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Theatre Critics of Wales Awards January 2014

Theatre Critics of Wales AwardsWales’ two national companies, National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, have taken five wins each at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards.

The awards were announced at Sherman Cymru on 25th January 2014.

The best production in the Welsh language (critics’ choice) was won by Theatr Genedlaethol’s Blodeuwedd, while the best production in the English language went to Dirty Protests’ Parallel Lines.

Three NTW productions were recognised: Praxis Makes Perfect (for best director and best lighting), Tonypandemonium (best production in the English language – public vote – and best female performance in the English language); and Silly Kings (best production for children and young people).

National Theatre Wales’ artistic Director John McGrath said: “I’m delighted to see three signature pieces by National Theatre Wales doing so well at the awards. I’m also thrilled to see the success of the burgeoning Welsh fringe theatre scene at the ceremony. It’s exciting to be making theatre in Wales at such a vibrant moment.”

The winners in full were:
The awards were announced at an event held at Sherman Cymru on 25th January.

The best production in the Welsh language (critics’ choice) was won by Theatr Genedlaethol’s Blodeuwedd, while the best production in the English language went to Dirty Protests’ Parallel Lines.

Three NTW productions were recognised: Praxis Makes Perfect (for best director and best lighting), Tonypandemonium (best production in the English language – public vote – and best female performance in the English language); and Silly Kings (best production for children and young people).

National Theatre Wales’ artistic Director John McGrath said: “I’m delighted to see three signature pieces by National Theatre Wales doing so well at the awards. I’m also thrilled to see the success of the burgeoning Welsh fringe theatre scene at the ceremony. It’s exciting to be making theatre in Wales at such a vibrant moment.”

The winners in full were:

Music and sound
The Bloody Ballad – Gagglebabble (Dan Lawrence)

Lighting
Praxis Makes Perfect – Natasha Chiver, National Theatre Wales/Neon Neon

Design and costume
Sleeping Beauties – Rachel Canning Sherman Cymru

Digital/online content
Y Bont – Native HQ, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Inspirational educator
Ioan Hefin: You Should Ask Wallace – Theatr na nÓg

Director
Wils Wilson: Praxis Makes Perfect – National Theatre Wales

Male in an opera
Marcus Farnsworth: Greek – Music Theatre Wales

Female in an opera
Marie Arnet: Lulu – Welsh National Opera

Opera production
Lulu – Welsh National Opera

Male performance in the Welsh language
Owen Arwyn: Pridd – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (Pridd)

Female performance in the Welsh language
Rhian Morgan: Dyled Eileen – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Production in the Welsh language (Critics’ choice)
Blodeuwedd – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Production in the Welsh language (Public online vote)
Blodeuwedd – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Production for children and young people
Silly Kings – National Theatre Wales

Ensemble
The Bloody Ballad – Gagglebabble

Small-scale dance production
Chelsea Hotel – Earthfall

Large-scale dance production
Romeo a Juliet – Ballet Cymru/Coreo Cymru/Riverfront Theatre

Playwright (Welsh language)
Roger Williams: Tir Sir Gâr – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Playwright (English language)
Tim Price: Salt, Root & Roe – Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Male performance (English language)
Robert Bowman: Diary Of A Madman – Living Pictures

Female performance (English language)
Siwan Morris: Tonypandemonium – National Theatre Wales

Production in the English language (Critics’ choice)
Parallel Lines – Dirty Protest

Production in the English language (Public online vote)
Tonypandemonium – National Theatre Wales

Special Recognition Award
Gaynor Lougher and Richard Berry, creators of Hijinx Theatre

http://walestheatreawards.org/

Monday 27th January 2014

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