Peter Eyre joins Patrick Stewart, Robert Lindsey and Stephen Moore in the Best Actor Category, while Arthur Darvill is nominated for the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer.
The panel of judges comprises theatre critics Nicholas De Jongh of The Evening Standard, Georgina Brown of The Mail on Sunday, Susannah Clapp of the The Observer, Benedict Nightingale of The TimesThe Daily Telegraph. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 27 November. and Charles Spencer of
Reviewing Terre Haute, Nicholas De Jongh said:
“George Perrin's admirable production...Eyre, in a beautifully observed performance...Darvill, fresh out of RADA and making a remarkable professional debut in a tremendous performance that climactically erupts in fury...the theatrical sensation of the Edinburgh Festival.”
Susannah Clapp said:
“The chief reason for packing the place is to see Peter Eyre at the peak of his power. He moves with the caution of an invalid, responds with the snaky swiftness of a reporter and is at once sentimental dandy and epigram machine. All done with the lightest of touches.”
Charles Spencer said:
“George Perrin's continually absorbing, 80-minute production, featuring two of the most beautifully judged performances on the London stage, holds its audience in an almost mesmeric grip. The play is topical, transgressive and thrillingly dramatic. The effect is electrifying.”
Congratulations to Peter and Arthur.
There was also a nomination in the Most Promising Playwright category for Mike Bartlett, whose new play, Artefacts, was commissioned by nabokov and will receive its World Premiere production at The Bush in 2008. Stay tuned for further details coming soon...