Critics’ Circle Triumph!

We were absolutely thrilled to receive three Critics’ Circle awards yesterday!

Best Actress: Hattie Morahan in A Doll’s House
Best Director: Benedict Andrews for Three Sisters
Best Designer: Miriam Buether for Wild Swans

Hattie Morahan, David Lan (who accepted the award on behalf of Benedict Andrews) and Miriam Buether

Hattie Morahan, Young Vic Artistic Director David Lan (who accepted the award on behalf of Benedict Andrews) and Miriam Buether

Artistic Director, David Lan:

“What thrills me about receiving these three awards is that each of these shows was a major gamble for us – and all three sold out, including an extension of Three Sisters, resulting in our best performing year ever.

To grow you have to take risks, and risk needs investment – of imagination, of courage, of skill and also of money.

At a time when risk and experiment is threatened by, amongst other things, a decline of confidence in the power of public investment in the arts, it’s heartening to have our critics endorse the opinion of our audiences who snapped up every seat for these shows.

Miriam Buether’s design for Wild Swans was a brilliant artistic achievement in its own right and should be on permanent display.

Three Sisters was radically re-imagined, re-invigorated and released into the present moment by Benedict Andrews, aided by his collaborators Johannes Schütz, Victoria Behr, James Farncombe, Phil Bateman, Paul Arditti and a remarkable company of actors.

Hattie Morahan’s performance as Nora was, for me as for so many, stand-out brilliant and definitive.

We’re delighted that our new season contains just as many gambles and look forward to welcoming audiences and critics to shows directed by Rufus Norris, Kathryn Hunter, Joe Wright and Richard Jones as well as the return of
Carrie Cracknell’s A Doll’s House.”

Hattie’s success was featured on the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph!

Hattie Morahan as Nora, on the front page of today's Daily Telegraph

Hattie Morahan as Nora, on the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph

What exciting news, a big congratulations to all the winners!

Remember you can still see Hattie as Nora as A Doll’s House is returning in April – find out more here.

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