Critics' Circle 2013 Theatre awards winners Announced!


The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2013 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...

PETER HEPPLE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL
[new or revival]
The Scottsboro Boys Young Vic Theatre

BEST NEW PLAY
Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood
Almeida, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre.

BEST DIRECTOR
Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica
Almeida, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre

BEST ACTRESS
Lesley Manville in Ghosts
Almeida, followed by transfer to Trafalgar Studios

BEST ACTOR
Lenny Henry in Fences
Theatre Royal Bath and tour, followed by transfer to Duchess Theatre.

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Rory Kinnear in Othello
Olivier Theatre at the National

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT **awarded jointly
**Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag
Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre
**Rory Kinnear for The Herd
Bush Theatre

JACK TINKER AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
[other than a playwright]
Kate O’Flynn in Port Lyttelton Theatre at the National, London

BEST DESIGNER
Es Devlin for Chimerica
Almeida, followed by transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre

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