Cush Jumbo wins The Ian Charleson Award

May 17, 2012

Cush Jumbo has won the Ian Charleson Award 2012 for her performance as the Shakespearean heroine Rosalind in Greg Hersov’s production of As You Like It at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. 

The production received rave reviews with Alfred Hickling from The Guardian describing Cush as a “rising star.”

Established in 1991 in memory of the actor Ian Charleson, the award recognises actors under the age of 30 performing in classical stage roles written before 1918.