TMA Theatre Awards 2003 Winners announced

TMA Theatre Awards 2003 Winners announced

The winners of the TMA Theatre Awards 2003 have been announced. These prestigious UK awards are for excellence in all aspects of regional theatre. Theatres throughout the UK have participated in the Awards and more than 1,000 productions have been seen.

This year' s Awards Presentation were held on Sunday 19 Oct 03 at Hampstead Theatre, London NW3 and hosted by broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.


Best Actress
Eileen McCallum for IF ONLY, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh

Best Actor
Timothy West for KING LEAR, English Touring Theatre in association with Malvern Theatres on tour, including a run at the Old Vic in London

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lyndsey Marshal for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Bristol Old Vic

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Andy Serkis for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company's OTHELLO

Best Director
David Farr for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Bristol Old Vic

Best Designer
Julian Crouch, Phil Eddols, Colin Grenfell and Stephen Snell for THE HANGING MAN, Improbable Theatre in a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Lyric Hammersmith and Weiner Festwochen in association with Pomegranate Arts

The Opus Award for Best Touring Production
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a Watermill Theatre production by Propeller

The BBC writersroom Award for Best New Play
THE BREATHING HOUSE by Peter Arnott, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh

The Equity Award for Best Show for Children and Young People
TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN adapted by David Wood from the book by Philippa Pearce, Library Theatre Company, Manchester

Best Musical
Sheffield Theatres' SWEET CHARITY book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris, conceived, staged and choreographed by Bob Fosse, by arrangement with Music Scope (UK) and Stage Musicals Ltd., at the Crucible

Outstanding Achievement in Opera
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Glyndebourne

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
George Piper Dances' CRITICS' CHOICE ***** programme which brought the A-list of today's choreographers to the British public in an innovative way

The Arts Council England Eclipse Award
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Most Welcoming Theatre
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

The TMA Theatre Awards were established in 1990 to celebrate outstanding achievement in theatre across the UK. Presented annually by the Theatrical Management Association, they are the only nationwide awards for theatre, opera and dance with over 175 theatres taking part in the scheme. Awards are given for performance, production, design and front of house to applaud the contributions of all those who work in the theatre industry.The Theatrical Management Association is a trade association that represents over 300 member organisations involved in the creation, presentation and management of professional theatre, opera and dance in the UK.

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