BWW: UK Awards 2013: Reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue's Nominations!

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BWW: UK Awards 2013: Reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue's Nominations!

Theatrical Event Of The Year

While I did see a number of the events nominated for Theatrical Event of the Year; Kerry Ellis at the London Palladium is the clear winner for me. Reviewed here it was a truly special night in an iconic venue. Although I was already quite the fan, I feel it was a night that would have been enjoyed by anyone with a love for musical theatre. Performing a range of songs from shows that she is known for along with movie medleys and what I would class as the single greatest moment for anyone who is a fan of the London production of Wicked- it really was an incredible evening!

Best New Musical in the West End

Again, I have seen almost all of the nominees in this category and it has been an excellent year for new productions in the West End but I feel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory deserves my vote the most. I have read a few reviews that have claimed that it "appeals to the masses", but I'm not sure why that would ever be viewed as a negative thing. Anything that gets people going to the theatre especially at a young age can only be a good thing. The sets are possibly the best I have ever seen in the West End and while I do agree with some of the critic's opinions that the music is not overly memorable after one viewing, I still enjoyed it. I have also voted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Best Costume Design In A New Production Of A Musical.

Best Leading Actor in a New Production of a Musical West End

I'll confess that until the cast announcement for The Commitments I had never heard of Killian Donnelly. A pretty shameful admission after doing some research before the show and reading his extensive West End credits! I had quite high expectations for his performance and he both met and exceeded them!

Best Long Running West End Show

At the risk of being predictable, I voted for Wicked as the best long running West End show. While once again I have seen all of the nominees, Wicked is the show which is the most special for me. I also cast my vote for Gina Beck as Best Performance in a Long Running West End Show actress as I think she is currently doing a fantastic job as Glinda.

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Natalie O'Donoghue Natalie has been an avid theatre goer since her first London production of Blood Brothers when she was 12. Based in Glasgow, she also reviews in Edinburgh and London as much as she can. Natalie loves nothing better than a musical medley and has an intense fear of audience participation.


 

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