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My Theatre Matters - And The Winner Is ....

Published by: Cameron Lowe on 20th Oct 2015 | View all blogs by Cameron Lowe

Huge congratulations to Newcastle Theatre Royal, winner of the coveted My Theatre Matters! UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award 2015, in association with Smooth Radio.

The award was presented by Smooth Radio's Paul Phear at the UK Theatre Awards ceremony at London's Guildhall on Sunday, attended by over 400 UK Theatre members and guests. The ceremony was compèred by Michael Xavier, with a performance from the cast of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged13 ¾ and appreances from guest presenters including Sir Patrick Stewart OBE, Barbara Windsor MBE, Richard Wilson OBE, Anne Reid MBE and Lee Mead.

Amongst the other awards presented were;

• Matthew Bourne OBE received The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre
• Dame Eileen Atkins was awarded the prestigious Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts
• Imelda Staunton won Best Performance in a Musical for her performance in Gypsy, which also won Best Musical Production
• York Theatre Royal received the Clothworkers’ Theatre Award for £150,000 as part of The Clothworkers’ Foundation’s five year £1.25 million Dramatic Arts initiative

A full list of winners can be seen online



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