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Kate Bush, Gillian Anderson win at London theatre awards

By Sam Rigby

Kate Bush and Gillian Anderson were among the big winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last night (November 30).

Bush was given the Editor’s Award for her Before the Dawn production, which marked her first stage show in 35 years.


Meanwhile, Anderson was named Best Actress for her turn as Blanche DuBois in the Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire, while Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor for Coriolanus.

Skylight – which starred Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan – was named Revival of the Year, and The Scottsboro Boys won the prize for Best Musical.

This year’s ceremony was attended by David and Victoria Beckham, Damian Lewis, Naomi Campbell, James McAvoy, Billie Piper, Sir Ian McKellen and Kim Cattrall.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Actor
Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Gillian Anderson (A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic)

NOOK Award for Best Play
The James Plays (Rona Munro at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre & National Theatre’s Olivier)

Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical
The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic & Garrick)

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies at RSC Swan & Aldwych)

Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse)

Best Design in Partnership with Heal’s
Es Devlin (American Psycho at the Almeida)

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Beth Steel (Wonderland at the Hampstead)

Lebedev Award
Tom Stoppard

Editor’s Award
Kate Bush for Before the Dawn

Beyond Theatre Award
Here Lies Love

Revival of the Year

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