This year’s OFFIES Awards were held in an online event on February 20th.
Three Special Awards were given – to Tom Littler of Jermyn Street Theatre for their prolific production work over the year; to Richard Lambert of LAMBCO for creating and programming a new pop-up venue in Pimlico; and Theatre Peckham for leading the way in aligning its staffing and work to accurately reflect its audiences makeup.
The awards are loosely categorised in the areas of Design, Idea, Musicals, Opera, Plays/Musicals and Plays.
It was good to see Brockley Jack’s production of two-hander TRESTLE nominated for best production as well as both its actors, Timothy Harker and Jilly Bond for best lead performance in a play. Having seen its first PapaTango prize-winning production at Southwark Playhouse, I am happy to see its quiet subtlety being valued and nurtured again in this new production, which was also nominated as Best Production in the London Pub Theatres Awards 2021. Also nominated was the Orange Tree’s excellent production of Rattigan’s WHILE THE SUN SHINES, well-deserved in my opinion.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
For the full list of nominees and winners, please click here