Richard Hawley and Chris Bush’s Standing At The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre is named Best Musical at the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while Rebecca Trehearn’s title role in Nottingham Playhouse’s Sweet Charity wins the actress Best Performance in a Musical.
Surely we are not heading towards awards season yet again? We had better hurry up then and check out the musical theatre nominees in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Who will you be rooting for?
It’s a pretty exciting combination: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Mark Ravenhill all creating a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ novel The Boy In The Dress for the RSC in November 2019, directed by Gregory Doran. But now we know some of the casting too with Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson all taking lead roles in the much-anticipated production.
My biases when it comes to Bar Mitzvah Boy... plus director Stewart Nicholls explains how he's reclaimed this gem, previously a notorious West End flop that ran for only 77 performances.