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Stagey singing sensations – nominees for the Wilma Awards announced

on August 9, 2015

10805636_10152506094437717_1269199301461559349_nCalling all divas, stagey types and West End wannabes – get Friday 30th October in your diary!

Yes that’s right, the lovely West End Wilma is back with her stagey awards to celebrate the best that London theatre has to offer.

It’s been a busy year for this naughty nana, with several awards to her name, not to mention seeing as many shows as her busy OAP lifestyle allows!

So, get ready to be wowed at The Hippodrome Casino for another phantastical awards ceremony, hosted once again by the fabulous Tim McArthur and is set to be a starry, stagey affair.

As you all know I’m a huge fan of Killian Donnelly and Eva Noblezada, but I’m really going to struggle with casting my votes this year…although between you and me The Nether was definitely a highlight (and one of very few 5* reviews from me this year).

This year’s nominees are: 

  1. Best West End Show – sponsored by eStage

  • Gypsy
  • Memphis
  • The Nether
  1. Best Off-West End Show

  • Carrie
  • The Clockmakers Daughter
  • Return of the Soldier
  1. Best Touring Show

  • Wicked
  • Calamity Jane
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  1. Most Underrated West End Show

  • Urinetown
  • Just Jim Dale
  • Made In Dagenham
  1. Rising Star Award – sponsored by Planet Hollywood

  • Luke Newton
  • Evelyn Hoskins
  • David O’Reilly
  1. Most Welcoming Venue – sponsored by SeatPlan

  • Prince of Wales Theatre
  • Above The Stag
  • Landor Theatre
  1. Best Cabaret/Solo Performance – sponsored by The Hippodrome Casino

  • Rachel Tucker (St James Theatre)
  • Frances Ruffelle (Crazy Coqs)
  • Sheila Simmonds (Leicester Square Lounge)
  1. Best Vocal Performance – sponsored by London Weekly News

  • Killian Donnelly (Memphis)
  • Beverley Knight (Memphis)
  • Gina Beck (I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change)
  1. Best Family Show

  • The Twits (Royal Court)
  • Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith)
  • Somewhere Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre)
  1. Best Actor in a Play or Musical

  • Alistair McGowan (An Audience With Jimmy Savile)
  • Killian Donnelly (Memphis)
  • Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon)
  1. Best Actress in a Play or Musical

  • Beverley Knight (Memphis)
  • Jenna Russell (Urinetown)
  • Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)

1558408_10152506094667717_3803075139288605072_nPublic voting will open online on 4 September 2015 and run until 8 October 2015 with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square at 1.30pm on Friday 30 October 2015.

Unlike last year, which was invite only, there are limited tickets available to the theatre-loving audiences, so don’t miss out on this stagiest of events and get yours now for just £20!

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