Critics' Circle 2014 Theatre awards winners Announced!


The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 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]
Gypsy
Chichester Festival Theatre

BEST NEW PLAY
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
Almeida, followed by transfer to Wyndham's Theatre.

BEST DIRECTOR
Ivo van Hove for A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre

BEST ACTRESS
Helen McCrory in Medea
National Theatre

BEST ACTOR
Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge
Young Vic Theatre.

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Antony Sher in Henry IV Parts I & II
Royal Shakespeare Company at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, regional tour & Barbican Theatre, London

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Barney Norris for Visitors
Up in Arms regional tour & Arcola Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Bush Theatre, London

JACK TINKER AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
[other than a playwright]
Patsy Ferran in Blithe Spirit and Treasure Island Gielgud Theatre, London & Olivier Theatre at the National, London

BEST DESIGNER **awarded jointly
Paul Barritt for Golem
Young Vic Theatre, London
Es Devlin for The Nether
Headlong Theatre at Royal Court Theatre, London, followed by 2015 transfer to Duke of York’s Theatre, London

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