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We chatted to the winners of the Critics’ Circle Awards

Earlier today, the winners of the Critics' Circle Awards were announced, with Sheila Atim, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Scott and Dominic Cooke among the winners.

We chatted to some of the winners about their shows, their successes and what British theatre means to them.

The award for Best Actor went to Cranston for his turn in the National Theatre's production of Network, while Follies, another National Theatre production, was recognised in the Best Designer category – for Vicki Mortimer – and Best Director category – for Dominic Cooke, who told WhatsOnStage that the musical will return next year.

The London production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton takes home its first award since it opened in the city. The show picks up the award for Best Musical, while John McCrea, star of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, is joint winner of Most Promising Newcomer with Sheila Atim, currently in Girl From the North Country.

Andrew Scott won the Best Shakespearean Performance award for Hamlet, while the Best Actress Award went to Victoria Hamilton for Albion.

Best New Play went to Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, with a special award going to David Lan of the Young Vic.

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