Monday, February 29, 2016

Remembering last year: @Mytheatremates Also Recognised Awards

While some of us can't remember what we saw last month (handy to have a blog for that reason), MyTheatreMates announced last week the shortlists in the second annual Also Recognised Awards.

These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. One of the awards is the UK’s first-ever prize for Best Musical Direction. In addition to Best Musical Direction the awards recognise performances for:

  • Best Ensemble Performance
  • Best Solo Performance
  • Best Shakespearean Production
  • Best Original Music
  • London Newcomer of the Year
  • Theatre Event of the Year


Voting is now open on their website where there is the full list of nominees. Voting for the winners continues until Friday 25th March 2016. Results will be announced in early April.

Digital hub MyTheatreMates takes its name from founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock (the Ma in Mark and the Te in Terri). In addition to hosting the Also Recognised Awards, it collates the best content from the individual sites of the founders and other independent bloggers.