Critics' Circle Awards Winners

Published: 24 January 2012
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Critics' Circle logoThe winners of the 2011 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were announced today at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

The winners were:

Best New Play
One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
RNT Lyttelton Theatre, followed by a transfer to the Adelphi Theatre, London and, from 2nd March 2012, Theatre Royal Haymarket

The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical (new or revival)
London Road
By Alecky Blythe & Adam Cork
RNT Cottesloe Theatre

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein
RNT Olivier Theatre

Best Actress
Sheridan Smith in Flare Path
Theatre Royal Haymarket

The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Eddie Redmayne in Richard II
Donmar Warehouse

Best Director
Mike Leigh for Grief
RNT Cottesloe Theatre

Best Designer
Mark Tildesley for Frankenstein
RNT Olivier Theatre

Most Promising Playwright
Tom Wells for The Kitchen Sink
Bush Theatre

The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright)
Blanche McIntyre for Accolade & Foxfinder at the Finborough Theatre