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In the character actors thread I have posted lists of London Evening Standard Theatre award winners but I was trying to find a place for the other theatre creatives (writers and directors). I did think there was a Luvvie thread but apparently not so here we are with a list of the ten longest surviving Playwrights. With a very interesting name to start us off.

 

BEST PLAY (Writer)

 

1957       Roy Lawler (b. 1921)

1967       Peter Nichols (b.1927)

1972       Tom Stoppard (b.1937)

1974       Alan Ayckborn (b.1939)

1976       Howard Brenton (b.1942)

1980       Ronald Harwood (b.1934)

1983       Athol Fugard (b.1932)

1985       David Hare (b.1947)*

1986       Christopher Hampton (b.1946)

* Co-author with Howard Brenton.

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DIRECTORS

 

1979       Trevor Nunn

1982       Richard Eyre

1985       Bill Bryden

1986       Nuna Esperit

1988       Deborah Warner

1989       Nicholas Hytner

1990       Richard Jones

1992       Stephen Daldry

1993       Terry Hands

1994       Sean Mathias

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Topic suggested aeons ago by me and good to see it come to fruition and not be shot down, like I was.

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13 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Topic suggested aeons ago by me and good to see it come to fruition and not be shot down, like I was.

 

This can include other people associated with the Theatre such as my DDP pick Shakespeare academic Stanley Wells, Producers, designers anyone of prominence connected with the theatre.

 

musical theatre - I know there is a Broadway thread but would the West End fit here (I am not an expert on musical theatre (understatement))

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The difference between this and Broadway is what exactly?

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7 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

 

This can include other people associated with the Theatre such as my DDP pick Shakespeare academic Stanley Wells, Producers, designers anyone of prominence connected with the theatre.

 

musical theatre - I know there is a Broadway thread but would the West End fit here (I am not an expert on musical theatre (understatement))


Nothing you mentioned couldn't have been posted in the Broadway thread.  It's where I would have posted anyone associated with the live stage.  We've been doing it since it's inception.  Not sure what head of a pin you're dancing on, I just don't get it.  I'm sure the 'need' exists though.  *shrugs*

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Could it be because Broadway only happens in NY? Maybe the two threads can be merged and it get renamed to theater or something like that? 

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1 hour ago, Joey Russ said:

Could it be because Broadway only happens in NY? Maybe the two threads can be merged and it get renamed to theater or something like that? 

Not on a British Forum you don't.

 

 

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Broadway is THE Great White Way I think some purists would not look well on me polluting it with discussions of the Hexagon theatre in Bolton.

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Laurence Olivier Award Winners:

 

Directors:

 

1976: Jonathan Miller (b. 1934)

1978: Terry Hands (b. 1941) (also 1983)

1980: Trevor Nunn (b. 1940) and John Caird (b. 1948)

1982: Richard Eyre (b. 1943)

1985: Bill Bryden (b. 1942)

1986: Bill Alexander (b. 1948)

1987: Declan Donnellan (b. 1953)

1988: Deborah Warner (b. 1959)

1991: David Thacker (b. 1950) (Play); Richard Jones (b. 1953) (Musical)

 

Writers (Best Play):

 

1979: Brian Clark (b. 1932) Whose Life Is It Anyway?

1980: David Edgar (b. 1948) The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

1981: Mark Medoff (b. 1940) Children Of A Lesser God

1982: Julian Mitchell (b. 1935) Another Country

1983: David Mamet (b. 1947) Glengarry Glen Ross

1984: Michael Frayn (b. 1933) Benefactors

1986: Christopher Hampton (b. 1946) Les Liaisons Dangereuses

1987: Caryl Churchill (b. 1938) Serious Money

1988: Timberlake Wertenbaker (b. 1951) Our Country's Good

1989: David Hare (b. 1947) Racing Demon

 

There's a start on that award ceremony too. Obvs some cross-over.

 

 

 

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Laurence Olivier Special Award Winners:

 

1978: Brian Clark (b. 1932)

1998: David Mirvish (b. 1944)

2002: Rupert Rhymes (b. 1940)

2003: Sam Mendes (b. 1965)

2004: Judi Dench (b. 1934)

2005: Alan Bennett (b. 1934)

2006: Ian McKellen (b. 1939)

2007: John Tomlinson (b. 1946)

2008: Andrew Lloyd-Webber (b. 1948)

2009: Alan Ayckbourn (b. 1939)

 

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