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The WhatsOnStage Award Nominations

Tuesday, 10th Dec 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory among the Top Shows for this Year’s Ceremony

It’s that time of year again; awards season is upon us. This means that some of the biggest shows of the last year will be considered for top prizes, undoubtedly drumming up extra publicity for production hoping to sell more theatre tickets. This time around it is the WhatsOnStage Award nominations that are in the spotlight.

Back in November the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards were announced with Chimerica, The Audience, in addition to designer Bob Crowley who worked on once at the Phoniex Theatre.

The latter production, which is still running in the West End, is among the shows to receive nominations for the WhatsOnStage awards. However, the other big names of this week’s announcement are Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Book of Mormon and Tori Amos’ The Light Princess.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was nominated in the following categories: The RADISSON BLU Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Iris Roberts), Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Nigel Planer), Best New Musical, The FEAST Best Set Designer (Mark Thompson), The CAPEZIO Best Choreographer (Peter Darling).

The production continues at its home of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, whilst The Light Princess, which also received six nominations, is at the Lyttelton National Theatre. The Book Of Mormon received five nominations.

In terms of plays, the Trafalgar Transformed season, shepherded by Jamie Lloyd at Trafalgar Studios 1, is honoured with nominations in Best Actress in a Play (Hayley Atwell for The Pride), Best Actor in a Play (James McAvoy for The Hothouse).

Other nominations in the Best Actress in a Play category, alongside the mentioned Hayley Atwell, include Anne-Marie Duff (Strange Interlude at the Lyttelton National Theatre), Helen Mirren (The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre), Suranne Jones (Beautiful Things at the Arts Theatre) and Tanya Moodie (Fences at the Duchess Theatre).

A full list of nominations, in addition to the ability to vote for winners, can be found at http://awards.whatsonstage.com/awards/vote 

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