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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 1, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    Irish Times Theatre Awards

    Fiona McCann

    It was one big drama-filled party last night at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, with the new venue – a dimly-lit but packed out Vicar street – pronounced a roaring success. The winners were gracious and glamorous, some taking the opportunity to speak with admirable pasison about their profession and their anger at the threat to its survival presented by the severe cuts in arts funding. For today’s print coverage of the winners, click here. I’m also printing the full list of winners below. There’ll be plenty more in the Irish Times pages tomorrow, but in the meantime, bualadh bos to all the winners and thank you all for some wonderful shows last year.

    Best Production

    No Worst There Is None by The Stomach Box in association with Poetry Ireland.

    Directed by Dylan Tighe, Composed by Seán Óg, Scenography by Phil MacMahon 

    Best actor

    Denis Conway as The Irish Man in the  Druid Theatre’s production of The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy, directed by Garry Hynes

    Best actress

    Stella McCusker as Mag in the Lyric Theatre production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, directed by Richard Croxford

    Best Supporting Actor

    Bryan Burroughs for Barabbas’ production of Johnny Patterson: The Singing Irish Clown by Little John Nee, directed by Raymond Keane

    Best supporting actress

    Maeve Fitzgerald as Woman in Anú’s production of Basin with text by Gary Duggan and Jessica Traynor, directed by Louise Lowe

    Best Director

    Annie Ryan for Corn Exchange Theatre’s production of Freefall by Michael West

    Best New Play

    Michael West for Freefall produced by Corn Exchange Theatre

    Best Lighting

    Sínead Wallace for Landmarks production of Knives in Hens by David Harrower, directed by Alan Gilsenan

    Best Sound

    Ben Delaney and Conor Linehan for the Abbey Theatre production of The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant by Tom Murphy, directed by Conall Morison

    Best Costume

    Rodrigo Rodriguez for The Core Dublin production of The Trojan Women by Euripides, directed by Rodrigo Rodriguez and Alan King

    Best Set

    Maree Kearns for Nomad in association with Livin’ Dred ‘s production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness, directed by Padraic McIntyre

    Best Opera

    Wexford Opera Festival for The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano, directed by James Robinson

    Judges Special Award

    For her leadership in the National Campaign for the Arts, Tania Banotti

    Special Tribute Award

    Tomas MacAnna – actor, playwright and former artistic director of The Abbey Theatre

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