Still time to vote in the Wilma Awards 2015

The_Wilma_AwardsAfter the successful launch of the Wilma Awards in 2014, theatre blogger West End Wilma has announced that the awards will take place again this year on Friday 30 October at The Hippodrome Casino.

West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in Theatreland – running around the West End interviewing stars and reviewing as many shows as she can fit in to her busy OAP lifestyle. Wilma was awarded the 2014 Ticketmaster Blog of the Year Award and is always engaged with the theatre world through social media.

The nominees for the 2015 Wilma Awards in association with The Hippodrome Casino are:

Best West End Show – sponsored by eStage

Gypsy

Memphis

The Nether

 

Best Off-West End Show

Carrie

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

Return of the Soldier

 

Best Touring Show

Wicked

Calamity Jane

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

Most Underrated West End Show

Urinetown

Just Jim Dale

Made In Dagenham

 

Rising Star Award – sponsored by Planet Hollywood

Luke Newton

Evelyn Hoskins

David O’Reilly

 

Most Welcoming Venue – sponsored by SeatPlan

•Prince of Wales Theatre

•Above the Stag

•Landor Theatre

 

Best Cabaret/Solo Performance – sponsored by The Hippodrome Casino

•Rachel Tucker (St James Theatre)

•Frances Ruffelle (Crazy Coqs)

•Sheila Simmonds (Leicester Square Lounge)

 

Best Vocal Performance – sponsored by London Weekly News

•Killian Donnelly (Memphis)

•Beverley Knight (Memphis)

•Gina Beck (I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change)

 

Best Family Show

The Twits (Royal Court)

Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith)

Somewhere Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre)

 

Best Actor in a Play or Musical

•Alistair McGowan (An Audience With Jimmy Savile)

•Killian Donnelly (Memphis)

•Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon)

 

Best Actress in a Play or Musical

•Beverley Knight (Memphis)

•Jenna Russell (Urinetown)

•Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)

 

West End Wilma and her team of reviewers have shortlisted the nominees in each category from their combined opinions on the past 12 months of theatre.

Those shortlisted are already being put to the public vote at www.westendwilma.com. You have until 8 October to make your decision!

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square at 1.30pm on Friday 30 October 2015.

West End Wilma is delighted to welcome back last year’s host Tim McArthur who will present the ceremony.

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