OffWestEnd have announced the nominees for their annual Off-West End Awards.
The awards, also known as the Offies, is an event intended to celebrate small scale and independent theatre productions across London, run by OffWestEnd.com.
A digital ceremony will be held on the 21st of February to reveal and unveil the awards to the winners. This year features a new category, referred to as the OnComm Award, which will celebrate online productions that have arisen as a result of theatre closures last year.
Because of the closures, some awards were unable to be awarded due a lack of sufficient contenders. These included costume/video design, best opera, best choreography, and best new musical.
Geoffrey Brown, OffWestEnd Director, said “in spite of live theatre being closed for most of 2020, there were still some fantastic shows at the start of the year, and between lockdowns, and OffWestEnd is delighted that we are able to recognise and celebrate the best of this work.”
Full List of Nominees:
Design Categories – Lighting:
Malcolm Rippeth / Afterplay / Coronet Theatre.
Tom White / Macbeth / Wiltons Music Hall.
Jamie Platt / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
Lucy Osborne / Afterplay / Coronet Theatre
Casey Jay Andrews / Lockdown Town.
Patrick Connellan / The Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre.
Max Pappenheim / Sunnymead Court / Tristan Bates Theatre.
Yaiza Varona / The Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre.
Neil Bettles / Petrichor / Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Plays / Musicals / Idea Categories – Ensemble: Performance:
Joanne Clifton, Dan Krikler, Harry Francis, Tanisha Mae-Brown, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ryan Anderson / Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle.
Rachel Barnes, Laurie Jamieson, Nigel Taylor, Daniel Ward / The Canary and The Crow / Arcola Theatre.
Stephanie Booth & Hannah Livingstone / We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre.
FK Alexander / I Could Go on Singing / Southbank Centre.
Lucy McCormick / Post Popular / Soho Theatre, Johnson & Mackay & United Agents.
Abraão Kimberley, Pedro Verissimo & 13 others / When It Breaks It Burns / Battersea Arts Centre.
I Could Go on Singing / Southbank Centre.
The Lost Hours / Vault Festival.
Sound Cistem / Plaster Cast Theatre & Vault Festival.
Bronagh Lagan / Rags / Park Theatre.
Jonathan O’Boyle / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
Musicals: Lead Performance:
Frances Barber / Musik / Leicester Square Theatre.
Carolyn Maitland / Rags / Park Theatre.
Molly Lynch / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
Oli Higginson / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
Musicals: Musical Director
Michael Bradley / Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle.
Joe Bunker / Rags / Park Theatre.
George Dyer / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
LAMBCO Productions / Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle.
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment / Rags / Park Theatre.
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse.
Musicals: Supporting Performance:
Beaux Harris / Blitz! / Union Theatre.
Rachel Izen / Rags / Park Theatre.
Dave Willetts / Rags / Park Theatre.
Jim Pope / Can I Help You? / Omnibus Theatre.
Lily McLeish / Scrounger / Finborough.
Phoebe Barran / Tryst / Chiswick Playhouse.
Evan Lordan / We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre.
Plays: Lead Performance:
James Demaine / Nuclear War | Buried | Graceland / Old Red Lion.
Sam Crane / The Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance.
Jessica Rhodes / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre.
Plays: New Play:
Athena Stevens / Scrounger / Finborough.
Sergio Blanco / The Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance.
Sam Steiner / You Stupid Darkness! / Southwark Playhouse.
Plays: Performance Piece:
Lucy McCormick / Post Popular / Soho Theatre.
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba / Stardust / Roundhouse.
Daniel Ward / The Canary and The Crow / Arcola Theatre.
Plays: Supporting Performance:
Leigh Quinn / Scrounger / Finborough.
Ali Barouti / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre.
John Hollingworth / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre.
Words by Mischa Alexander.
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Image: The Last 5 Years // Southwark Playhouse