Nominees for 2021 Off-West End Awards announced

Posted on 7 January 2021

The Offies recognise those who helped stage theatrical productions over the past year.

Rags The Musical among the big nominees for this year's Offies.

2021 Offie Awards nominees announced!

Nominees have been revealed for this year's Off-West End Awards, set to highlight works that were produced at venues all across London last year. Among the biggest nominees this year include Rags at the Park Theatre with six nominations as well as The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse, also with six.

OffWestEnd Director, Geoffrey Brown, stated: "In spite of live theatre being closed for most of 2020, there were still some fantastic shows at the start of the year, and between lockdowns, and OffWestEnd is delighted that we are able to recognise and celebrate the best of this work."

The online portion of the awards, entitled the "OnComm Awards", will announce nominees over the coming weeks for a combined digital ceremony unveiling the winners on 21 February 2021. Check out the list of nominees in full below:

Off-West Awards Design Categories nominees full:

Lighting
• Jamie PlattThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
• Malcolm RippethAfterplay / Coronet Theatre
• Tom WhiteMacbeth / Wiltons Music Hall
Set
• Casey Jay AndrewsLockdown Town
• Lucy Osborne Afterplay / Coronet Theatre
• Patrick ConnellanThe Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre
Sound
• Max Pappenheim / Sunnymead Court / Tristan Bates Theatre
• Neil Bettles / Petrichor / Theatre Royal Stratford East
• Yaiza Varona / The Incident Room / New Diorama with Greenwich Theatre


Off-West Awards Plays / Musicals / Idea Categories nominees full:

Ensemble: Performance
• Dan Krikler, Harry FrancisJoanne CliftonRyan AndersonTanisha Mae-Brown, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe / Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle
• Daniel WardLaurie Jamieson, Nigel TaylorRachel Barnes The Canary and The Crow / Arcola Theatre
• Hannah LivingstoneStephanie Booth We Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre
IDEA Performance
 Abraão Kimberley, Pedro Verissimo & 13 others / When It Breaks It Burns / Battersea Arts Centre
 FK AlexanderI Could Go on Singing / Southbank Centre
 Lucy McCormickPost Popular / Soho Theatre, Johnson & Mackay & United Agents
IDEA Production
 I Could Go on Singing / Southbank Centre
 Sound Cistem / Plaster Cast Theatre / Vault Festival
 The Lost Hours / Vault Festival
Musicals: Director
 Bronagh LaganRags / Park Theatre
 Jonathan O'BoyleThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
Musicals: Lead Performance
 Carolyn Maitland Rags / Park Theatre
 Frances BarberMusik / Leicester Square Theatre
 Molly LynchThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
 Oli HigginsonThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
Musicals: Musical Director
 George DyerThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
 Joe BunkerRags / Park Theatre
 Michael Bradley Pippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle
Musicals: Production
 Katy Lipson for Aria EntertainmentRags / Park Theatre
 Katy Lipson for Aria EntertainmentThe Last 5 Years / Southwark Playhouse
 LAMBCO ProductionsPippin / Garden Theatre at the Eagle
Musicals: Supporting Performance
• Beaux HarrisBlitz! / Union Theatre
 Dave Willetts Rags / Park Theatre
 Rachel IzenRags / Park Theatre
Plays: Director
 Evan LordanWe Were Having A Perfectly Nice Time / Omnibus Theatre
 Jim Pope Can I Help You? / Omnibus Theatre
 Lily McLeishScrounger / Finborough
 Phoebe Barran Tryst / Chiswick Playhouse
Plays: Lead Performance
 James DemaineNuclear War | Buried | Graceland / Old Red Lion
 Jessica Rhodes The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre
 Sam CraneThe Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance
Plays: New Play
 Athena StevensScrounger / Finborough
 Sam SteinerYou Stupid Darkness! / Southwark Playhouse
 Sergio Blanco The Rage of Narcissus / Pleasance
Plays: Performance Piece
 Daniel WardThe Canary and The Crow / Arcola
 Lucy McCormickPost Popular / Soho Theatre
 Miguel Hernando Torres UmbaStardust / Roundhouse
Plays: Supporting Performance
 Ali BaroutiThe Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre
 John Hollingworth The Sugar Syndrome / Orange Tree Theatre
 Leigh Quinn Scrounger / Finborough


Cancelled categories for the 2021 Off-West End Awards

The Offies have announced that the following categories (in alphabetical order from A-Z) will not be recognised this year due to an insufficient number of nominations as a result of theatre closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 measures:

Design: Costume
Design: Video
Choreography
Company Ensemble
Musicals: New Musical
Opera
Panto
Plays: Most Promising New Playwright
Plays: Production
Theatre for Young People: Production (0-7)
Theatre for Young People: Production (13+)
Theatre for Young People: Production (8+)

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