Outlander star is best actor at theatre awards
Lyceum Theatre scoops six of the 10 gongs
both worthy winners for roles in two very contrasting Royal Lyceum productions.”
Catherine Wheels added to its tally of CATS, garnering its sixth Best Production for Children and Young People Award for The Voice Thief.
Two leading commissioners of new work – A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the Traverse – picked up the Best New Play Award for Martin McCormick’s Squash.
The Best Music and Sound Award went to Last Dream (On Earth), a Kai Fischer production in association with National Theatre of Scotland and Tron Theatre, Glasgow, while Stewart Laing’s Untitled Projects. Slope, produced in partnership with KILTR, Citizens Theatre and Traverse Theatre Company, won the Best Technical Presentation Award.
CATS co-convener Joyce McMillan said: “This is nevertheless a challenging time for theatre in Scotland with three of this year’s winning companies facing uncertain futures.
“As the Royal Lyceum enters its 50th anniversary year it has to cope with a major cut in funding. Slope, meanwhile, may be the last Untitled Productions show in Scotland for some time.
“Now we appear to have lost The Arches, a trailblazing company that is one of the most tangible legacies of Glasgow’s year as European Capital of Culture”