Nominations for the 2022 UK Theatre Awards

The nominations for the 2022 UK Theatre Awards have been announced – winners to be revealed on 23rd October.

The nominees in full:

On stage theatre categories
Best design
Dracula: The Untold Story, Leeds Playhouse, design by Laura Hopkins, projection and video design by Simon Wainwright
Into the Woods, Theatre Royal Bath, design by Jon Bausor, video design by Will Duke, costume design by Antony McDonald
Life Is a Dream, Edinburgh Lyceum, design by Georgia McGuinness

Best director
Jessica Daniels
The Mozart Question, a Barn Theatre production in association with Bob and Marianne for Anthology Theatre and The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
Robert Hastie, Anthony Lau, Elin Schofield
Rock/Paper/Scissors, The Crucible, Studio and Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Natalie Ibu
The White Card, Birmingham Rep, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage and Soho Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester
Róisín McBrinn
Typical Girls, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Best musical production
Billy Elliot, Leicester Curve
Now Is Good, Storyhouse, Chester
Whistle Down the Wind, the Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Best new play
Cherry Jezebel at Liverpool Everyman
How to Bury a Dead Mule, Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Mugabe, My Dad and Me, co-production by ETT, Brixton House and York Theatre Royal in association with Alison Holder

Best performance in a musical
Charlie Stemp in Crazy for You, Chichester Festival Theatre
Divina de Campo in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Leeds Playhouse and HOME in Manchester co-production
Nicole and Kyla Fox, Emme and Eden Patrick, Sienna and Savannah Robinson in Identical, Nottingham Playhouse and Kenny Wax co-production

Best performance in a play
Eithne Browne in Maggie May at Leeds Playhouse
Henry Goodman in Murder on the Orient Express at Chichester Festival Theatre
Leah St Luce in Black Love with Paines Plough and Belgrade Theatre Coventry, in association with tiata fahodzi
Giles Terera in The Meaning of Zong with Bristol Old Vic

Best play revival
Jitney, Headlong Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and Old Vic co-production
The Mountaintop, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Translations, Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Lyric Theatre Belfast co-production

Best show for children and young people
Beauty and the Beast, New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment in association with MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton
Petula, National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and August012 co-production

Best supporting performance (in a musical or play)
Nicola Hughes in Into the Woods, Theatre Royal Bath
Robert Jackson in Brief Encounter, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production
Nishla Smith in Kes, Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production

UK Theatre – Achievement in opera
Scottish Opera for Candide
Glyndebourne for the Poulenc double bill
Richard Mantle for the last year at Opera North
Music Theatre Wales and Britten Pears Arts production of Violet at Buxton International Festival at Buxton Opera

UK Theatre – achievement in dance
William Tuckett’s Then or Now for Ballet Black
The dancers of Rambert
Dan Daw for The Dan Daw Show

Offstage categories
Digital innovation
Chichester Festival Theatre
English Touring Theatre
Sadlers Wells

Excellence in arts education
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Storyhouse Theatre
Ambassador Theatre Group

Excellence in inclusivity
English Touring Theatre
Graeae Theatre Company
Scottish Opera

Excellence in touring
Graeae Theatre Company
Northern Ballet
Scottish Opera
Workforce award
Ambassador Theatre Group
The Marlowe in Canterbury
Mercury Theatre in Colchester

Outstanding contribution to British Theatre
Sarah Holmes, former chief executive at New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich

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