Whatsonstage.com 2010 ‘Theatregoers Choice’ Award Winners

The results of the TENTH ANNUAL Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers choice”, were announced on 14th of February 2010 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

Full List: 2010 Whatsonstage.com Award Winners

Best Actress in a Play

Rachel Weisz – A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar Warehouse
Best Actor in a Play

Jude Law – Hamlet, Donmar West End at Wyndham’s
Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Miriam Margolyes – Endgame at the Duchess
Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Patrick Stewart – Hamlet, RSC at the Novello
Best Actress in a Musical

Patina Miller – Sister Act at the London Palladium
Best Actor in a Musical

Rowan Atkinson – Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Jodie Prenger – Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Oliver Thornton – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace

Best Solo Performance

Derren Brown – Derren Brown: Enigma at the Adelphi
Best Ensemble Performance

On the Waterfront – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Best Takeover in a Role

John Barrowman – La Cage aux Folles at the Playhouse
Best New Play

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth – at the Royal Court Downstairs
Best New Comedy

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth – at the Noel Coward
Best New Musical

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert by Allan Scott & Stephan Elliott – at the Palace
Best Play Revival

A Streetcar Named Desire – at the Donmar Warehouse
Best Musical Revival

Oliver! – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Best Shakespearean Production

Hamlet – RSC at the Novello
Best Director

Trevor Nunn – Inherit the Wind at the Old Vic & A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Garrick
Best Set Designer

Brian Thomson – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace
Best Lighting Designer

Natasha Katz – Sister Act at the London Palladium
Best Choreographer

Ross Coleman – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Palace
London Newcomer of the Year

Diana Vickers – The Rise & Fall of Little Voice at the Vaudeville
Best Off-West End Production

The Pirates of Penzance – at the Union Theatre
Best Regional Production

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall – Bristol Old Vic & tour

Best West End Show

Theatre Event of the Year

The pairing of Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot

The Laurence Olivier Awards 2010

The Laurence Olivier Awards is the most prestigious awards in London theatre and the highlight of the theatrical year will take place on 21 March 2010, with nominations being announced in February.

This year, they are creating an exciting new award, the Audience Award, giving theatregoing audiences the chance to vote their favourite London show. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of money-can’t-buy tickets for the star-studded Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony on 21 March.

For more information and voting, click here!

Naked Boys Singing! 2010 at Arts Theatre

Naked Boys Singing is playing at Arts Theatre London for a limited run from 27th of January 2010 to 27th of March 2010.

Naked Boys Singing! is a musical comedy revue featuring an original score of 16 songs celebrating the splendours of male nudity.

This perfectly proportioned 70 minute review features 7 good-looking and talented male actors celebrating the glories of the naked make body through a series of catchy, pithy cabaret numbers, both funny and poignant.

The long running New York production is equally popular with gay and straight audiences and its famous fans include Ricki Lake, Harvey Fierstein,  Deborah Gibson, Betty Buckley, Bernadette Peters…and 55 members of the New York Police Department!

Please Note: Contains full male nudity. Age recommendation 16 years +

Book Tickets for Naked Boys Singing at Arts Theatre!

Strictly Come Dancing again in 2010 after its Phenomenal Success in 2009!

Strictly Come Dancing will take to the road again in 2010 after its phenomenal success in 2009!

Celebrities from the hugely popular BBC television series past and present will be joined by their world-class professional partners, to perform intricate dance moves and show stopping routines which are sure to dazzle audiences, along with the stunning costumes and fantastic live music. Audiences will be guided by those all important TV judges to vote for the couple that they think deserve the coveted Glitter Ball trophy.

Now is your chance to guarantee tickets to enjoy the glitz and glamour live!

Book Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing at O2 Arena!

Book Tickets for Strictly Come Dancing at Wembley Arena!

Ghost The Musical Scheduled to Open in 2010

Matthew Warchus is to direct a musical version of the Academy Award winning film GHOST, scheduled to open in 2010. Music and lyrics are by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin will adapt his original screenplay for the stage and write lyrics. Set and costumes designs are by Rob Howell and the musical supervisors will be Christopher Nightingale and Tesse Gohl. GHOST is produced by David Garfinkle of New York’s Hello Entertainment and London producer Colin Ingram in association with Paramount Pictures. Further information about this production will be announced at a later date.

GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film of 1990, GHOST won numerous awards worldwide and is one of the biggest grossing films in the UK. It starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film’s iconic love scene at a potter’s wheel was famously performed to The Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody.

Creative Team:

BRUCE JOEL RUBIN (Book and Lyrics)

DAVE STEWART (Composer and Lyrics)

GLEN BALLARD (Composer and Lyrics)


ROB HOWELL (Set and Costume Designer)


TEESE GOHL (Musical Supervisor)


COLIN INGRAM PRODUCTIONS LTD (Producer and General Manager)

Colin Ingram has worked with some of the most successful theatre producers, directors and actors in the world. He spent six years with Cameron Mackintosh before heading up Disney Theatrical in the UK for over two years. Colin then became Executive Producer for the inaugural and second season of Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic Theatre Company and joined Sally Greene as her Executive Producer on the hit musical Billy Elliot. Colin formed Colin Ingram Ltd in 2005 to develop and produce new theatre productions and to offer general management services to other producers.

During his career, Colin has worked on the following productions as Executive Producer or General Manager: Billy Elliot, Movin’ Out, Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Lion King, Beauty And The Beast, Oklahoma!, Witches of Eastwick, Vagina Monologues, Richard II, Hamlet, Philadelphia Story, Aladdin, National Anthems, Cloaca.

Colin graduated in Law and International Finance before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. His business training has been a huge asset in producing productions on budget and raising millions of pounds in investment from private investors.

Based in London, Colin Ingram Limited has acted as consultant to Old Vic Productions for the New York and Australian productions of Billy Elliot and co-produced Trevor Nunn’s Gone With The Wind along with investing in Swimming With Sharks with Christian Slater. In addition to GHOST, it is currently also producing a stage play adaptation by Samuel Adamson and directed by Sean Mathias for the West End.

For Ghost Tickets and Booking Information see www.key2theatre.co.uk

More tickets on sale for Disney’s multi-award winning musical THE LION KING

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award winning musical THE LION KING will redefine your expectations of theatre.

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

Now celebrating its 10th triumphant year at the Lyceum Theatre,THE LION KING is still the West End’s most unforgettable show.

Book Tickets for The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre