Hairspray won seven Theatregoers’ Choice Awards
The Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, however, are your chance to have a say about who and what has particularly blown you away, dramatically speaking, this year.
The shortlist of nominations is here. So when we say “have your say”, we’re really saying you get to vote on someone from that list. We’re afraid to say you can no more vote for your mate who was particularly good in that play upstairs at the Latchmere than you could vote for them to become PM tomorrow. Sorry.
But before you go griping about “them” and “their” restrictive choices, we’re here to tell how the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards works. ‘Tis the public who nominate their fave actors, productions and directors – across 25 categories – deserving nomination for an award for their work in Theatreland this year. Just so you know.
We’re pleased to see the hard work put in by good actors cast in theatrical turkeys given recognition (Darius in Gone With The Wind, a couple of nominations for Imagine This), and less snobbish nods to brilliant feel-good musicals like Never Forget, Zorro and Eurobeat, which we’re not sure will get a mention in the upcoming Critics Choice awards.
Around 25,000 people voted in last year’s awards (Hairspray won seven); you have until the end of January to become one of this year’s voters.
Even if you just make a click in a couple of categories, you’ll still be in with the chance of winning a year’s free theatregoing. Not bad…
The Theatregoers’ Choice Awards: voting closes on 31 January.