Branagh, Atkins and Democracy Nominated for Evening Standard Awards

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The Olivier Awards may be more famous—probably because of the great thesp’s name attached—but the most respected awards within the London theatre trade are probably the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. And this year’s nominations are just out, with the National Theatre dominating – a testament to the overwhelming success of Nicholas Hytner’s first season in charge (though there’s a nod for his predecessor Trevor Nunn’s production of Anything Goes).
Nominee Eileen Atkins, now appearing on Broadway in The Retreat from Moscow
Nominee Eileen Atkins, now appearing on Broadway in The Retreat from Moscow

Big name hopefuls include Kenneth Branagh, Eileen Atkins and Michael Blakemore. The nominations are:

Best Play:
Polly Teale’s After Mrs. Rochester
Michael Frayn’s Democracy
Roy Williams’s Fallout

Best Actor:
Kenneth Branagh for Edmond (National Theatre)
Warren Mitchell for The Price (Tricycle Theatre and Apollo Theatre)
Michael Sheen for Caligula (Donmar Warehouse)

Best Actress:
Eileen Atkins for Honour (National Theatre)
Sandy McDad for Iron (Royal Court)
Ann Mitchell for Through The Leaves (Southwark Playhouse)

Best Director:
Michael Blakemore for Democracy (National Theatre)
Simon McBurney for The Elephant Vanishes (Barbican Theatre)
Polly Teale for After Mrs.Rochester (Lyric Hammersmith and The Duke of York’s)

Best Stage Designer:
John Gunter for Love’s Labours Lost (National Theatre)
Christopher Oram for Caligula (Donmar Warehouse)
Ultz for Fallout and Hobson’s Choice (Royal Court and Young Vic)

Best Musical:
Anything Goes (National Theatre)
Jerry Springer – The Opera (National Theatre)
Simply Heavenly (Young Vic)

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