The 2018 Critics Circle Theatre Awards will take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on the 30th January 2018 it has been announced. 

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The annual theatre awards will be hosted by  Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Mark Shenton, with regular guest speaker Arthur Smith introducing the prestigious awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 1pm on the 30th January. 

As one of the best known theatre awards in the calendar, The Critics Circle Theatre Awards is known for  its informal gathering of award recipients, drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre, from throughout the UK, during the last calendar year.

The awards were first created in 1989 and sees each member of the Drama Section independently casting their vote based on personal choice, free of any discussion or industry influence, ensuring a highly democratic voting process.

For 2018, The Critics Circle Theatre Awards are once again sponsored and presented in association with Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists; and, for the 13th year, supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, will be produced for the second year by leading industry figure Terri Paddock.

Talking about the  awards Mark Shenton said: “Where other award ceremonies prioritise celebrity winners, see the industry rewarding itself or act as a public popularity contest, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards alone are above the fray with their independence, judged by respected critics whose job it is to see theatre week in, week out, without fear or favour, and who have no other agenda than to celebrate excellence.”

The Critics Circle Theatre Awards will take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on the 30th January. For more information visit: http://criticscircletheatreawards.com/

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