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Pomona wins four at Offie Awards

Other winners included Linda Bassett, Drew McOnie and Secret Theatre

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Nadia Clifford in Pomona at the Orange Tree, which won four awards
© Manuel Harlan

Winners were announced yesterday (22 February 2015) of this year's Offie Awards, recognising work at Off-West End venues.

The big winner was Alistair McDowall's dystopian drama Pomona at the Orange Tree, which scooped four awards including Best New Play.

Other winners included Linda Bassett for her performance in Visitors, which also won Most Promising New Playwright for Barney Norris.

The Lyric Hammersmith picked up the Special Panel Award for its Secret Theatre ensemble, which was praised for bringing "European-style rep company working practices to the UK."

Full list of winners

Best Female
Linda Bassett for Visitors at The Bush and the Arcola Theatre

Best Supporting Female
Vicki Lee Taylor for Carousel at Arcola Theatre

Best Male
Patrick O'Kane for Quietly at Soho Theatre

Best Supporting Male
Sam Adamson for The Glasshouse at Tristan Bates Theatre

Best New Play
Pomona by Alistair McDowall at Orange Tree Theatre

Most Promising New Playwright
Barney Norris for Visitors at The Bush and Arcola Theatre

Best Director
Ned Bennett for Pomona at Orange Tree Theatre

Best Lighting Designer
Elliot Griggs for Pomona at Orange Tree Theatre

Best Sound Designer
Isobel Waller Bridge for Incognito at The Bush

Best Set Designer
Signe Beckmann for A Handful Of Stars at Theatre503

Best Costume Designer
Ele Slade for Usagi Yojimbi at Southwark Playhouse

Best Choreographer
Drew McOnie for In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse

Best Ensemble
We Are Proud To Present at The Bush

Best Production
Pomona at Orange Tree Theatre

Best New Musical
The Lion by Benjamin Scheuer at St James' Studio

Best Musical Production
Sweeney Todd produced by Tooting Arts Club at Harrington's Pie & Mash Shop

Best Opera Production
The Blank Canvas by OperaUpClose at King's Head Theatre

Best Production for Young People (under 8 years)
Peter Pan at Polka Theatre

Best Production for Young People (over 8yrs)
Albert Einstein Relatively Speaking at Southwark Playhouse

Best TBC
Ballad of The Burning Star by Theatre Ad Infinitum at BAC &
This is How We Die by Christopher Brett Bailey by Oval House

Best Artistic Director
Paul Miller at The Orange Tree

Best Producer
Rachel Edwards at Tooting Arts Club

Special Panel Award for Outstanding Achievement
Secret Theatre at Lyric Hammersmith

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