The finalists of The Offies 2021

The finalists for the 2021 Offies (for productions in 2020) have been announced and congratulations to the 47 finalists across 16 of the 28 Offies categories. The winners will be announced at the Offies Awards Ceremony, being held online on 21 February 2021.

The following categories are not going forward for 2021 awards as there were insufficient nominations due to theatre closures arising from Covid-19 lockdowns:

  • Design: Costume
  • Design: Video
  • Choreography
  • Company Ensemble
  • Musicals: New Musical
  • Opera
  • Panto
  • Plays: Most Promising New Playwright
  • Plays: Production
  • Theatre for Young People: Production (0-7)
  • Theatre for Young People: Production (13+)
  • Theatre for Young People: Production (8+)

List of finalists

DESIGN

Design: Lighting
Malcolm Rippeth / Afterplay / Coronet Theatre
Tom White / Macbeth / Wiltons Music Hall
Jamie Platt / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse

Design: Set
Lucy Osborne / Afterplay / Coronet Theatre
Casey Jay Andrews / Lockdown Town /
Patrick Connellan / The Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre

Design: Sound
Max Pappenheim / Sunnymead Court / Tristan Bates Theatre
Yaiza Varona / The Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre
Neil Bettles / Petrichor / Theatre Royal Stratford East

PLAYS / MUSICALS / IDEA

Ensemble: Performance
Joanne Clifton, Dan Krikler, Harry Francis, Tanisha Mae-Brown, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ryan Anderson / Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle
Rachel Barnes, Laurie Jamieson, Nigel Taylor, Daniel Ward / The Canary and The Crow / Arcola
Stephanie Booth & Hannah Livingstone / We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre

IDEA Performance
FK Alexander / I Could Go on Singing / Southbank Centre
Lucy McCormick / Post Popular / Soho Theatre, Johnson & Mackay & United Agents
Abraão Kimberley, Pedro Verissimo & 13 others / When It Breaks It Burns / Battersea Arts Centre

IDEA Production
I Could Go on SingingSouthbank Centre
The Lost HoursVault Festival
Sound CistemPlaster Cast Theatre / Vault Festival

MUSICALS

Musicals: Director
Bronagh Lagan / Rags / Park Theatre
Jonathan O’Boyle / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse

Musicals: Lead Performance
Frances Barber / Musik / Leicester Square Theatre
Carolyn Maitland / Rags / Park Theatre
Molly Lynch / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
Oli Higginson / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse

Musicals: Musical Director
Michael Bradley / PippinGarden Theatre at the Eagle
Joe Bunker / Rags / Park Theatre
George Dyer / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse

Musicals: Production
LAMBCO Productions / PippinGarden Theatre at the Eagle
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment / Rags / Park Theatre
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment / The Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse

Musicals: Supporting Performance
Beaux Harris / Blitz! / Union Theatre
Rachel Izen / Rags / Park Theatre
Dave Willetts / Rags / Park Theatre

PLAYS

Plays: Director
Jim Pope / Can I Help You? / Omnibus Theatre
Lily McLeish / Scrounger / Finborough
Phoebe Barran / Tryst / Chiswick Playhouse
Evan Lordan / We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre

Plays: Lead Performance
James Demaine / Nuclear War | Buried | Graceland / Old Red Lion
Sam Crane / The Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance
Jessica Rhodes / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre

Plays: New Play
Athena Stevens / Scrounger / Finborough
Sergio Blanco / The Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance
Sam Steiner / You Stupid Darkness! / Southwark Playhouse

Plays: Performance Piece
Lucy McCormick / Post Popular / Soho Theatre
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba / Stardust / Roundhouse
Daniel Ward / The Canary and The Crow / Arcola

Plays: Supporting Performance
Leigh Quinn / Scrounger / Finborough
Ali Barouti / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre
John Hollingworth / The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre

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