Critics' Circle Award-Winners include 'Hairspray' & Patrick Stewart
The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2007 were hosted today by its Chairman Charles Spencer, theatre critic of The Daily Telegraph, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. For the third year, the awards were presented in association with Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists, and supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and lastminute.com.
As ever, the ceremony was an informal gathering of award recipients, the drama critics, theatre practitioners, and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics' personal choice of the best in theatre, from throughout the UK, during the last calendar year. In contrast with other theatre awards during this jam-packed trophy season, the Critics' Circle Theatre Award winners are always decided by the independent votes of Drama Section members, with no panel discussion or public/industry influence exerted.
To follow is a list of the award winners and presenters:
THE CRITICS' CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS 2007 WINNERS
Best New Play
A Disappearing Number
by Simon McBurney and Complicite
(Plymouth Theatre Royal, Warwick Arts Centre, European tour & the Barbican Theatre, London)
Award presented by Benedict Nightingale (The Times) to Judith Dimant
Charles Dance in Shadowlands
(pre-London tour, then Wyndhams Theatre, London followed by transfer to Novello Theatre, London)
Award presented by Georgina Brown (Mail on Sunday) to Charles Dance