Winners of the OFFIES Awards 2020

At a ceremony at Battersea Arts Centre on Sunday 8 March, the winners of the 2020 OFFIES were announced.

In the list below, you can read my reviews of the shows by clicking on the show name.

Best Company Ensemble was rightly won by OPERATION MINCEMEAT for their run at the New Diorama Theatre.

Bill Buckhurst won Best Director of a Musical for the splendid GHOST QUARTET at the Boulevard Theatre, another well-deserved win.

In the Best Choreography/ Movement award, Oti Mabuse won for AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ which ran last year at Southwark Playhouse.

I was very pleased to see that Jordan Li-Smith, so good in Dave Malloy’s PRELUDES, won Best Musical Director for QUEEN OF THE MIST at the Jack Studio Theatre/ later transferred to the Charing Cross Theatre.

In the category Best Female Performance in a Play, Gemma Barnett won for her work in A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW which played at Trafalgar Studios 2.

In the Most Promising New Playwright Award I was disappointed that Zia Ahmed did not win for the haunting I WANNA BE YOURS which ran at the Bush Theatre.

Also, In the Best New Play Award, I was similarly disappointed that Rose Lewenstein did not win for her extraordinary COUGAR at Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees alike!

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