The Ovation Awards

A celebration of new writing for theatre

AWARDS

Three awards will be presented on the night.

* BEST NEW WRITING (chosen by the judging panel)

* BEST ACTOR (chosen by the judging panel)

* BEST PRODUCTION (chosen by the audience) 


JUDGES...

A judging panel of industry professionals will be amongst the audience on the night. They select the winners for two categories; Best New Writing and Best Actor, and will present all the awards on the evening. (The audience will be selecting the winner of Best Production).

The 2012 judging panel are:
Actor Steve Huison. Steve is well known as Coronation Street's Eddie Windass & Lomper in The Full Monty. Steve has a wealth of stage & screen experience and co-runs Shoestring Theatre Company.
Actress & Agent Philippa Howell. Philippa represents actors at her successful agency, Philippa Howell Personal Management. 
Playwright John Goodrum. John is artistic director at Rumpus Theatre Company. His plays & adaptations have been produced nationwide by leading production companies. John was a judge on the 2011 panel.

The 2011 judging panel were:
Actress Roberta Kerr. Roberta is well known for the soap characters Wendy Crozier in Coronation Street and Jan Glover in Emmerdale. She has a wealth of experience on both stage and screen.
Playwright Nick Lane. Nick was a judge at the 2010 event and is associate director at Hull Truck.
Playwright John Goodrum. John is artistic director at Rumpus Theatre Company. His plays and adaptations have been produced nation wide by leading production companies. 

The 2010 judges were:
Actor Michael Wardle. Michael has an extensive stage and screen c.v including 'Withnail & I' and 'I'm Alan Partridge'.
Playwright Nick Lane. Writing credits include 'My Favourite Summer', 'Me and me Dad' and 'Housebound'. Nick is associate director at Hull Truck. 
Casting director & drama coach Jo Adamson Parker. Casting credits include 'The Bill' and 'Chucklevision'.