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 …