Mike Bartlett's Bull & Simon Callow scoop UK Theatre AwardsMonday, October 21, 2013
The 2013 UK Theatre Awards were handed out yesterday (20 October) at a ceremony at Guildhall, London, with NHB authors among the winners.
Bull, Mike Bartlett's razor-sharp, acid-tongued play in which three candidates fight for just two jobs, was named Best New Play. Bull premiered at Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield in February 2013, to critical acclaim, with The Times calling it 'sinewy, stinging [and] witty... it's as if Bartlett has taken the nastiest needling from a Mamet or a Pinter play and put them into a space of pure verbal aggression'. It later transferred to 59E59 Theaters, New York.
The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre was awarded to actor and NHB author Simon Callow. Simon's book My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography, an engaging retracing of his life through the multifarious performers, writers, productions and events which have left their indelible mark on him, is published by Nick Hern Books.
The UK Theatre Awards are administered by the Theatrical Management Association. Professional productions across the UK are eligible, with the exception of West End shows and National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company productions in London.