News - The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016


The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016 were announced yesterday. See the full list of winners...

The big winner of the event was Harry Potter & The Cursed Child which picked up three awards, including Best Director for John Tiffany, ten years after he won the same prize for Black Watch. Tim Minchin can also count himself a repeat winner with his musical Groundhog Day picking up the Best Musical award six years after his musical Matilda won the same award. There were acting awards for Billie Piper, in Yerma, and Stephen Dillane, for Faith Healer, and Glenda Jackson won the best Shakespearean Award for her role in King Lear, her first stage role in 25 years.

The Awards were presented in association in a ceremony hosted by the Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

The full list of awards is below.

Best New Play

The Flick by Annie Baker
The National Theatre, London

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical

Groundhog Day
Old Vic, London

Best Actor

Stephen Dillane in Faith Healer
Donmar Warehouse, London

Best Actress

Billie Piper in Yerma
Young Vic, London

The Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance

Glenda Jackson in King Lear
Old Vic, London

Best Director

John Tiffany for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
Palace Theatre, London

Best Designer

Christine Jones for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
Palace Theatre, London

Most Promising Playwright

Charlene James for Cuttin’ It
Young Vic, Royal Court & The Yard Theatres, London, Birmingham Rep & Sheffield Crucible

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer

Anthony Boyle in Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
Palace Theatre, London

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