Eileen Atkins among winners at 2013 OffiesDate: 25 February 2013
The winners of the 2013 OffWestEnd.com Awards - 'the Offies' - were announced last night (24 February), with Eileen Atkins among those honoured for her performance opposite Michael Gambon in All That Fall.
Elsewhere, the Print Room's acclaimed revival of Uncle Vanya (which was also nominated for a Whatsonstage.com Award) won Best Production, while Best director went to Sean Holmes for Desire Under The Elms and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Hammersmith.
According to press material, "The Offies are where you will find the David and Goliaths of theatre pitted against each other with astounding young actors shortlisted against experienced talents of stage and screen, shows under a railway arch in the same list as shows under a proscenium arch, an emerging playwright in Shoreditch Town Hall up against the legend that is Howard Barker, acclaimed director Sean Holmes sharing the list with barn-storming innovator Mark Leipacher."
Launched in January 2010 by OffWestEnd.com, the Offies seek to raise the profile and status of independent theatres in London. For this year's awards 340 shows were assessed in 86 venues. The judges were theatre critics Daisy Bowie-Sell, Andrzej Lukowski, Heather Neill, Mark Shenton, Ian Shuttleworth, Rebecca Stewart, Tom Wicker and Matt Wolf.
Five public voted categories recognising Best Male and Female performances and Most Welcoming Theatre, Best Theatre Bar and Best Theatre Foodie Experience were also announced. For more info visit offwestend.com
BEST PRODUCTION sponsored by Masterclass
BEST NEW MUSICAL
BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION sponsored by Media Powerhouse
BEST OPERA PRODUCTION sponsored by Graham's Port
BEST PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
BEST DIRECTOR sponsored by The Stage Newspaper
BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
BEST PRODUCER sponsored by SIT
BEST LIGHTING sponsored by White Light
BEST NEW PLAY sponsored by Radisson Edwardian Blu
MOST PROMISING NEW PLAYWRIGHT sponsored by Oberon Books
BEST TBC PRODUCTION sponsored by ETC
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE sponsored by Rainy Day Films
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE sponsored by Rococo Chocolate
SPECIAL PANEL AWARD
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