The second annual West End Wilma Awards have taken place at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square.
Theatre blogger 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.
West End Wilma and her team of reviewers shortlisted the nominees in each category from their combined opinions on the past 12 months of theatre. Those shortlisted were put to the public vote at www.westendwilma.com.
Host for the ceremony was producer, director and performer Tim McArthur. Artists who performed during the ceremony included Gina Beck (singing an original song from composer Alexander Bermange) and Evelyn Hoskins.
The winners are:
Best West End Show (Sponsored by eStage):
Best Off-West End Show:
Best Touring Show:
Most Underrated West End Show:
Rising Star Award (Sponsored by Planet Hollywood):
Most Welcoming Venue (Sponsored by SeatPlan):
Prince of Wales Theatre
Best Cabaret/Solo Performance (Sponsored by The Hippodrome Casino):
Rachel Tucker (St James Theatre)
Best Vocal Performance (Sponsored by London Weekly News):
Beverley Knight (Memphis the Musical)
Best Family Show (Sponsored by R&H Theatricals Europe):
Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith)
Best Actor in a Play or Musical (Sponsored by Applaud):
Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon)
Best Actress in a Play or Musical:
Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)