22 Feb 2008
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE EIGHTH ANNUAL WHATSONSTAGE.COM THEATREGOERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Winners are announced today in the eighth annual Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided by the public. Over the past two months, a record-breaking 25,000 people – more than doubling the number who took part last year – have voted online on our awards microsite. The majority of award recipients will collect their prizes in front of a live audience this Sunday (24 February) at the inaugural Whatsonstage.com Year on Year Concert & Awards Show at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
…having successfully fought proposed Arts Council funding cuts, the Bush Theatre is celebrating its Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best New Comedy for Elling, Simon Bent’s adaptation of the Swedish film which starred Life on Mars‘ John Simm.
Bush artistic director Josie Rourke commented: “We’re so proud that this joyful play and fantastic company has been recognised by the Whatsonstage.com Awards. Simon Bent, Paul Miller (director) and John Simm first worked together at the Bush on Simon’s play Goldhawk Road back in 1996, and Ellinghas proved to be one of the great reunions.”