The longlisted contenders for the 57th Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced.
Ella Hickson has been longlisted for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for Precious Little Talent, which stars Anthony Welsh and Ian Gelder.
Musicals longlisted for the Ned Sherrin Award include Crazy For You directed by Timothy Sheader and starring Kim Medcalf, which has just transferred to the Novello, London Road written by Alecky Blythe and directed by Rufus Norris at the National Theatre which starred Rosalie Craig and Kate Fleetwood, and Betty Blue Eyes starring Adrian Scarborough as Inspector Wormold.
Tom Byam Shaw has been nominated for the Milton Shulman Award for outstanding newcomer for his performances in Les Parent Terribles at the Donmar at Trafalgar Studios and The Tempest at Theatre Royal Haymarket, and Phoebe Fox is on the list for her performances in As You Like It at the Rose, Kingston, The Acid Test at the Royal Court and There is a War at the National's Paintframe. Also Mike Leigh is up for Best Director for Grief which stars Wendy Nottingham and in the Best Actor Category both Eve Best and Charles Edwards have been nominated for the Globe's production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Jeremy Herrin.
The shortlist will be published in the week commencing 7th November with the winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London on 20th November.