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 big winner in four categories including a double victory for actresses Gemma Sutton and Caroline O’Connor in the Best Female Performance in a Musical category.

Elsewhere, there were acting plaudits for the Bush Theatre’s productions of Leave Taking (Sarah Niles and Wil Johnson), while the venue’s staging of Arinzé Kene’s Misty (which transferred to the West End) was recognised as Best Performance Piece.

Special awards acknowledged the work of the Bush Theatre’s artistic director Madani Younis, David Jupp for reopening Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall and producer Sally Wood.

The Best Production Award was presented by My Theatre Mates founder Terri Paddock.

Geoffrey Brown, director of Off West End, said: “2018 was another amazing year for Off West End theatre in London, and the Offies recognise the extraordinary talent and creativity of performers, designers, directors, producers and many others at these theatres across London – who are usually working with limited budgets and within many other constraints – and still producing all this wonderful work.”

Full list of Offies winners:

Design

Costume Design
Gabriella Slade for Six at the Arts Theatre

Set Design
Bethany Wells for Distance at the Park Theatre

Lighting Design
Zoe Spurr for Tiny Dynamite at the Old Red Lion

Video Design
Will Duke for I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at the Battersea Arts Centre

Sound Design
Sam West for Becoming Shades at The Vaults

Plays, Musicals & Others

Ensemble
Bury the Hatchet, presented by Out of Forest Theatre at the Hope Theatre

Performance Piece
Arinzé Kene in Misty at the Bush Theatre

TBC (shows that don’t fit other categories)
Frankenstein by BAC Beatbox Academy at Battersea Arts Centre

Production For Young People 0-7
Huddle – Filskit Theatre / Unicorn Theatre

Production For Young People 8+
The Adventures of Curious Ganz – Silent Tide / Little Angel Theatre

Production For Young People 13+
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow at Chickenshed

Musicals & Opera

Male Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical
Gary Trainor in Rothschild & Sons at the Park Theatre

Female Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical
Mairi Barclay in Pippin at the Southwark Playhouse

Male Performance In A Musical
Rob Houchen in Eugenius! at the Other Palace

Female Performance In A Musical
Caroline O’Connor in The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse
Gemma Sutton in The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse

New Musical
Grindr the Opera at the Above the Stag

Choreography
Fabian Aloise for The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse

Musical Director
Joe Bunker for The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse

Musical Production
The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse

Opera Production
The Rape Of Lucretia at the Arcola Theatre

Plays

Most Promising Playwright
Joe White for Mayfly at the Orange Tree Theatre

New Play
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm for Br’er Cotton at the Theatre 503

Male Performance In A Supporting Role In A Play
Wil Johnson in Leave Taking at the Bush Theatre

Female Performance In A Supporting Role In A Play
Lindsey Campbell in The Open House at the Print Room

Male Performance In A Play
Jonathan Broadbent in Humble Boy at the Orange Tree Theatre

Female Performance In A Play
Sarah Niles in Leave Taking at the Bush Theatre

Director
Femi Elufowoju jr for Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives at the Arcola Theatre

Production
The Outsider at the Print Room

Special Achievement Award

David Jupp for reopening Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall

Artistic Director Award

Madani Younis for his 2018 season at Bush Theatre

Producer of the Year

Sally Wood

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