All the winners in the Offies 2020 Awards for shows, artists and theatres across London’s Off-West End and fringe.
The winners have been announced in the Offies 2020 Awards for the best shows, artists and theatres across London’s Off-West End and fringe.
Equus, which ran at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Trafalgar Studios as well as on tour with English Touring Theatre, picked up three awards, for best play, best director and best lighting.
The soon-to-be-legendary Bunker Theatre, which closes at the end of March, picked up two Offies for programming and social media while its artistic director, Chris Sonnex, received a Special Award for his ambitious achievements at the theatre.
The award for best musical went to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre which also won an award for best supporting female performance for Ashlee Young.
Oti Mabuse followed this weekend’s success in BBC dance competition The Greatest Dancer, in which her finalists Michael Danilczuk and Jowita Przystal won, by winning best choreography/movement for Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse.
Now in their 10th year, the Offies Awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony at Battersea Arts Centre in London. They are organised by Off West End and, aside from the People’s Vote categories, are judged by a team of assessors. They saw about 400 shows across London in 2019, making nominations throughout the year.
THE OFFIES 2020 – FULL WINNERS LIST
Best Play Production – Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best Director of a Play – Ned Bennett for Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best Female Performance in a Play – Gemma Barnett in A Hundred Words For Snow at Trafalgar Studios 3
Best Male Performance in a Play – Cary Crankson in Country Music at Omnibus Theatre
Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role in a Play – Marina Bye in The Lady from the Sea at Coronet Theatre
Best Male Performance in a Support Role in a Play – John Sackville in Go Bang Your Tambourine at Finborough Theatre
Best New Play – Wolfie by Ross Willis at Theatre503
Most Promising New Playwright – Dylan Coburn Gray for Citysong, Soho Theatre
Best Performance Piece – Queens of Sheba by Nouveau Riché at Battersea Arts Centre
Best Performance Ensemble – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse
Best Company Ensemble – Operation Mincemeat by SplitLip at the New Diorama Theatre
Best IDEA Production (innovative/devised/experiential/atypical) – Sex Sex Men Men by Pecs Drag Kings at the Yard Theatre
Best Sound Design – Matt Eaton for All’s Well That Ends Well at Jermyn Street Theatre
Best Video Design – Ben Bull for Baby Reindeer at the Bush Theatre
Best Lighting Design – Jessica Hung Han Yun for Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best Set Design – Diego Pitarch for Night of the Living Dead – Live! at the Pleasance Theatre
Best Costume Design – Adrian Gee for Amour at Charing Cross Theatre
Best Opera Production – HMS Pinafore by Charles Court Opera at the King’s Head Theatre
Best Pantomime – Sleeping Beauty at Greenwich Theatre
Best Musical Production – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre
Best Director of a Musical – Bill Buckhurst for Ghost Quartet at Boulevard Theatre
Best Female Performance in a Musical – Jeannette Bayardelle for Shida at The Vaults
Best Male Performance in a Musical – Bart Lambert and Jack Reitman in Thrill Me at The Hope Theatre
Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Ashlee Young in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre
Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Jerome Pradon in Aspects of Love at Southwark Playhouse
Best New Musical – Amour at Charing Cross Theatre
Best Musical Director – Jordan Li-Smith for Queen of the Mist at Jack Studio Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre
Best Choreography/Movement – Oti Mabuse for Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse
Best Production for Young People Aged 13+ – Crowded at the Half Moon Theatre
Best Production for Young People Aged 8+ – Snow White at the Chickenshed
Best Production for Young People Aged 0 to 7 – The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! at the Unicorn Theatre
OffFest Award for Best Production at Voila Europe Festival 2019 – Napoli 44 at The Cockpit
OffFest Award for Best Production at Camden Fringe Festival 2019 – All the Little Lights at the Tristan Bates Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Online Info & Booking – Jack Studio Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Programmes – Jack Studio Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Programming Policy – Bunker Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Social Media Presence & Activities – Bunker Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Most Welcoming Theatre – Chickenshed
People’s Vote Winner for Most Comfortable Theatre – Bush Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Facilities – Above the Stag Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Theatre Bar – Arcola Theatre
People’s Vote Winner for Best Foodie Experience – Park Theatre
Special Awards – Chris Sonnex, artistic director of Bunker Theatre & Tobi Kyeremateng, producer
Special Achievement Award – Mehmet Ergen and Layla Nazli, Arcola Theatre
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