Sheffield Theatres' MY FAIR LADY Wins Best Regional Production in Whatsonstage Awards
Sheffield Theatres has announced that its production of My Fair Lady has been voted Best Regional Production at this year's prestigious WhatsOnStage Awards.
Winners were announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Rufus Hound last night at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End. The WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major arts awards to be voted for by the public.
The sensational sell-out production of My Fair Lady ran from December 2012 to January 2013 and featured a cast including Dominic West (Othello, The Wire) and newcomer Carly Bawden. It was directed by Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director, Daniel Evans.
Sheffield Theatres was named Regional Theatre of the Year for the second year running, in January and last year was awarded four UK Theatre Awards including Best Musical Production and Best Supporting Performance (Siân Phillips) for This Is My Family, a brand new musical by Tim Firth; Best New Play for Bull by Mike Bartlett (transferred to 59E59 Theaters in New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival) and Best Touring Production for The Full Monty, which opens at the Noel Coward Theatre, London on Tuesday.
'My Fair Lady was a special production for everyone who worked on it and the whole team are so proud to have received this award. We are particularly thrilled as this is an award which is entirely subject to a public vote. It is fantastic to know that with this WhatsOnStage award, the public are reaffirming Sheffield Theatres' position at the forefront of UK regional theatre.'