Photo Flash: A Look Inside the 2018 UK Theatre Awards

The UK Theatre Awards 2018 were hosted by Olivier-nominated musical theatre performer Tyrone Huntley, and presenters included Wendi Peters, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Ria Jones, Matt Cardle, Emma Williams and Michael Ellis MP.

Actor and writer Maxine Peake was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre award, presented by producer Conrad Lynch and the Artistic Director of Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, Sarah Frankcom. Director Richard Eyre received the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, presented by Ian McKellen.

Accepting the Gielgud Award, Richard Eyre said: 'I'm constantly bewildered by the fact that local authorities and government can't see what an extraordinary, unique asset theatre is [...]'. He also praised Ian McKellen, who presented the award, as 'a wonderful actor and a very good friend and the natural artistic son of John Gielgud'.

Receiving her Outstanding Contribution Award, Maxine Peake said: 'People keep saying to me, "you've given so much to regional theatre" - I haven't given anything, it's given it to me; it's allowed me to do the work I want to do, and that is mainly down to Sarah Frankcom and her bravery and her belief in me'.

Maxine Peake also revealed that Richard Eyre had been instrumental in giving her an early start in the industry, as part of the panel which gave her a scholarship to drama school.

For a full list of UK Theatre Awards 2018 winners, go to the UK Theatre website.

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

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Ashley Zhangazha, Maxine Peak

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Richard Eyre, Maxine Peake

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Ria Jones

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Fiona Allan

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Wendy Peters

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Denise Black

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Denise Black

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Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Tyrone Huntley

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Promotion of Diversity Winner, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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Tyrone Huntley

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Clothworkers Theatre Award, Queens Theatre Hornchurch

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Emma Williams

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Best Performance in a Musical Ashley Zhangazha for GUYS AND DOLLS

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Ian McKellen

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Ian McKellen

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Ian McKellen

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Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, Richard Eyre

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Richard Eyre

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Best Touring Production, THREE SISTERS

Photo Flash: A Look Inside the 2018 UK Theatre Awards
Ian McKellen

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Richard Eyre

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Regional Winners of Most Welcoming Theatre

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Regional Winners of Most Welcoming Theatre

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Matt Cardle

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Maxine Peake

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Maxine Peake

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Maxine Peake

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Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, Maxine Peake

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Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, Maxine Peake

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Ian McKellen and Maxine Peake




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