Several shows in the running for this year’s Olivier Awards, announced next Sunday 9 April, are also recognised this week in the third-annual Also Recognised Awards – in some notably different categories.
NEWS: Mates announce 2017 #AlsoRecognised Awards shortlists
We’re delighted to announced the shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards run by MyTheatreMates. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your vote on the site here. The Also Recognised Awards were launched online in 2015 by MyTheatreMates …
NEWS: Three new casts of children announced for Bugsy Malone return
The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Sir Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone, which returns to the Lyric for a limited 12-week run following the critically acclaimed, Olivier-nominated 2015 production. [The show also won the My Theatre Mates #AlsoRecognised Award for Best Ensemble Performance.] The production re-opens on 24 June 2016, previews from 11 June.
NEWS: Winners announced in the 2016 #AlsoRecognised Awards
Today’s the day! We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Also Recognised Awards. And, despite the fact that most of our categories are unique, it’s interesting to see that there are a few overlaps with another little awards, whose ceremony was held earlier this week… For more on this year’s awards, see also the full voting results, winners’ …
#AlsoRecognised Awards: Thanks from all the Mates … now what about next year?
As the second-annual Also Recognised Awards conclude, here are a few words, and many thanks, from the awards organisers – and an invitation to you to help us decide what else should be recognised in 2017.
Special AYULTP Podcast: Mark Shenton & Terri Paddock discuss #AlsoRecognised Awards nominations
In addition to their regular discussion with bloggers on recent productions, this week the (still) As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast (AYULTP) asked My Theatre Mates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to discuss the nominations for this year’s Also Recognised Awards. Speaking to AYULTP’s Tim Watson, Mark and Terri give more background to the Awards and talk through each …
NEWS: #AlsoRecognised Awards shortlists announced today, voting open
UPDATE: VOTING IN THE 2016 ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 28 MARCH. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY 7 APRIL 2016. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FULL RESULTS… It’s awards season and the Mates are back with our own contribution: the #AlsoRecognised Awards. These prizes are not about celebrities or black tie ceremonies, but simply about giving recognition where recognition is due …
Casting Women of a Certain Age in As Good a Time as Any and Product
Since producing and hosting a post-show debate last month on “Women in the Arts” at Trafalgar Studios, I’ve been thinking a lot about gender inequality in theatre, and particularly in casting. And two recent plays I’ve seen have brought the subject of into even sharper focus for me – both highlighting the problem and providing […]
#AlsoRecognised winner Christina Bianco: From Best Ensemble to Best Solo?
The Forbidden Broadway actors, winners of the inaugural #AlsoRecognised Award for Best Ensemble Performance, are gifts that keep on giving. First we had Damian Humbley‘s multiple #certificateselfies, including the famous Superman semi-nude one (steady, ladies … and lads). Then Anna-Jane Casey sent us her naked #certificateselfie …. and then we got a pair of them from Christina Bianco, such a …
Popular vs personal: How did my own choices fare against the #AlsoRecognised winners?
On Monday, we announced on MyTheatreMates.com the winners of our inaugural #AlsoRecognised Awards. The first year of these Awards has caught the imagination of the industry, the audience voters and the nominees and winners more than I had hoped to imagine. Your winners are lovely, truly lovely and appreciative. Just look how they’ve embraced – […]
All the 2015 #AlsoRecognised Winners Announced!
The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by us My Theatre Mates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month’s voting, more than 15,000 people took part. How cool is that?! One of …