Winners of the 2023 UK Theatre Awards

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by UK Theatre members.   

On Stage Awards 

Best Design 

Conor Murphy for Propaganda: A New Musical, a Lyric Theatre Belfast and The Belfast Ensemble Production 
Justin Nardella & Dan Steele for iShowmanism!, a Theatre Royal Bath production 
WINNER – Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey & UTLZ for Tambo & Bones, a Theatre Royal Stratford East and Actors Touring Company co-production 

Best Director 

Matthew Dunster & Jimmy Fairhurst for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespeare North Playhouse, Not Too Tame and Northern Stage co-production 
Omar Elerian for As You Like It, a Royal Shakespeare Company production 
WINNER – Garry Hynes for DruidO’Casey, a Druid Theatre production at Lyric Theatre Belfast 

Best Musical Production Sponsored by Tysers in association with Ecclesiastical 

The Book Thief, an Octagon Theatre Bolton production 
WINNER – Gypsy, a The Mill at Sonning production 
Miss Saigon, a Sheffield Theatres production, by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh

Best New Play 

Agreement, a Lyric Theatre Belfast production 
WINNER – Enough Of Him, a National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre co-production 
Untitled F*ck M*ss S**gon Play, a Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival, Young Vic Theatre and Headlong co-production 

Best Play Revival Sponsored by Trafalgar Theatres 

WINNER – The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, a Prime Cut and Lyric Theatre Belfast co-production 
The Comedy Of Errors (More Or Less), a Shakespeare North Playhouse and Stephen Joseph Theatre co-production 
The Contingency Plan: On The Beach and Resilience, a Sheffield Theatres production 

Best Performance in a Play 

Peter Forbes for On The Beach, part of a double bill: The Contingency Plan, a Sheffield Theatres production
Siobhán McSweeney for Happy Days, a Landmark Productions production at Birmingham Rep 
WINNER – Daniel Rigby for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, a Sheffield Theatres and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production in association with Playful Productions
William Young for Of Mice & Men, a Birmingham Rep, Leeds Playhouse and Fiery Angel co-production 

Best Performance in a Musical 

Joanna Ampil for Miss Saigon, a Sheffield Theatres production, by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh
WINNER – Lena Hall for In Dreams, a Leeds Playhouse production 
Rebecca Thornhill for Gypsy, a The Mill at Sonning production 

Best Show for Children and Young People 

The Famous Five – A New Musical, a Theatr Clywd and Chichester Festival Theatre co-production 
Mirrorball, a Replay Theatre Company production at Belfast Children’s Festival, Lyric Theatre Belfast 
WINNER – The SpongeBob Musical, a Showpath Entertainment production 

Best Supporting Performance (in a Musical or Play) 

Bryony Corrigan for I, Daniel Blake, a Nothern Stage, Birmingham Rep, ETT, Oldham Coliseum and tiny dragon Productions production in association with Cardboard Citizens 
WINNER – Antony Eden for Family Album, a Stephen Joseph Theatre production 
LJ Parkinson for Modest, a Middle Child and Milk Presents co-production 

Achievement in Opera 

Glyndebourne for Dialogues Des Carmélites  
WINNER – Opera North for Orpheus  
Welsh National Opera for Blaze Of Glory! 

Achievement in Dance  

Jo Fong & George Orange for The Rest Of Our Lives   
Rambert for Peaky Blinders: The Redemption Of Thomas Shelby   
WINNER – Scottish Ballet for Coppélia   

Off Stage Awards 

Excellence in Touring 

WINNER – Northern Stage, Birmingham Rep, ETT, Oldham Coliseum, tiny dragon Productions and Cardboard Citizens  

Digital Innovation Sponsored by Spektrix 

HOME X presented by the Barbican
Pilot Theatre 
WINNER – Tara Theatre 

Excellence in Inclusivity 

WINNER – Capital Theatres 
Midlands Arts Centre 
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch 

Excellence in Arts Education 

Birmingham Hippodrome 
WINNER – Blackpool Grand Theatre 
Hackney Empire 

Workforce Award 

WINNER – Ambassador Theatre Group 
Grand Opera House York 
Nottingham Playhouse 

UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Sponsored by Theatre Tokens 

National Youth Theatre 
WINNER – Nottingham Playhouse 

Outstanding contribution to British Theatre

Mark Gatiss

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