Nick Payne, Nicholas Hytner, Laurie Metcalf Among Nominees for London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
By Mark Shenton
The London Evening Standard has published its shortlist for this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards. This year's event, which will the 58th year the awards have been presented, will be held Nov. 25 at London's Savoy Theatre, hosted by James Corden.
In addition to the eight shortlisted awards below, a further five special awards will be presented on the night. These are the Burberry Award for Emerging Director (new for this year), the Lebedev Special Award, the Editor’s Award, the Beyond Theatre Award and the Moscow Art Theatre's Golden Seagull.
In a press statement, Sarah Sands, editor of the London Evening Standard, commented, "This year's shortlist serves to remind what is so great about London's theatre — new plays by young writers, classic drama re-imagined in the most exciting ways and a host of unforgettable performances. We simply wouldn't be a world city without this jewel in our cultural crown — it deserves the Standard's recognition with these Awards."
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer
The judging panel for the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 in association with Burberry includes Henry Hitchings (London Evening Standard), Georgina Brown (Mail on Sunday), Susannah Clapp (The Observer), Libby Purves (The Times), Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph), Matt Wolf (The International Herald Tribune) and the London Evening Standard's Editor, Sarah Sands; with London Evening Standard Owner, Evgeny Lebedev, chairing the judges' meeting.
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