Turner, Stoppard and Caroline, or Change win London Critics' Circle Awards

News   Turner, Stoppard and Caroline, or Change win London Critics' Circle Awards Kathleen Turner, Tom Stoppard and the Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, or Change were among the winners of the annual Critics' Circle Awards held at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre on Jan. 30.

Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll won a double accolade by winning the Best New Play category along with Rufus Sewell who scooped the Best Actor Award.

While turner won Best Actress for her performance as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Caroline, or Change won the Best Musical award. In a reference to the mixed reviews the show received in New York, a light-hearted message from the show's book and lyric writer Tony Kushner suggested that it would be a good idea for London's critics to replace their New York counterparts for a while.

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music, was also recognized with the Most Promising Newcomer Award, won jointly with actor Andrew Garfield.

The full list of winners follows.

Best New Play
Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard

The Peter Hepple Ward for Best Musical (new or revival)
Caroline, or Change

Best Actor
Rufus Sewell in Rock ‘n’ Roll

Best Actress
Kathleen Turner in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Tamsin Grieg for Much Ado About Nothing

Best Director
John Tiffany for Black Watch

Best Designer
The Punchdrunk Faust Company

Most Promising Playwright
Nina Raine for Rabbit

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Connie Fisher for The Sound of Music and Andrew Garfield in Beautiful hing and Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship and The Overwhelming.

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