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.
The awards were hosted by actor Jodie Prenger and presenters included Denise Black, Lesley Joseph, Gary Wilmot, Ashley Zhangazha and Tracy Brabin MP.
It was a big day for Sheffield Theatres, whose acclaimed production of Life Of Pi won four awards, with Standing At The Sky’s Edge – a new musical about Sheffield with songs by Richard Hawley and directed by Robert Hastie – being awarded Best Musical Production.
Rebecca Trehearn won Best Performance in a Musical for her role in Nottingham Playhouse’s Sweet Charity.
Theatremaker Emma Rice was honoured with this year’s award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, in recognition of the unique, innovative and socially relevant work she has created during a 20-year career which has included tenures at Kneehigh, Shakespeare’s Globe and her new company Wise Children.
Musical Theatre Winners at the UK Theatre Awards
Best Musical Production
Standing At The Sky’s Edge directed by Robert Hastie – a Sheffield Theatres 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
Best Performance in a Musical
Rebecca Trehearn for Sweet Charity – a Nottingham Playhouse production