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Everybody's Talking About Jamie wins UK Theatre Award

The awards have been announced in a ceremony at the London Guild

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The cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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Winners of this year's UK Theatre Awards have been announced, with Sheffield Theatres' Everybody's Talking About Jamie picking up Best Musical and Best Performance In a Musical.

John McCrea, who plays Jamie in the new musical, took home Best Performance In a Musical, ahead of the show's West End opening in November.

Liverpool and Everyman artistic director Gemma Bodinetz was named as Best Director for the theatre's new repertory season, while the New Wolsey and Ramps on the Moon's production of Tommy took home Best Touring Production.

In the acting categories, Sharon Duncan-Brewster took home Best Supporting Performance for A Streetcar Named Desire at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and Joseph Millson won Best Performance in a Play for his role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Rover.

Best New Play was named as Narvik by Lizzie Nunnery, while Best Design was won by Jon Bausor for The Grinning Man at Bristol Old Vic. The show is also transferring to London later this year.

The Promotion of Diversity award went to New Wolsey Theatre and Ramps on the Moon for their work on inclusion and integration of deaf and disabled performers.

The awards were hosted by Sharon D Clarke and recognise theatre talent up and down the country on and off stage. As previously announced David Hare was honoured with the Gielgud Award while Lyn Gardner took home Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.

At the awards a new award for Backstage Journalism was announced by the UK Theatre President Fiona Allan. The award is to support journalists who can tell the story of backstage and technical theatre.

Full list of winners are below

Best Presentation Of Touring Theatre
Nuffield Southampton Theatres for the world premiere touring musical production of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

Best Show for Children and Young People
The Snow Queen, New Vic Theatre

Best Director
Gemma Bodinetz, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse new repertory season

Best Touring Production
The Who's Tommy, New Wolsey Theatre and Ramps on the Moon

Best Supporting Performance
Sharon Duncan-Brewster, A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal Exchange Theatre

Best Performance in a Play
Joseph Millson, The Rover, Royal Shakespeare Company

Best New Play
Narvik by Lizzie Nunnery

Theatre Employee Of The Year
Jane Claire, English Touring Theatre and Liz Leck, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust

Clothworkers' Theatre Award
Derby Theatre

Best Design
Jon Bausor, The Grinning Man, Bristol Old Vic

Achievement in Dance
Scottish Ballet for the European premiere of Crystal Pite's striking one-act ballet Emergence

Promotion of Diversity
New Wolsey Theatre and Ramps on the Moon for their groundbreaking work in the inclusion and integration of deaf and disabled individuals

Achievement in Opera
Scottish Opera, Pelléas And Mélisande

Gielgud Award
David Hare

Best Performance in a Musical
John McCrea, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Sheffield Theatres

Best Musical Production
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Sheffield Theatres

UK's Most Welcoming Theatre 2017 with Smooth Radio
The Mill at Sonning

Achievement in Marketing/Audience Development
Scottish Ballet for its Digital Season in April 2017

Outstanding Contribution To British Theatre 2017
Lyn Gardner