The London Critics' Circle Theatre Awards were presented on February 16 at the Old Vic.

The complete list of winners follows:

Best Designer
Paul Brown for Coriolanus, Richard II and The Tempest [pictured]

Best New Play:
Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall

Best Musical
The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton

Best Actor
Michael Gambon for The Caretaker and Cressida

Best Actress
Victoria Hamilton for As You Like It

Best Director
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.