Huge congrats to two #StageFaves ladies - Clare Burt and Rebecca Trehearn - who have won UK Theatre Awards today for FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS and SHOW BOAT, respectively. The two Sheffield Crucible-originated musicals scooped a total of five big gongs between them, including jointly winning Best Musical Production. Chichester Festival's HALF A SIXPENCE, which received multiple award nominations in the shortlists announced last month and which is about to open in the West End, went home empty-handed...
UK Theatre has announced the winners of the UK Theatre Awards 2016 – the only awards to honour outstanding achievement in performing, producing and management in theatres throughout the United Kingdom.
The award for Best Musical Production was shared by Sheffield Theatres’ productions of SHOW BOAT and FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, both directed by Daniel Evans. Clare Burt, who played the titular Mrs Harris, received the award for Best Performance In A Musical while Rebecca Trehearn collected Best Supporting Performance for SHOW BOAT. Lez Brotherston also won Best Design for his work on the two musicals.
The awards were presented at a ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall compèred by award-winning actor Lesley Manville, with a performance from Clare Burt and appearances from guest presenters including Dame Eileen Atkins, Owen Teale, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Stephanie Beacham, Don Warrington and Preeya Kalidas.
UK Theatre Awards 2016 Winners - musicals
- Best Musical Production (joint winner) FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS directed by Daniel Evans, a Sheffield Theatres Production and SHOW BOAT directed by Daniel Evans, a Sheffield Theatres production
- Best Performance In A Musical Clare Burt for FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, a Sheffield Theatres Production
- Best Supporting Performance Rebecca Trehearn for SHOW BOAT, a Sheffield Theatres production
- Best Design Lez Brotherston for FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS and SHOW BOAT, a Sheffield Theatres productions