Two Donmar Hits & Corrie in South Bank's RunningDate: 5 December 2005
Another batch of award nominations for the 2005 theatre year – this time for the tenth annual South Bank Show Awards, which honours the UK’s creative talent across a wide range of the arts – was announced today.
In the Theatre category, the Donmar Warehouse is battling against itself with its productions of The Philanthropist and Mary Stuart, now transferred to the West End’s Apollo Theatre, both in the running. The productions have already netted the Evening Standard awards for Best Actor (Simon Russell Beale in The Philanthropist) and Best Actor (Harriet Walter in Mary Stuart) as well as multiple Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award nominations (click here to vote now!).
The third production in the South Bank line-up is the Royal Court’s My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which has been nominated for three Whatsonstage.com Awards: Best New Play, Best Solo Performance (Megan Dodds) and Best Director (Alan Rickman).
In the Breakthrough Award field, run in association with The Times newspaper in recognition of rising British talent, actor Ben Silverstone, who co-starred with David Suchet in Man and Boy on tour and at the West End’s Duchess Theatre, is up against nine other contenders, one apiece from the other arts (Film, Dance, Opera, Pop, Visual Arts, TV Drama, Literature, Classical and Comedy).
Winners of the 2006 South Bank Show Awards will be announced at a star-studded ceremony, hosted by South Bank Show presenter Melvyn Bragg, at the Savoy Hotel on Friday 27 January 2006. The ceremony will be aired, as part of the ITV1 arts programme, on Sunday 29 January.
- by Terri Paddock