Winners announced at Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2011
Date Posted: 22/11/11
A number of prizes had to be shared at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2011, which recognises the best shows in the capital.
London theatre breaks favourites The Heretic and One Man, Two Guvnors were jointly given the Best Play award, while Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller were both named Best Actor.
Sheridan Smith was the sole winner of the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for her role in Flare Path, while Matilda claimed the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical.
Speaking about her success, the former Gavin and Stacey actress told the London Evening Standard: "This is the biggest honour of my life. Maybe I'll get a flicker of self-belief now. I can't quite believe it. I thought I had won a competition when they put me on the shortlist so this is insane."
Mike Leigh picked up the Best Director gong for his work on the National Cottesloe theatre's Grief, with Adam Cork being recognised for his sound design of Anna Christie and King Lear.
Posted by Danielle Masterson
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