Tom Hiddleston, Sam Mendes and Helen Mirren honoured in annual Falstaff Awards
The annual awards recognise excellence in Shakespearean productions
The winners of the annual Falstaff Awards, presented by playshakespeare.com, have been announced with the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Michael Grandage sharing the gongs.
Grandage picked up the award for Best Play or Musical for his production of Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre. The production was part of his season in the West End and starred Jude Law in the title role. Christopher Oram also won Best Costume Design for Henry V.
The National Theatre picked up two awards with Kate Fleetwood winning Best Principal Female Performance for her turn as Goneril in King Lear, a production for which Sam Mendes collected Best Director.
The Donmar Warehouse joined the double-awardee club thanks to their production of Coriolanus; Tom Hiddleston taking Best Principal Male Performance and Emma Laxton honoured with Best Sound Design/Original Score.
Dame Helen Mirren was top of the bill once more when she was crowned with the Lear Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Click here for a full list of winners.