Critics' Circle Theatre awards winners 2009


The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2009 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
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth
at Royal Court Downstairs

PETER HEPPLE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL(new or revival)
Spring Awakening
at Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London, followed by transfer to Novello Theatre

BEST ACTOR
Mark Rylance in Jerusalem
at Royal Court Downstairs.

BEST ACTRESS
Rachel Weisz in A Streetcar Named Desire
at Donmar Warehouse.

JOHN AND WENDY TREWIN AWARD FOR BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Jude Law in Hamlet
Donmar at the Wyndham’s Theatre

BEST DIRECTOR
Rupert Goold for Enron
at Royal Court Downstairs.

BEST DESIGNER
Christopher Oram for Red
at Donmar Warehouse

MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Alia Bano for Shades
at Royal Court Upstairs.

JACK TINKER AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
(other than a playwright)
Tom Sturridge in Punk Rock
at Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

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