Andrew Scott wins finest actor at Critics’ Circle theatre awards

Andrew Scott wins finest actor at Critics’ Circle theatre awards

Andrew Scott has been named finest actor on the Critics’ Circle theatre awards for enjoying each position in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, tailored by Simon Stephens. In February, the star received finest actor on the Critics’ Circle movie awards for his efficiency in Andrew Haigh’s movie All of Us Strangers. It’s the first time each awards have been received by the identical actor in the identical yr.

The Fleabag star took all eight roles within the solo present Vanya, which ran on the Duke of York’s theatre in London, directed by Sam Yates, and was launched in cinemas final month. Scott beforehand picked up the most effective actor award for Current Laughter on the 2019 awards and the most effective Shakespearean efficiency award for Hamlet in 2017.

This yr, the prize for finest Shakespearean efficiency went to David Tennant for Macbeth on the Donmar Warehouse. Sophie Okonedo received finest actress for @sohoplace’s Medea and Rupert Goold took finest director for Expensive England, the Gareth Southgate drama that ran on the Nationwide Theatre, transferred to the West Finish and is being tailored for a BBC TV sequence. Nicholas Hytner’s immersive Bridge theatre manufacturing of Guys & Dolls, which has been operating for simply over a yr and is reserving till the tip of summer time, was named finest musical.

The award for many promising playwright was shared by Marcelo dos Santos for Backstairs Billy within the West Finish and Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini for Sleepova on the Bush theatre. Essentially the most promising newcomer additionally had joint winners: Jack Wolfe for the musical Subsequent to Regular and Louis McCartney for Stranger Issues: The First Shadow. McCartney had by no means even set foot in a West Finish theatre, not to mention the stage, earlier than taking up the position. Stranger Issues: The First Shadow additionally obtained the most effective designer award, which went to Miriam Buether and 59 Productions.

In 2023 the Critics’ Circle introduced that it will incorporate the Empty Area Peter Brook award for progressive venue, which ran independently from 1989-2017, as one in all its classes in honour of the director who died in 2022. This yr’s recipient is the Orange Tree in Richmond.

Jack Thorne’s The Motive and the Cue, the Nationwide Theatre’s backstage drama about John Gielgud and Richard Burton rehearsing Hamlet in 1964, received the Michael Billington award for finest new play. That award was renamed in honour of the Guardian’s former chief theatre critic when he stepped down from the position on the finish of 2019.

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