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    Finalists announced for 2020 Off-West End Awards

    Off-West End theatre shows that have run at venues all across London in 2019 have now been narrowed down to these finalists for the upcoming 2020 Offies Awards.

    Finalists announced for 2020 Off-West End Awards

    The Offies 2020 have found their finalists for this year's awards ceremony!

    Honouring the best of the best in Off-West End talent across the capital last year, the lucky award winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held at the Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre on 8 March 2020. Here is the full list of Off-West End Award nominees:


    Plays: Most Promising New Playwright
    Dylan Coburn GrayCitySong, Soho Theatre
    Samuel BaileyShook, Southwark Playhouse
    Zia AhmedI Wanna Be Yours, Bush Theatre

    Plays: New Play
    Matilda IbiniLittle Miss Burden, Bunker Theatre
    Rose LewensteinCougar, Orange Tree
    Ross WillisWolfie, Theatre503

    Plays: Female in a Supporting Role
    Marina ByeThe Lady from the Sea, Coronet Theatre / Print Room
    Patience TomlinsonGo Bang Your Tambourine, Finborough
    Sheila AtimTime Is Love, Finborough

    Plays: Male in a Supporting Role
    Bart LambertThe House of Yes, Hope Theatre
    Ben WoodsA Christmas Carol, Bridge House Theatre
    John SackvilleGo Bang Your Tambourine, Finborough

    Plays: Female Performance
    Gemma BarnettA Hundred Words for Snow, Trafalgar Studios 2
    Lucy Briggs-OwenOut of Water, Orange Tree
    Pia TjeltaThe Lady from the Sea, Coronet Theatre / Print Room
    Redd Lily RocheBox Clever, Bunker

    Plays: Male Performance
    Cary CranksonCountry Music, Omnibus
    Danny KirraneWe're Staying Right Here, Park Theatre
    Irfan ShamjiThe Arrival, Bush Theatre
    Kalungi SsebandekeBlood Knot, Orange Tree

    Plays: Director
    Debbie HannanLittle Miss Burden, Bunker Theatre
    Ned BennettEquus, English Touring Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Tom LittlerAll's Well That Ends Well, Jermyn Street Theatre
    Tristan Fynn-AiduenuLittle Baby Jesus, Orange Tree

    Plays: Production
    — Equus, English Touring Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East
    — Shook, Southwark Playhouse
    — Wolfie, Theatre503


    Musicals: New Musical
    — Amour, Charing Cross Theatre
    — Shida, The Vaults
    — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse

    Musicals: Female in a Supporting Role
    Ashlee YoungGentlemen Prefer Blondes, Union Theatre
    Claire MachinAmour, Charing Cross Theatre
    Georgie LovattBare: A Pop Opera, The Vaults

    Musicals: Male in a Supporting Role
    Cedric NealThe View UpStairs, Soho Theatre
    Jerome PradonAspects of Love, Southwark Playhouse
    Oliver SavileFalsettos, The Other Palace

    Musicals: Female Performance
    Abigayle HoneywillGentlemen Prefer Blondes, Union Theatre
    Jeannette BayardelleShida, Vaults
    Lauryn ReddingThe Hired Man, Queens Theatre Hornchurch

    Musicals: Male Performance
    Bart LambertThrill Me, Hope Theatre
    Jack ReitmanThrill Me, Hope Theatre
    Keith RamsayPreludes, Southwark Playhouse

    Musicals: Musical Director
    Benjamin CoxGhost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre
    Darren ClarkeThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse
    Jordan Li-SmithQueen of the Mist, Jack Studio Theatre / Charing Cross Theatre

    Musicals: Director
    Bill BuckhurstGhost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre
    Hannah ChissickAmour, Charing Cross Theatre
    Jethro ComptonThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse

    Musicals: Production 
    — Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Union Theatre
    — Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre
    — High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre

    Opera Production
    — HMS Pinafore, Charles Court Opera, King's Head
    — Partenope, Hampstead Garden Opera, Jacksons Lane
    — The Elixir of Love, King's Head


    Design: Costume
    Adrian GeeAmour, Charing Cross Theatre
    Emily Bestow42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
    Hannah WolfeGreat Expectations, National Youth Theatre, Southwark Playhouse

    Design: Set
    Diego PitarchNight of the Living Dead – Live!, Pleasance
    Justin WilliamsWhistle Down the Wind, Union Theatre
    Lee NewbyThe View UpStairs, Soho Theatre
    Rachael RyanThrill Me, Hope Theatre

    Design: Sound
    Benjamin GrantThe War of the Worlds, New Diorama Theatre
    Lex KosankeHunger, Arcola
    Matt EatonAll's Well That Ends Well, Guildford Bard, Jermyn Street Theatre
    XanaBlood Knot, Orange Tree

    Design: Lighting
    Christopher NairnePreludes, Southwark Playhouse
    Clancy FlynnAn Act of God, The Vaults
    Jessica Hung Han YunEquus, English Touring Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Nic FarmanNight of the Living Dead – Live!, Pleasance

    Design: Video
    Andrzej GouldingThe Unreturning, Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Ben BullBaby Reindeer, Bush Theatre
    Douglas BakerMoby Dick, Jack Studio Theatre


    Choreography / Movement
    Oti MabuseAin't Misbehavin, Southwark Playhouse
    Simon Adkins42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
    Zak NemorinGentlemen Prefer Blondes, Union Theatre

    — Sleeping Beauty, Greenwich Theatre
    — The Nativity Panto, King's Head


    IDEA Production (productions which are innovative/devised/experiential/atypical)
    — Bullet Tongue Reloaded, Big House
    — Crisis? What Crisis?, Colab Factory
    — Dear Elizabeth, Gate Theatre
    — Sex Sex Men Men, Pecs Drag Kings, Yard Theatre

    Performance Piece
    — Baby Reindeer, Bush Theatre
    — Queens of Sheba, Battersea Arts Centre
    — What Girls Are Made Of, Soho Theatre

    Company Ensemble
    — Neck or Nothing, Pleasance
    — Operation Mincemeat, New Diorama
    — Ubu, Shoreditch Town Hall

    Performance Ensemble
    — Dinomania, New Diorama - Hamish MacDougall, Harriet Webb, Janet Etuk, Sophie Steer
    — Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre - Carly Bawden, Maimuna Memon, Niccolò Curradi, Zubin Varla
    — Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree - Anyebe Godwin, Khai Shaw, Rachel Nwokoro
    — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Southwark Playhouse - James Marlowe, Joey Hickman, Matt Burns, Rosalind Ford, Philippa Hogg

    Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

    Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.

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