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The Offies -Off West End Theatre Awards 2011

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From http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31415/musicals-dominate-at-inaugural-off-west-end

Musical theatre took the lion’s share of the prizes at the Off West End Awards 2011, with seven awards going to musical productions.

Union Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s 'Assassins' picked up the awards for Best Production and Best Sound Design, while Alastair David was awarded the choreography prize for 'Bells Are Ringing' at the same venue.

Thom Southerland’s revival of 'Me And Juliet' at the Finborough saw him win the award for Best Director, while Howard Hudson won the lighting design award for both that production and 'Tomorrow Morning' at the Landor. Emily Stuart’s designs for Jermyn Street’s production of 'Anyone Can Whistle' won the award for Best Costume/Make-up Design.

The award for Best New Musical was awarded to Theatre503’s 'Porn -The Musical', with the judges praising its “fearless explosion of heart, sould and cleavage”.

Meanwhile, Michelle Terry won Best Female Performance for her role as Sylvia in 'Tribes' at the Royal Court, which also won Best New Play for author Nina Raine, while Danny Webb’s portrayal of Ian in 'Blasted' at the Lyric Hammersmith saw him take home the award for Best Male Performance.

Finborough Theatre’s Neil McPherson picked up the award for Best Artistic Director two months after the venue won the Stage 100 Award for Best Fringe Venue.

In total, seventeen awards were presented in the ceremony, held this afternoon at Wilton’s Musical Hall in east London.
Actor Simon Callow, who hosted the ceremony, said: “Off West End theatre should not be defined by its relationship to the West End. The crucial point is that this work we do is theatre for its own sake.”

OFF WEST END 2011 AWARDS IN FULL
*Best Female Performance: Michelle Terry in 'Tribes', Royal Court
*Best Male Performance: Danny Webb in 'Blasted', Lyric Hammersmith
*Best Production: 'Assassins', Union Theatre
*Best New Musical: 'Porn –The Musical', Theatre503
*Best Choreographer: Alistair David for 'Bells are Ringing', Union Theatre
*Best Entertainment: 'The Animals' and 'Children Took to the Streets', BAC
*Best Producer: Lilli Geissendorfer
*Best Director: Thom Southerland for 'Me and Juliet', Finborough Theatre
*Best New Play: 'Tribes' by Nina Raine, The Royal Court
*Most Promising New Playwright: Arinze Kene for 'Estate Walls', Oval House
*Best Artistic Director/Programmer: Neil McPherson, Finborough Theatre
*Best Lighting Design: Howard Hudson for 'Me and Juliet', Finborough Theatre and 'Tomorrow Morning', Landor Theatre
*Best Sound Design: Steve Miller for 'Assassins', Union Theatre
*Best Set Design: Ultz for 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane', The Young Vic
*Best Costume/Make-up Design: Emily Stuart for 'Anyone Can Whistle', Jermyn Street Theatre
*Best Marketing Campaign: 'Ghost Stories', The Lyric Hammersmith
*Panel Award: Chickenshed

Updated On: 2/27/11 at 11:52 AM
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Freakin' ecstatic for Michelle Terry. She was unforgettably brilliant, and had damn well better take the Olivier too.