Theatre Awards UK 2012 nominations revealed

The nominations for Theatre Awards UK 2012, hosted by the Theatrical Management Association, have been announced.

Sweeney Todd has earned three nominations at this year’s awards, including two nominations in the Best Performance in a Musical category, nods having been given to both Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, and Best Musical Production. The revival has recently finished a run on the West End, having transferred from the Chichester Festival in 2011.

The prize for Best Show for Children and Young People will fought out between Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre production of  Alice in Wonderland; Shona Reppe’s The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, performed at Scotland’s new writing Traverse Theatre this August; and Something Very Far Away from Unicorn Theatre.

This year Theatre Awards UK are set to present their first public-voted prize, in association with The Stage, for Best Touring Production. Nominees include Curve Theatre’s The King and I and Swallows and Amazons from The Children’s Touring Partnership. Voting is open on The Stage‘s website until midnight on the 22 October.

The awards ceremony, which focuses on rewarding theatre work which takes place throughout the entirety of the UK, will take place on 28 October at London’s Guildhall.

The full list of nominations is available to view on the TMA website.

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