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NEWS: Critics’ Circle Awards sets date for 11 Feb, renames Best New Play in honour of Michael Billington

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The next Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, celebrating the best of 2019’s theatre, will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings and produced by (MyTheatreMates’ own) Terri Paddock. The ceremony is one of the best-loved in the theatre awards calendar with its …

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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: Annual Critics Circle Awards, hosted by Mark Shenton, takes place 30 Jan

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As 2017 draws to a close, we look forward to the first awards ceremony of the new year celebrating the best of this year. The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards has confirmed its annual ceremony on the last Tuesday of January – hosted and organised, respectively, by MyTheatreMates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock.

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NEWS: Mates announce 2017 #AlsoRecognised Awards shortlists

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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 …

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Critics’ Circle Awards: Why theatre still needs experts too

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Now in their 28th year, the annual Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards take place tomorrow (Tuesday 31 January 2017) at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. The Awards, founded in 1989, are run by the Drama Section of The Critics’ Circle, which has existed since 1913 to protect and promote cultural criticism in the UK. Tomorrow’s ceremony is hosted by Drama …

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NEWS: Terri Paddock produces Critics Circle Awards, hosted by Mark Shenton

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MyTheatreMates’ co-founders Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton are working together on something else!  The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016 will take place on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, with regular guest speaker Arthur Smith introducing the prestigious awards in much-loved tradition. For …

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Diary of a Theatre Addict: From New York to Edinburgh & Eastbourne, plus meeting Judi Dench

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I’ve not been here with my usual weekly diary of a theatre addict for a month now. 

So today I’m catching up, not on a week, but on an entire month — during which time I’ve been to Edinburgh, Barbados, New York, Eastbourne and of course London. I’ve interviewed Andy Nyman, Sheridan Smith, Joe McElderry, composer Lucy Simon, Janie Dee and Diana Rigg.

Critics’ Circle winners contradict Standard: any bets on Oliviers?

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If you read my Best of the Best of #theatre2014 round-ups a few weeks ago, you may have been able to predict most of the winners of the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, announced today at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. That’s with the possible exception of Best Actress, which based on the frequency […]