The nominees for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 were announced today (17 November), with Nick Hern Books plays featuring in a number of different categories.
Three NHB-published works are in the running for Best Play: King Charles III, Mike Bartlett's controversial 'future history' drama that draws on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play ('theatre doesn't get much better than this' - The Times), The James Plays, a vivid depiction of three kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century by Rona Munro ('an astonishing dramatic achievement' - Telegraph) and Intimate Apparel, Lynn Nottage's tender play about the empowerment of a black seamstress in New York City in 1905 ('a defining piece of American drama' - Observer). Intimate Apparel also receives a Best Actress nomination for Tanya Moodie.
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, adapted by Mike Poulton from Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels, picks up two nominations, with Ben Miles and Jeremy Herrin shortlisted for Best Actor and Best Director respectively. The RSC-produced plays will transfer to Broadway following their acclaimed West End run.
Elsewhere, Robert Hastie is nominated for the Emerging Talent Award for his directing work on the Donmar Warehouse revival of Kevin Elyot's award-winning comedy My Night With Reg. The production, praised by Time Out as 'beautifully funny and achingly sad', transfers to the Apollo Theatre from January.
The winners of the 2014 Evening Standard Theatre Awards will be announced on Sunday 30 November.
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