Exactly one week after the Olivier Awards ceremony featured an extended segment about the world's longest running play, the first "Mousetrap" awards were presented at the Old Vic Tunnels.
The awards - which included a gong for "Sexiest Cast" - were organised by Mousetrap Theatre Projects which exists to increase young people’s access to the best of live theatre in London. The winners were decided upon by votes from hundreds of young theatregoers between the ages of 15 and 23.
The ceremony on Sunday 22 April 2012 was compèred by director Eddie Latter and also featured performances from various young people including south east London duo Misunderstood .
Most Welcoming Venue: Apollo Victoria. Collected by front-of-house managers Imogen Blauth-Muszkowski and Oscar Scllick-Pilley
Show I Would Most Recommend to a Friend: Wicked. Collected by Andy Bryant (Boq)
Outstanding Performance: Sheridan Smith for her role in Legally Blonde. Currently filming in Australia, she expressed her thanks by Twitter
Sexiest Cast: Chicago. Collected by Matt Wesley (swing)
Best Play : War Horse. Collected by Mervyn Millar, artistic director of Handspring Puppet Co UK
Show that Shouldn’t Have Closed: Spring Awakening. Collected by Lucy Mae Barker (Ilse)
Best Stage Design: The Lion King
Photos from the awards ceremony
Chicago cast member Matt Wesley accepts the award for
Sexiest Cast at The Mousetraps. Photo credit: Alex Rumford
Lucy May Barker accepts the award for Show That Shouldn't Have Closed -
Spring Awakening. Photo credit Alex Rumford
South-East London duo Misunderstood perform at
The Mousetraps. Photo credit Alex Rumford
Wicked dance captains Hannah Toy and Sean Perkins accepting
the award for Best Ensemble at The Mousetraps. Photo credit Alex Rumford
Youth Forum member Daisy Fordham presents the
award for Sexiest Cast. Photo credit Alex Rumford