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TheatrePeople Awards 2012

British Public Votes for Greatest West End and UK performers and productions of 2012

At TheatrePeople.com we don’t like theatre - we love it. In fact, we love it so much we want to squeeze it ‘til its eyes pop out! It’s this humungous passion for theatre that’s made us Britain’s number 1 West End and UK theatre ticket company, and it’s why we’re positively vibrating with anticipation about the launch of our first ever annual TheatrePeople Awards.

From 15 October, thousands of theatregoers from all over the UK will cast their votes in our exclusive online poll hosted at www.TheatrePeople.com/2012-Awards. They’ll decide once and for all who and what are the nation’s favourite West End and regional theatre performers and productions, drawn from the illustrious roster that lit up the nation’s stages in 2012.

‘Critics, schmitics’ we say — bums-on-seats is the true test of success. That’s why we’ve entrusted the outcome of our awesome Awards to real theatregoers, who really love theatre, whose patronage keeps the theatre industry so vibrantly alive, and whose opinions really count.

The winners of each Awards category will receive their TheatrePeople Awards on 12 November. You can watch every moment at www.TheatrePeople.com, so bookmark us now and don’t miss Britain’s favourite stars deliveringwhat are bound to be the most emotional speeches this side of ‘Hamlet’.

Right now, we’re biting our nails to the quick wondering exactly which of Theatreland’s towering talents will emerge triumphant. Personally, we reckon Sheridan Smith’s Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic is the hottest thing to hit a West End winter since roasted chestnut stands. But will her bewitching turn in Ibsen’s masterpiece be enough to bag our Favourite Performer award?

Tap-happy Tom Chambers hoofed his way into the hearts of hundreds in Top Hat – but is brilliantly bouncy nostalgia sufficient to beat off more modern fare and send the Top Hat team waltzing off into the wings with the Favourite Musical gong? We can’t wait to find out!

The answers to these burning questions and more will be revealed when the winners of the first annual TheatrePeople Awards are revealed on 12 November. Meanwhile, join us on Twitter @theatre_people and on Facebook to keep up-to-the-minute with the fortunes of your own Favourites through every step of the contest.

Please see the next page for the full list of nominees in the 2012 TheatrePeople Awards.

For more information and enquiries, contact pressenquiries@theatrepeople.com

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THEATREPEOPLE.COM 2012 AWARDS NOMINEES

FAVOURITE PLAY
• War Horse
• Chariots of Fire
• One Man, Two Guvnors
• The Woman In Black

FAVOURITE NEW MUSICAL / REVIVAL
• Sweeney Todd
• Top Hat
• Let It Be
• Ragtime
• Singin’ In The Rain

FAVOURITE MUSICAL
• Billy Elliot
• We Will Rock You
• Jersey Boys
• Wicked
• Les Miserables

FAVOURITE FAMILY SHOW
• Matilda
• Shrek
• The Lion King
• Horrible Histories
• War Horse

HOT DATE
• The Phantom Of The Opera
• The 39 Steps
• Ghost The Musical
• Mamma Mia!
• Forever Crazy

FAVOURITE PERFORMANCE
• Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd)
• David Suchet (Long Day’s Journey Into Night)
• Simon Callow (The Mystery Of Charles Dickens)
• Tamsin Grieg (Jumpy)
• Imelda Staunton (Sweeney Todd)
• Sheridan Smith (HeddaGabler)

FAVOURITE COSTUME
• Shrek
• Glinda (Wicked)
• Scar (The Lion King)
• Killer Queen (We Will Rock You)
• The entire cast of Forever Crazy
• Miss Trunchbull (Matilda The Musical)

FAVOURITE MUSICIANS
• The ‘Let It Be’ Beatles
• Royal Opera House Orchestra
• Jersey Boys
• Stomp
• The Craze band from One Man, Two Guvnors

HOT TICKET
• Michael Grandage Season
• The Bodyguard
• The Audience
• The Book Of Mormon
• Uncle Vanya
• Twelfth Night
• Richard III
• A Chorus Line

FAVOURITE TOURING SHOW
• The Phantom of the Opera
• Starlight Express
• Jesus Christ Superstar
• Dirty Dancing
• Legally Blonde

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