UK Theatre Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Winners have been announced for the UK Theatre Awards 2018 at a ceremony hosted by Tyrone Huntley at London’s Guildhall.

UK Theatre Awards 2018
The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins – Theatr Clwyd

At today’s UK Theatre Awards 2018 ceremony Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre won in four categories, including The Almighty Sometimes which won Best New Play and Three Sisters which won Best Touring production.

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins was awarded Best Musical Production, with strong competition from other nominees Miss Littlewood from the RSC, Pieces of String produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester and TBO Productions, and the Bolton Octagon’s Summer Holiday.

The UK Theatre Awards recognise achievements in theatre across Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.


Best New Play
The Almighty Sometimes by Kendall Feaver
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Best Musical Production
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Best Touring Production
Three Sisters
RashDash and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Best Show For Children And Young People
The Little Mermaid
The Egg – Theatre Royal Bath and Pins and Needles

Best Director
Sarah Frankcom for Our Town
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Best Design
Morgan Large for Wonderland
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company

Best Performance In A Play
Denise Black for The Cherry Orchard
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Best Performance In A Musical
Ashley Zhangazha for Guys and Dolls
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Talawa Theatre Company

Best Supporting Performance
Gemma Dobson for Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Royal Court, Out Of Joint and Octagon Theatre, Bolton production.

Achievement In Dance
Northern Ballet for its programming, particularly The Little Mermaid and its Kenneth MacMillan tribute.

Achievement In Opera
David Pountney and Tomas Hanus for their artistic leadership of Welsh National Opera.

The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre
Scottish Ballet

Theatre Employee Of The Year
Clare Lindsay, Watermill Theatre

Promotion of Diversity
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Achievement In Marketing / Audience Development
The Old Vic, London

Clothworkers’ Theatre Award
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Outstanding Contribution To British Theatre
Maxine Peake

UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre
The Mill at Sonning

Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts
Richard Eyre


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