The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners of the 2013 UK Theatre Awards.
The awards - formerly known as the TMAs - are the only awards which specifically address theatre throughout the UK, as opposed to focusing on London and the West End.
This year's big winner was Sheffield Theatres, which picked up four awards including Best New Play for Mike Bartlett's Bull, Best Musical Production for Tim Firth's This Is My Family and Best Touring Production for The Full Monty, which transfers to the West End next year.
The acting categories, which are not split by gender, were dominated by women this year. Cush Jumbo won Best Performance in a Play for A Doll's House (Royal Exchange), Janie Dee got Best Performance in a Musical for Hello, Dolly (Leicester Curve) and Siân Phillips collected Best Supporting Performance for This Is My Family (Sheffield).
Elsewhere, rising star Blanche McIntyre won Best Director for Headlong's The Seagull, and Exeter's The Bike Shed was named Most Welcoming Theatre.
Winners were announced during a lunchtime ceremony at London's Guildhall, hosted by actor Michael Xavier.
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Full list of winners:
Best New Play
Bull by Mike Bartlett - a Sheffield Theatres production
Best Performance in a Play
Cush Jumbo for A Doll's House - a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
Best Supporting Performance
Siân Phillips for This Is My Family - a Sheffield Theatres production
Best Musical Production
This Is My Family directed by Daniel Evans - a Sheffield Theatres production
Best Performance in a Musical
Janie Dee for Hello, Dolly! - a Curve, Leicester production
Best Show for Children and Young People
The Borrowers - a Northern Stage, Newcastle production
Mister Holgado - a Unicorn Theatre production
Blanche McIntyre for The Seagull - a Headlong and Nuffield, Southampton production in association with Derby Theatre
Jonathan Fensom and Charles Balfour for The Accrington Pals - a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
Best Touring Production
The Full Monty - a Sheffield Theatres production, presented by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers
Achievement in Dance
Independent dance artist Wendy Houstoun for 50 Acts
Achievement in Opera
Welsh National Opera for the productions of Lulu and Lohengrin, conducted by Lothar Koenigs
The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre
Achievement in Marketing
Theatre Employee/Manager of the Year
Brenda Walliss – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Promotion of Diversity
Contact Theatre Manchester
My Theatre Matters! UK's Most Welcoming Theatre
The Bike Shed Theatre
The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre