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Best of the Blogs: Education, Education, Education to Custody to Country Music

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Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out seven of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (2-9 June 2019). Amidst her top choices are Maryam Philpott’s journey back to a time of political optimism in The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education at Trafalgar Studios.

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NEWS: Big wins for Sonia Friedman Productions’ The Ferryman & Ink at the Tony Awards while National celebrates Hadestown & Network honours

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Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating after the Broadway transfers of The Ferryman and Ink garnered six wins at the 2019 Tony Awards, while the National Theatre had plenty to be happy about following Bryan Cranston being named Best Leading Actor in a Play for Network and Hadestown (which finished a run at the National in January this year) scooping eight awards.

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NEWS: The Ferryman scores high in Tony Awards nominations, closely followed by Ink

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Sam Mendes’ Olivier Award-winning production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman received equal top billing at this week’s Tony Awards 2019 nominations announcement alongside the hit Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The productions both have nine nods including ones for Ferryman actors Paddy Considine (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play), Fionnula Flanagan and Laura Donnelly. The …

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NEWS: Elliott & Harper’s Company and Shakespeare’s Globe’s Emilia win at third annual Tonic Awards

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Elliott & Harper Productions’ Company and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Emilia are among the recipients of the third annual Tonic Awards which have been announced at a ceremony held at The May Fair Hotel, hosted by Tracy Ann Oberman.

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NEWS: Company, Come From Away & The Inheritance top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations

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Musicals Company and Come From Away top the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with nine nods each, while The Inheritance is the most recognised play with eight nominations. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Jason Manford.

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NEWS: Winners of the Offies 2019 Awards are announced

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Winners of the Offies 2019 Awards, held in the refurbished Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the ninth year of thee awards presented by Off West End. In 2018, Offies assessors were invited to 400 shows across 80 venues across London, resulting in 430 nominations in 28 Offies categories. Among the musicals, The Rink at Southwark Playhouse was a …

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NEWS: Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance & gender-swapping Company are the big winners at the Critics’ Circle Awards

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Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part drama The Inheritance was the big winner at the 2018 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards held today at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section chairman Mark Shenton.

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NEWS: Off West End announces 89 finalists for 2019 Offies awards

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Off West End, the agency supporting the work of independent, alternative and fringe theatres in London, has now announced the 89 finalists for 28 of its Offies awards categories. In 2018, Offies assessors were invited to 400 shows across 80 venues across London, resulting in 430 nominations across 28 Offies categories. The Offies panel of assessors and critics have now …

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NEWS: Sophie Okonedo, Richard Alston, Bunny Christie & Anthony Van Laast feature in New Year’s Honours list

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Among the theatre performers and practitioners named in the New Year’s Honours list are actors Sophie Okonedo, Jim Carter and Thandie Newton, along with set and costume designer Bunny Christie and choreographers Anthony Van Laast and Richard Alston.