Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, scoops four UK Theatre Awards

The UK Theatre Awards 2019, which celebrate achievement in regional theatre, took place at London’s Guildhall on October 27.

They were hosted by Jodie Prenger and saw Sheffield Theatres take home the most awards, winning in all of the five categories it was nominated. Four of these prizes were for Life of Pi, while other shows to win on the night included Equus produced by English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ Billionaire Boy the Musical and Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible.

The Awards…

Best new play

WINNER: Life of Pi by Lolita Chakrabarti, adapted from the novel by Yann Martel, Sheffield Theatres

Best director

WINNER: Max Webster for Life of Pi, Sheffield Theatres

Best design

WINNER: Nick Barnes, Finn Caldwell, Carolyn Downing, Andrzej Goulding, Tim Hatley and Tim Lutkin for Life of Pi, Sheffield Theatres

Best performance in a play

WINNER: Hiran Abeysekera for Life of Pi, Sheffield Theatres

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