TheatreNI sends its heartiest congratulations to all those nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Awards. It was especially heartening to see the breadth of talent and output from the North recognised this year and to see so much co-operation across the island.To see all the nominations see the Irish Times here.
Congrats especially to:
Best Director – Emma Jordan
For A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, a Lyric Theatre production; and Removed, by Fionnuala Kennedy, Prime Cut Productions in association with Young at Art and EU Collective Play
Best Opera – A DUP Opera by Conor Mitchell, Belfast Ensemble and Outburst Arts
Best New Play The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney, Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Draíocht, the Everyman Theatre, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre and Town Hall Theatre
Best Actress – Aoibhéann McCann
As Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, a Lyric Theatre Production
Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Grant
As Michael in A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe by Dominic Montague, Kabosh Theatre Company in association with OUTing the Past and presented as part of LGBT History Month and Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics
Best Movement Direction – Paula O’Reilly
For In Our Veins by Lee Coffey, Bitter Like a Lemon and the Abbey Theatre in association with Dublin Port Company.
Best Set Design –
Dorota Karolczak for Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim, Northern Ireland Opera & Lyric Theatre
Enda Kenny For a Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams a Lyric Theatre Production
Best of luck to all on Sunday 5th April at the Irish Theatre Awards ceremony which will take place in Dublin at the National Concert Hall.