The London Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were presented on February 16 at the Old Vic.
The complete list of winners follows:
Paul Brown for Coriolanus, Richard II and The Tempest [pictured]
Best New Play:
Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton
Michael Gambon for The Caretaker and Cressida
Victoria Hamilton for As You Like It
Michael Grandage for As You Like It, Passion Play and Merrily We Roll Along
Most Promising Playwright
Joanna Laurens for The Three Birds
The John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Simon Russell Beale for Hamlet
The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Chiwetel Ejiofor for Blue/Orange
Critics presenting the awards included Benedict Nightingale, Michael Coveney, Charles Spencer, Matt Wolf, John Peter, and Nicholas De Jongh.
The Tempest photo courtesy of the Almeida Theatre.