CRITICS' AWARDS FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND
British Theatre Guide 10 May 2014
THE SHORTLISTED nominations for the Critics' Awards For Theatre In Scotland have been announced. Amongst them are two productions for younger audiences, Dragon (Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and the Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China) and Huff (Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company), which between them have eight nominations across six categories.
British Theatre Guide 10 May 2014
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Arts and Humanities Research Counci 9 May 2014
AN OPEN-AIR production of a Sixteenth Century Scottish play performed as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Staging and Representing the Scottish Renaissance Court’ Project, led by Professor Greg Walker of the University of Edinburgh’s English Department, has been nominated for a prestigious Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland award by the cream of Scotland’s Theatre Critics. Sir David Lyndsay’s ‘A Satire of the Three Estates’, performed in historic Linlithgow Palace, was directed by Gregory Thompson (AandBC Theatre Company), and featured well-known Scottish actors such as Tam Dean Burn, Gerda Stevenson, Jimmy Chisholm, Alison Peebles, and Gerry Mulgrew. It has been nominated in the Best Ensemble Performance Category, sponsored by Equity.l
The Times 8 May 2014
SHOWS created with a young audience in mind lead the nominations for the Critics AWards for Theatre in SCotland. Dragon has been shortlisted in five categories, including best new play for writer Oliver Emanuel. Huff, an inventive new take on the story of the Three Little Pigs, created by Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, appears in three categories, including the highest accoldae, best production.
Cora Bissett 8 May 2014
CORA, ANGELA DARCY and the band for Janis Joplin: Full Tilt at A Play, a Pie and a Pint have been nominated in the Best Music and Sound category of the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. The 2014 CATS were open to any professional theatre work produced in Scotland between May 1, 2013 and 30 April, 2014. 190 new productions that opened in the year were considered for the awards.The winners of the CATS will be announced in a ceremony at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on June 8.
BBC 8 May 2014
THE SHORTLISTS have been unveiled for one of Scotland's most prestigious theatre awards.The Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (Cats) aim to highlight the country's best stage productions. This year's awards featured a strong emphasis on youth theatre, with two productions aimed at children taking a total of eight nominations. In total, the shortlist features contributions from 32 different companies and producers.
Citizens Theatre 8 May 2014
We are so pleased to be hosting the 2014 Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), which are taking place in the Citizens Theatre’s beautiful Main House on 8 June.We are even more delighted that last year’s production of Crime and Punishment, produced in partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, has received 6 nominations. This makes Crime and Punishment the most nominated production in this year’s Awards!
Evening Times 8 May 2014
GLASGOW-BASED productions lead the way in nominations for prestigious Scottish theatre awards. Over 30 different companies are recognised in the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). They range from the National Theatre of Scotland with 15 nominations, to first time nominees - Grinagog, Iron-Oxide and Birds of Paradise. And theatre created in Glasgow is certain to be represented on the winner's podium.
STV 8 May 2014
IF THERE had ever been any doubts over the calibre of work for children and young people produced in Scotland, the 2014 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) shortlist would immediately dispel them.Two productions created specifically with a younger audience in mind – Dragon (Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and the Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China) and Huff (Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) – have together received eight nominations across six categories including the highest accolade, Best Production.
The Herald 8 May 2014
THEATRE shows for young people feature strongly in this year's key awards for Scottish theatre, the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland. The shortlists for the awards, known as the CATS, feature eight nominations for two productions for a younger audience, Catherine Wheels' Huff and Vox Motus and the National Theatre of Scotland's (NTS) Dragon.The special CATS Whiskers award, for outstanding contribution to Scottish theatre, will also go to the Imaginate Festival, which "has been producing excellent work for young people for the last 25 years".
Edinburgh Guide 8 May 2014
SCOTLAND'S political future may be uncertain in the year 2014, but its theatrical future at least looks bright and secure. This year, two productions created specifically with a younger audience in mind – Dragon (Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and the Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China) and Huff (Shona Reppe and Andy Manley, produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) – have together received eight nominations across six categories including the highest accolade in the CATS Awards, Best Production.
Teatro Mundo 8 May 2014
The most difficult thing about this time of year is probably that this is the time when they announce the CATS awards. CATS stands for Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland and they’re a really well intentioned attempt to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of Scottish Theatre. It pains me that as a theatre community we haven’t been able to come up with any better than an imitation of London West End’s theatre awards, and I really do think we could do with something better, if I just knew what it was...
The Stage 8 May 2014
THE NATIONAL Theatre of Scotland features strongly in the nominations for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, including a best director nod for John Tiffany. The CATS nominations, of which there are four in each of the 10 categories, are shared among 19 productions. The increase in co-productions means these are credited to 32 different companies.
All Edinburgh Theatre 8 May 2014
EDINBURGH venues and companies are involved in over half the nominations in the shortlist for the annual Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced today (Thursday 8 May). Of the venues, two Lyceum productions, A Long Days Journey Into Night and Private Lives, get a nomination each, while its Citizens co-production Crime and Punishment gets six. The Traverse production, Ciara, has three nominations and the Play Pie and a Pint co-production of A Perfect Stroke has two.