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Inside the Evening Standard Awards 2016

From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Sir David Attenborough, here's all you need to know about last night's event

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Last night the 62nd Evening Standard Awards took place at The Old Vic. The event was co-hosted by Sir Elton John, Evgeny Lebedev and Rob Brydon.

Tom Hiddleston Sir Kenneth Branagh

Tom Hiddleston and Sir Kenneth Branagh, 13 November, Old Vic Theatre, London: London Evening Standard celebrates its 62nd Theatre Awards with a glittering ceremony, which recognises excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond.

Best Play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The play that opened on the West End’s Palace Theatre over the summer was greeted with five star reviews. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on any tickets yet, you may have to beg, borrow or steal your way in… Each Friday at 1pm the shows organisers will release 40 tickets for the coming weeks. Or you can pop your name down on the wishlist for any returned tickets.

 

Best Actor: Ralph Fiennes

The lead of both The Master Builder and Richard III was commended for his performances. Unfortunately, if you didn’t catch these productions over the spring and summer, you will have missed them. But if you rather fancied a spot of Shakespeare, the Barbican has a new production of King Lear opening tomorrow.

Orlando Bloom

13 November, Old Vic Theatre, London: Orlando Bloom arrives at the 62nd Evening Standard Theatre Awards which recognises excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond.

Best Actress: Billie Piper

Piper starred in Yerma at the Young Vic, the summer blockbuster at the Young Vic, which closed at the end of September. However, you can still catch Travesties at Menier Chocolate Factory until 19 November.

 

Best musical performance: Glenn Close, Sunset Boulevard

Beating Sheridan Smith’s Funny Girl, the best musical performance award went to Glenn Close. You can still catch Sunset Boulevard, but you’ll have to get on a plane to see it. The production has moved to New York’s Palace Theatre on Broadway (opening 2 Feb 2017). Get tickets here.

Duke of Cambridge Evening Standard

13 November, Old Vic Theatre, London: The Duke of Cambridge and Evgeny Lebedev, arrive at the 62nd Evening Standard Theatre Awards which recognises excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond.

Beyond Theatre: Sir David Attenborough

The Duke of Cambridge presented the award to Sir David Attenborough ‘for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting.’ If you haven’t already been captivated by Planet Earth II, you must catch up. It’s breathtaking.

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