The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Bill Kenwright are presenting a new stage production of The Exorcist, adapted by John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty. The prod...
EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARD 2000 WINNERS
EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARD WINNERS
The awards were presented by Ben Elton at the Savoy Hotel.
Most Promising Playwright: Gary Mitchell, from Belfast, for "The Force of Change". He received his award from Tom Stoppard, and received a cash prize of £30,000
Best Actor: Simon Russell Beale, for "Hamlet". He received his award from Dame Maggie Smith
Best Actress: Paola Dionisotti, for her performance in "Furthur Than the Furthest Thing". Michael Gambon presented her with the award.
Best Director: Michael Grandage, for his work on two plays, "As You Like It" at the Lyric Hammersmith, and "Passion Play" at the Donmar Warehouse.
Outstanding Newcomer: Chiwitel Ejiofor,23, for his performance in "Blue/Orange".
Best Musical Event: The Car Man, by Matthew Bourne. This award was presented by Jerry Hall.
Best Play: Blue/Orange, by Joe Penhall.
Best Comedy: Stones In His Pockets, by Maria Jones. The award was presented by Macaulay Culkin
Best Stage Design: Bunny Christie, for the Birmingham Rep revival of Tennessee William's "Baby Doll" at the National and West End.