London Evening Standard Awards: The Winners

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Words by Naomi Jeffreys 

Last night was a momentous night in London, which celebrated the best talent we have to offer. 

One star said on the Red Carpet: “I think it’s wonderful to celebrate what we achieve” 

The glamorous event was hosted at London’s Savoy Hotel and the cream of British theatre was out in force. 

Check out the winners below; 

Best Play

Constellations

By Nick Payne (Royal Court Upstairs)

Best Director

Nicholas Hytner

Timon of Athens (National’s Olivier)

Best Actor

Simon Russell Beale

Collaborators (National’s Cottesloe)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress

Hattie Morahan

A Doll’s House (Young Vic)

Ned Sherrin Award For Best Musical

Sweeney Todd

Chichester Festival and Adelphi

Best Design

Soutra Gilmour

Inadmissible Evidence (Donmar Warehouse) and Antigone (National’s Olivier)

Charles Wintour Award For Most Promising Playwright

Lolita Chakrabarti

Red Velvet (Tricycle)

Milton Shulman Award For Outstanding Newcomer

Matthew Tennyson

Making Noise Quietly (Donmar Warehouse)

Beyond Theatre Award

Danny Boyle and his creative team

For the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics

Lebedev Special Award

Nicholas Hytner

For his dynamic directorship of the National Theatre

Editor’s Award

David Hare

For his contribution to theatre

Burberry Award for Emerging Director

Simon Godwin

Moscow Art Theatre’s Golden Seagull Award

Judi Dench

For her contribution to world theatre

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