SPECIAL AWARD
Shakespeare’s Globe
for Globe to Globe

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