Photo Flash: Winners of the Inaugural Tonic Theatre Awards Announced
The winners were announced at the ceremony last night for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. The winners honored at this evenings event are: Rosemary Squire, Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, Emma Rice, Indhu Rubasingham, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Dawn Walton, Jenny Sealey, Anna Newell and Paula Constable.
Lucy Kerbel Director of Tonic said, "I am thrilled that our inaugural Tonic Awards have so warmly embraced by the industry. There is clearly a great desire for the contributions women are making to theatre to be recognised more widely and for them to be rightly celebrated for their achievements. I'm delighted that the Tonic Awards can form just part of this."
Chair of Tonic's Board of Trustees Sita McIntosh commented, "Tonight was the culmination of months of planning and I am delighted by the positive response and feedback that we have had from awardees, presenters, guests and the industry in general. The overall sentiment has been that recognition of these (and many other women in UK theatre) is long overdue. I look forward to the 2018 Awards to continue championing gender equality on and off stage."
Take a look at the winners below!
For more information, visit www.tonictheatre.co.uk.
Photo credit: Adam Bennett
Anna Newell and Moira Buffini
Byan Raven and Paule Constable
Dawn Walton and Karena Johnson
Emma Rice, Tamara Harvey and Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter DBE and Jenny Sealey MBE
Haydn Gwynne and Hattie Morahan
Indhu Rubasingham MBE and Adrian Lester OBE
Jade Anouka and Kate Pakenham
Lee Hall, Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Featherstone
Sonia Friedman OBE and Rosemary Squire OBE
Tanika Gupta MBE and Emma Rice
Presenters and Winners
Tanya Moodie, Harriet Walter DBE, Phyllida Lloyd CBE, Jade Anouka, Kate Pakenham