Finalists announced for 2020 Off-West End Awards

Posted on 9 January 2020

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.

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

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