Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2006 announced

Critics' Circle Theatre Awards announced

The winners of the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards have been announced today.

Best new play
by Richard Bean
(Royal Court)

Best musical
Billy Elliot
(Victoria Palace)

Best actor
Simon Russell Beale
(The Philanthropist at Donmar Warehouse)

Best actress
Eve Best
(Hedda Gabler at Almeida & Duke of York’s)

Best Shakespearean performance
Kevin Spacey
(Richard II at the Old Vic)

Best director
Michael Grandage
(The Wild Duck at the Donmar Warehouse)

Best designer
Timothy Bird & David Farley
(Sunday in the Park with George at the Menier Chocolate Factory)

Most promising playwright
Laura Wade
(Breathing Corpses & Colder Than Here at the Royal Court & Soho Theatres)

Most promising newcomer
Mariah Gale
(’Tis Pity She’s a Whore at Southwark Playhouse)

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