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White Light Sponsors UK Theatre Awards 2014

White Light Sponsors UK Theatre Awards 2014

UK - Entertainment lighting specialist White Light has recently sponsored UK Theatre Awards for 2014. Produced by leading theatre membership organisation UK Theatre, the annual event is the only nationwide awards celebration to recognise creative excellence and outstanding achievement on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

White Light, a major lighting supplier for theatre and live performance in the UK, continues to sponsor the event as part of its commitment to supporting the UK’s thriving creative sector.

In addition to sponsoring the event, White Light also provided lighting for the celebration which took place on 19th October. This year, musical theatre star Michael Xavier served as host while guest presenters included Anita Dobson, Tamzin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Lesley Joseph, Wayne Sleep, and Debbie Kurup.

Notable winners this year included:

Best Performance in a Musical
Jamie Parker for Guys and Dolls, a Chichester Festival Theatre production

Best Director
Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke for 1984, a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, on tour

Best Touring Production
Translations – English Touring Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston

The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe

Speaking about the awards ceremony, White Light managing director Bryan Raven said: “We’re proud to continue to our support the UK Theatre Awards again this year. It is important not only to recognise the work of individual artists, but also to reflect on the achievements of British Theatre as a whole. It’s a great event all-around!”

27th October 2014

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