The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 will take place on Tuesday 27th January 2015 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, with regular guest speaker Arthur Smith introducing the prestigious awards in much-loved tradition.
For the eleventh year the Awards are once again generously sponsored and presented in association with Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists; and, for the tenth year, supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.
As ever, the ceremony will provide 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 theatre, from throughout the UK, during the last calendar year.
Since the Awards’ inception in 1989 the theatre critics, consisting entirely of respected and influential working journalists, have prided themselves on offering something unique on the packed theatre awards circuit: each member of the Drama Section independently casts their vote based on personal choice, free of any discussion or industry influence, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.
Section Chairman Mark Shenton said: “In an era of proliferating independent opinion and award ceremonies that are voted for by the public online, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards remain the most sought-after and respected of all the annual awards, since they are voted for by people who see more than anyone else, year in, year out, as part of a professional vocation. Critics may be under threat but their opinion still counts, and the respect and high esteem that these awards are held in proves it.”
The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014
Tuesday 27 January 2015 ‘Lunchtime’
Prince of Wales Theatre
Monday 5th January 2015