TMA Theatre Awards 2004 Winners announced


TMA Theatre Awards 2004 Winners announced

The winners for the 2004 TMA Theatre Awards have been announced. These 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 Ceremony was held on Sunday October 17 2004 at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

This year's London related winners include.... Best Actress Linda Bassett for LUCKY DOG at the Royal Court; Best Actor Ian McDiarmid for HENRY IV at Donmar; Best Supporting Actor Alex Ferns for COYOTE ON A FENCE at Duchess; Best new play THE SUGAR SYNDROME by Lucy Prebble at the Royal Court; Best Touring Production THE PERMANENT WAY by David Hare, Out of Joint and the National Theatre.

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 nation-wide 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.

Winners......

BEST ACTRESS
Linda Bassett for LUCKY DOG at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

BEST ACTOR
Ian McDiarmid for HENRY IV, Donmar on tour.


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Barbara Adair for REVENGE, Tinderbox Theatre Company on tour


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alex Ferns for COYOTE ON A FENCE, The Royal Exchange Theatre in a co-production with Matthew Mitchell Ltd.


BEST DIRECTOR
Anna Mackmin for CLOUD NINE a Sheffield Theatres production at the Crucible


BEST NEW PLAY
THE SUGAR SYNDROME by Lucy Prebble at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


BEST MUSICAL
THE HIRED MAN book by Melvyn Bragg, music and lyrics by Howard Goodall, by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd at Salisbury Playhouse


BEST DESIGNER
Liz Ashcroft for the Royal Exchange Theatre Company’s THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE


THE OPUS AWARD FOR BEST TOURING PRODUCTION
THE PERMANENT WAY by David Hare, Out of Joint and the National Theatre


EQUITY AWARD FOR BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
ARTHUR, THE STORY OF A KING, Wee Stories & The Scottish Touring Consortium – co-created by Andy Cannon, Iain Johnstone and David Trouton


MOST WELCOMING THEATRE
Theatre Royal, Norwich


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
Scottish Ballet for sure-footed modernisation under Ashley Page and dynamic performances.


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Opera North for its Eight Little Greats Season at Leeds and on tour


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