The Evening Standard Drama Awards. Best Actor, Michael Gambon (Volpone). Best Actress, Geraldine McEwan (Lady Wishfort, The Way of the World). Best Comedy, Dealer's Choice. Patricia Rothermere Award for Outstanding Services by Members of the Theatre Community, Richard Eyre. RADA Scholarship, Maxine Pealie. Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director, Mathew Werchus (Volpone, Henry V). Best Play, Pentecost (David Edgar). Most Promising Playwright, Jez Butterworth (Mojo). Best Musical, Mack and Mable. LWT Plays on Stage Award, Paine's Plough Theatre Company.