Irish Times Theatre Awards
There’s been some kerfuffle about the nominations for the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009, with all manner of cyber mutterings, some measured comment and some, perhaps predictable, outrage – it is an awards list, after all. “This was our reflection of what was most memorable and what was of the highest artistic standard,” was how Sara Keating defended the nominations by the three judges, who saw hundreds of shows between them over the course of last year. Yet still these choices seem to have raised the hackles of those who query ommissions or quibble with inclusions. So what is it about these nominations that has so many tongues wagging in the theatre world? This blog is open for comment: have your say.