Critics’ Circle Awards 2022: the winners in full

Best new play
Best of Enemies, Young Vic Theatre, London

Best musical
Spring Awakening, Almeida Theatre, London

Best actor
Ben Daniels for The Normal Heart, National Theatre, London

Best actress
Jessie Buckley for Cabaret, Playhouse Theatre, London

Best Shakespearean performance
Cush Jumbo for Hamlet, Young Vic Theatre, London

Best director
Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret, Playhouse Theatre, London

Best designer 
Tom Scutt for Cabaret, Playhouse Theatre, London

Most promising playwright
Zadie Smith for The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre, London
Igor Memic for Old Bridge, Bush Theatre, London

Most promising newcomer
Stuart Thompson for Spring Awakening, Almeida Theatre, London
Samuel Creasey for The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre, London

Commendations for exceptional theatremaking during lockdown
National Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre
Original Theatre Company
Old Vic Theatre
Nica Burns 

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