Donmar Dominates Evening Standard Theatre Awards Shortlist

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Donmar Dominates Evening Standard Theatre Awards Shortlist
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The Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist has been announced, and the Donmar Warehouse tops the bill with six nominations for three shows.

Today's announcement cuts down on the longlist released earlier this week to three nominations in each category.

Donmar Artistic Director Michael Grandage is nominated for Best Director for three productions (Othello, The Chalk Garden and Ivanov).

And those same three shows dominate the acting categories. Kenneth Branagh (Ivanov) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Othello) compete in the Best Actor category, and Margaret Tyzack and Penelope Wilton (both The Chalk Garden) are up for Best Actress. They're joined by David Calder for Lear at Shakespeare's Globe, and Lesley Sharp for Harper Regan at the National.

Rupert Goold's been dropped, as those up for Best Director include Michaels Grandage and Boyd, and John Tiffany for Black Watch at the Barbican.

The same Black Watch is up for Best Play, alongside The Pitmen Painters, and Christopher Shinn’s Now Or Later at the Royal Court.

Eurobeat and Jersey Boys miss out on Best Musical; the shortlist now contains Street Scene, La Cage Aux Folles, and Marguerite.

See the Standard's full shortlist, and let us know what you think below.

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Last Updated 07 November 2008