Michael Billington at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards

Best New Play Award renamed after outgoing Guardian chief critic Michael Billington

Terri Paddock News

From the 2019 Awards, the prestigious prize for Best New Play will be named after former Critics’ Circle chair Michael Billington, honouring his record-breaking career at the Guardian. Billington announced last month that he would be stepping down as the newspaper’s chief critic, a role he has held since 1971. Commenting on the naming news, Billington said: “I am unbelievably chuffed, …

The 2019 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards takes place on 11 February 2020

Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards moves to second Tuesday in February in 2020

Terri Paddock News

Traditionally held on the last Tuesday in January, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2019, celebrating the best of this past year’s theatre, will take place at 1.00pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings. The ceremony is one of the best-loved in the …

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PHOTOS: #CriticsCircleAwards 2018 – From the press room

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In addition to the critics and the winners, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards are attended by an invitation-only audience including cast members from the winning productions, producers, directors, publicists and other industry guests, along with our sponsors. Here’s a selection of photos – care of our house photographer Peter Jones – from the press room of the 2018 Awards, held on Tuesday 29 …

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PHOTOS: #CriticsCircleAwards 2018 – from the ceremony

Terri Paddock News

In addition to the critics and the winners, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards are attended by an invitation-only audience including cast members from the winning productions, producers, directors, publicists and other industry guests, along with our sponsors. Here’s a selection of photos – care of our house photographer Anthony Kelly – from the ceremony of the 2018 Awards, held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at the West …

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PHOTOS: #CriticsCircleAwards 2018 – from the reception

Terri Paddock News

In addition to the critics and the winners, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards are attended by an invitation-only audience including cast members from the winning productions, producers, directors, publicists and other industry guests, along with our sponsors. Here’s a selection of photos – care of our house photographers Anthony Kelly and Peter Jones – from the reception of the 2018 Awards, held on Tuesday 29 …

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Just announced! Full list of 2018 #CriticsCircleAwards winners and production photos

Terri Paddock News

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2017 were hosted today, Tuesday 29 January 2019, by the Critics’ Circle Drama Section’s outgoing Chairman Mark Shenton, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. Headlines from the 2018 Awards include: Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part drama The Inheritance is the big winner with three awards: Best New Play, Best Director (Stephen Daldry) and Best Actor Marianne …

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Date set for 2018 Awards, Arthur Smith returns as Mark Shenton hands over to Henry Hitchings

Terri Paddock News

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2018 will take place at 1.00pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted for a final year by outgoing Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton and, after a hiatus last year for jury duty, comedian and regular Awards guest speaker Arthur Smith returning to introduce …

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WATCH: London Live interviews with 2017 #CriticsCircleAwards winners

Terri Paddock News

Broadcast coverage from the 2017 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards includes this fantastic feature care of London Live TV news, in which reporter Luke Blackall got in-depth interviews with Best Actor winner Bryan Cranston, Best Actress winner Victoria Hamilton (thanks for your warm words about our awards, Victoria!), Best Shakespearean Andrew Scott and joint Most Promising Newcomer Sheila Atim.