Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards

Yesterday UK Theatre gave out awards to leading talents in performing, producing and theatre management throughout the United Kingdom. Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT and FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS together took Best Musical Production, while Clare Burt picked up a performance award for the former and Rebecca Trehearn for the latter. Charlene James won Best New Play for CUTTIN' IT, and Paapa Essiedu Best Performance In A Play for the Royal Shakespeare Company's HAMLET.

Ian McKellen received the award for Outstanding Contribution To British Theatre in recognition of his tireless work both in championing diversity and for his commitment to theatre, including touring productions, across the country. Vanessa Redgrave received the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts in recognition of her unrivalled career on stage and screen. Full list of winners here

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Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Director Raz Shaw

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Eileen Atkins and Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Touring Production winners Jerry Gunn and James Quaife

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Fiona Allan

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Vanessa Redgrave and Julian Bird

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Fiona Allan

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Owen Teale

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Julie Hesmondhalgh

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Supporting Performance winner Rebecca Trehearn

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Lesley Manville

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Performance in a Play winner Paapa Essiedu

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Charlie Stemp

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Lesley Manville

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Presentation Of Touring Theatre winners Northern Stage

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Eileen Atkins

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Laura Pitt-Pulford

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Don Warrington

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Show For Children And Young People winners Ivan Wadeson and Joe Sumsion

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Eileen Atkins and Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Birmingham Hippodrome

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Allyson Ava Brown, Nina Toussaint-White and Jennifer Saayeng

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best New Play winner Charlene James

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Eileen Atkins and Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen and Eileen Atkins

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Claire McKenzie and Scott Gilmour

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Employee of the Year winner Diane Belding with Damien Malony

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Clare Burt

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Clothworkers' Theatre Award winners Northern Stage

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Eileen Atkins

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Design winner Lez Brotherston

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Julian Bird, Fiona Allan, Cassie Chaderton

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Achievement in Dance winner Gary Clarke

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Diane Belding

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Vanessa Redgrave

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Drew McOnie and Gary Clarke

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Vanessa Redgrave

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Emmanuel Kojo

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Gary Clarke

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Promotion of Diversity winners Belgrade Theatre

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Achievement in Opera winners The Royal Opera and Guildhall School Of Music and Drama

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Jerry Gunn

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Achievement in Marketing winners Northern Ballet with Preeya Kalidas

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Performance in a Musical winner Clare Burt

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Best Musical Production winners for Flowers For Mrs Harris and Show Boat

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Northern Stage

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Paapa Essiedu

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
UK's Most Welcoming Theatre winners The Mill at Sonning

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Goold

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Goold with the Gielgud Award

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Rebecca Trehearn

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Robert Hastie

Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards
Samuel Hodges

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