UK Theatre Awards 2019 nominees announced

The nominees for this year’s UK Theatre Awards have been revealed, recognising performing talent across the UK. The results will be announced on Sunday 27 October.

The nominees include:

Achievement in Dance

Scottee for Fat Blokes, a collaboration with choreographer Lea Anderson and the cast
Scottish Ballet, for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s dance-theatre adaptation of The Crucible
Yorke Dance Project, for its unique Cohan Collective initiative and programming

Best Musical Production

The Color Purple directed by Tinuke Craig, a Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome co-production
Standing At The Sky’s Edge directed by Robert Hastie, a Sheffield Theatres production
West Side Story directed by Sarah Frankcom, a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production

Best Show for Children and Young People

Billionaire Boy The Musical directed by Luke Sheppard, a Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Noughts and Crosses directed by Esther Richardson, a Pilot Theatre and Derby Theatre production
Tale Trail to The Wind In The Willows directed by Teresa Heskins, a New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme production

Best Performance in a Musical

Audrey Brisson, for Amélie The Musical a Watermill Theatre, Hartshorn–Hook Productions, Selladoor Worldwide and Broadway Asia production
Jenna Russell for The Bridges of Madison County, a Menier Chocolate Factory production
Rebecca Trehearn for Sweet Charity, a Nottingham Playhouse production

Best Supporting Performance

Esh Alladi for Hobson’s Choice, a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
Jocasta Almgill for West Side Story, a Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester production
Emmanuel Kojo for Oklahoma! a Chichester Festival Theatre production

Digital Innovation

Hull Truck Theatre
Northern Ballet
Scottish Ballet

Excellence in Inclusivity

Bush Theatre
Mercury Theatre
Royal and Derngate, Northampton

UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre

New Vic Theatre – Newcastle-under-Lyme
Storyhouse – Chester
Young Vic – London