Date set for Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016

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Date set for Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016

The 2016 Awards return to the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre

The 2016 Award return to the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2016 will take place on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton.

As ever, the ceremony will provide an informal gathering of award recipients, the drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre, from throughout the UK, during the last calendar year.

Since the Awards’ inception in 1989 the theatre critics, consisting entirely of respected and influential working journalists, have prided themselves on offering something unique on the packed theatre awards circuit: each member of the Drama Section independently casts their vote based on personal choice, free of any discussion or industry influence, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.

Winners who attended last year’s awards included Dame Judi Dench, Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham, David Moorst, director Robert Icke and the casts of Hangmen and Howard Goodall musical Bend It Like Beckham.

After another exciting year in London theatre and beyond, the critics look forward to welcoming the best talent back to the Prince of Wales in January. Who will be recognised this time?