Offies Finalists 2023

Offies Finalists 2023

The finalists for the annual awards (for productions in 2022) have been announced as follows:

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PLAYS

Most promising new playwright

Yasmin Wilde: Glitterball at Watford Palace Theatre

Waleed Akhtar: Kabul Goes Pop at Brixton House (also The P Word at Bush Theatre)

Pravin Wilkins: Moreno at Theatre503

 

New play

Joe White: Blackout Songs at Hampstead Theatre

Neda Nezhdana: Pussycat in Memory of Darkness (Voices from Ukraine) Finborough

Tyrell Williams: Red Pitch at Bush Theatre

 

Director (plays)

Matthew Iliffe: Bacon at Finborough

Maggie Norris:  Mission at The Big House

Philip Wilson: Starcrossed at Wilton’s Music Hall

Paul Tomlinson:  SUS at Park Theatre

Nicky Diss: The Comedy of Errors at Fullers Pub Gardens

 

Supporting perf in a play

Richard James:  A Sherlock Carol at Marylebone Theatre

Oliver Hembrough: All My Sons at Queens Theatre Hornchurch

David Angland: Doctor Faustus at Southwark Playhouse

Rina Fatania:  Favour at Bush Theatre

Caitlin Fielding: Monster at Park Theatre

Mary Malone: The Prince at Southwark Playhouse

 

Performance piece

Haley McGee: Age is a Feeling at Soho Theatre

Anoushka Lucas: Elephant at Bush Theatre

Rosie Day: Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon at Southwark Playhouse

Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show at Soho Theatre

 

Solo performance in a play

Edie Campbell: Apples in Winter at Playground Theatre

Deborah Newbold: Lost in Blue at Lion & Unicorn Theatre

Dame Maureen Lipman: Rose at Park Theatre

Joseph Potter: The Poltergeist at Arcola

Edwin Flay: The Quality of Mercy at Courtyard, Hoxton

 

Lead performance in a play

Eve Ponsonby: A Dead Body in Taos at Wilton’s Music Hall

Corey Montague-Sholay: Bacon at Finborough

William Robinson:  Bacon at Finborough

Rebecca Humphries: Blackout Songs at Hampstead Theatre

Ragevan Vasan: The Animal Kingdom Hampstead Theatre

Esh Alladi: The P Word at Bush Theatre

 

Production (plays)

Shedding a Skin at Soho Theatre

The Solid Life of Sugar Water at Orange Tree Theatre

The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Theatre Royal Stratford East

We Were Promised Honey! at Soho Theatre

 

MUSICALS & OPERA

Opera performance

Company & Orchestra: L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Arcola

Michael Lafferty, Raphaela Papadakis Black, el payaso at Cervantes Theatre

Company & Orchestra: The Cunning Little Vixen at Jacksons Lane

 

Opera production

HMS Pinafore at Wilton’s Music Hall

Patience at Wilton’s Music Hall

The Paradis Files at QEH

 

New musical

Nadim Naaman & Dana Al Fardan: Broken Wings at Charing Cross Theatre

Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper, Jennifer Decliveo: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Olivia Thompson: La Maupin Lion & Unicorn

 

Musical director

Nick Barstow: From Here To Eternity at Charing Cross Theatre

Sam Young: Ride at Charing Cross Theatre

Jamie Noar: Say Yes to Tess at Camden People’s Theatre

 

Director (Musicals)

Tania Azevedo: But I’m a Cheerleader at Turbine Theatre

Sarah Meadows: Ride at Charing Cross Theatre

Matthew Parker: Thrill Me at Jermyn St Theatre

 

Supporting perf in a musical

Ash Weir: But I’m a Cheerleader at Turbine Theatre

Michael Mather: But I’m a Cheerleader at Turbine Theatre

Kathryn Bond: Cinderella at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Yuki Sutton: Ride at Charing Cross Theatre

Holly Sumpton: Stranger Sings at The Vaults

 

Lead perf in a musical

Barry James: A Letter to Harvey Milk – The Musical at Waterloo East Theatre

Luke Bayer: Diva: Live from Hell at Turbine Theatre

Liv Andrusier: Ride at Charing Cross Theatre

Max Alexander-Taylor: The Lion at Southwark Playhouse

Collette Cooper: Tomorrow May Be My Last at Old Red Lion

 

Production (musicals)

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World at Theatre Royal Stratford East

La Maupin at Lion & Unicorn

Operation Mincemeat at Southwark Playhouse

Ride at Charing Cross Theatre

 

 

DESIGN

Costume design

Charlotte Espiner: Cinderella at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Valentine Gigandet: Diary of a Somebody at Seven Dials Playhouse

Reuben Speed: Doctor Faustus at Southwark Playhouse

Carla Joy Evans: The Straw Chair at Finborough

 

Set design

Libby Watson: Glitterball at Watford Palace Theatre

Rosanna Vize: Shedding a Skin at Soho Theatre

Grace Smart: The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Theatre Royal Stratford East

 

Sound design

Roshan Gunga & John Hoggarth: Brown Boys Swim at Soho Theatre

Calum Perrin: Ten Days in a Madhouse at Jack Studio Theatre

Jamie Lu: The Blue House at Blue Elephant Theatre

 

Lighting design

Christopher Nairne: Blackout Songs at Hampstead Theatre

Stuart Glover: Doctor Faustus at Southwark Playhouse

Prema Mehta: Super High Resolution at Soho Theatre

Aaron J Dootson: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me at New Wimbledon Studio

 

Video design

Will Monks: Foxes at Seven Dials Playhouse

Dan Light: Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon at Southwark Playhouse

Douglas Baker: Ten Days in a Madhouse Jack Studio Theatre

Further finalists in other categories are available on the Offies website

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