Offies 2018: Full list of Off West End Award winners


The winners of this year’s Off West End Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London.

Organised by OffWestEnd.com, the awards celebrate excellence in fringe and off-West End theatre across the capital, and are now in their 7th year. After three years of ‘digital ceremonies’ (where the winners have been announced on Twitter, they returned to a traditional live format with a ceremony held at The Albany in Deptford, hosted by London’s night czar Amy Lamé.

This year’s winners include Sharon D Clarke (Supporting Female in a Musical) and T’Shan Williams (Female in a Musical) for The Life at Southwark Playhouse, Mimi Ndiweni (Female in a play, The Convert) and Ken Nwosu (Male in a play, An Octoroon).

Neil Anthony Docking won New Play for The Revlon Girl at Park Theatre, and Superhero at Southwark Playhouse won the award for New Musical.

The winners of the Offies (of which a full list can be read below) are picked from over 190 shows across London which are assessed, with winners selected by a panel of judges.

 

Full list of winners

Plays

Female in a play

Mimi Ndiweni, The Convert, Gate Theatre

Charlotte Gray, The Revlon Girl, Park Theatre

Katherine Pearce, Low Level Panic, Orange Tree Theatre

Lucy Robinson, Late Company, Finborough Theatre

 

Male in a play

Ken Nwosu, An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

Ben Aldridge, Run The Beast Down, Finborough Theatre

Ian McDiarmid, What Shadows, Park Theatre

Patrick Sandford, Groomed, Soho Theatre

 

Supporting Female in a Play

Jo Martin, Doubt: A Parable, Southwark Playhouse

Molly Hanson, Posh, Pleasance Theatre

Sinead Matthews, Loot, Park Theatre

Vivian Oparah, An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

 

Supporting Male in a Play

Tom Rhys Harries, The Pitchfork Disney, Shoreditch Town Hall

Danny-boy Hatchard, Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, The Bunker

Jonathan Blaydon, Lord Dismiss Us, Above The Stag

Will Pinchin, Frankenstein, Jack Studio

 

New Play

Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl, Park Theatre

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

David Ireland, The End Of Hope, Soho Theatre

Roland Schimmelpfenning (translated by David Tushingham), Winter Solstice, Orange Tree Theatre

 

Most Promising New Playwright

Katie Bonna, All The Things I Lied About, Soho Theatre

Alex Gwyther, Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, The Bunker

Natasha Marshall, Half Breed, Soho Theatre

Stephen Unwin, All Our Children, Jermyn Street Theatre

 

Director

Ned Bennett, An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

Audrey Sheffield, The Dark Room, Theatre503

Josette Bushell-Mingo, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Ramin Gray, Winter Solstice, Orange Tree Theatre

 

Ensemble

Bucket List, Battersea Arts Centre

Home Truths, The Bunker

The Gap In The Light, New Diorama

 

Production

Contractions, New Diorama

An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre

The Revlon Girl, Park Theatre

Trouble In Mind, Print Room

 

Musicals

Female in a Musical

T'Shan Williams, The Life, Southwark Playhouse

Daisy Maywood, Promises, Promises, Southwark Playhouse

Sophia Mackay, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Theatre Royal Stratford East

 

Supporting Female in a Musical

Sharon D. Clarke, The Life, Southwark Playhouse

Alex Young, Promises, Promises, Southwark Playhouse

Sarah-Louise Young, Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre

 

Male in a Musical

Michael Rouse, Superhero, Southwark Playhouse

Gabriel Vick, Promises, Promises,Southwark Playhouse

Joshua Lay, Top Hat, Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Peter Polycarpou, Working, Southwark Playhouse

 

Supporting Male in a Musical

Cornell S. Joh, The Life, Southwark Playhouse

Greg Castiglioni, The Woman in White, Charing Cross Theatre

Jordan Shaw, Tick, Tick… Boom!, Park Theatre

 

Musical Director

Gareth Bretherton, Hair, Vaults

Dean Austin, Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre

Simon Holt, The Woman in White, Charing Cross Theatre

 

Musical Production

The Life, Southwark Playhouse

Hair, Vaults

Working, Southwark Playhouse

 

New Musical

Superhero, Southwark Playhouse

Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre

My Land’s Shore, Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre

The Life, Southwark Playhouse

 

Opera Production

Tosca, King's Head Theatre

Cosi Fan Tutte, Baseless Fabric Theatre, Morden Civic Centre

L’Incoronazione Di Poppea , Hampstead Garden Opera, Jackson’s Lane

 

Creative and design

Choreographer

Chris Whittaker, Top Hat, Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Charlotte Tooth, The Hired Man, Union Theatre

Joanne McShane, Salad Days, Union Theatre

William Whelton, Hair, Vaults

 

Costume Design

Jonathan Lipman, Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre

Adrin Erra Puente, White Fang, Park Theatre

Mike Lees, The Tailor Made Man, White Bear Theatre

 

Lighting Design

Ben Jacobs, The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase, Jack Studio

David Plater (lighting) & Andzrej Goulding (video), Room, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Norvydals Genys, Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, The Bunker

Zoe Spurr, Phoenix Rising, Car Park, Smithfield Meat Market

 

Set Design

Rosanna Vize, Low Level Panic, Orange Tree Theatre

Lily Arnold, Room, Theatre Royal Stratford East

Max Dorey, Talk Radio, Old Red Lion Theatre

 

Sound Design

Max & Ben Ringham and George Dennis, Killer, Shoreditch Town Hall

George Dennis, Guards at the Taj, Bush Theatre

Juan Coolio, White Fang, Park Theatre

 

Special achievement

Amber Massie-Bloomfield

 

Best artistic director

Kerry Michael

 

An Octoroon image: The Other Richard
The Life image: Conrad Blakemore

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