The Wilma Awards | Nominees Announced

 I must admit I am absolutely intrigued by these awards – some fabulous categories and worthy nominees – I cannot wait until Oct 1st to get voting, for me some of my votes will be no-brainers and some……well…..I am going to have to think about.

The Wilma Awards West End Wilma Awards

The first ever Wilma Awards, in association with Freedom Bar Soho will take place on Friday afternoon, 7th November 2014 at an exclusive invite-only ceremony at Freedom Bar in Soho, hosted by Tim McArthur.

Guests will be treated to Afternoon Tea with Wilma (courtesy of The Full English) while they watch the winners be revealed and listen to some very special live performances!

West End Wilma and her team of reviewers have shortlisted the nominees in each category from their combined opinions on the past 12 months Theatre. It is now up to the public vote to decide on the winners.

And the nominees are….

Best West End Show sponsored by Momentum Artists Talent Agency

  • Miss Saigon
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • Wicked
  • Matilda

Most Underrated West End Show

  • Stephen Ward
  • From Here To Eternity
  • 39 Steps
  • Ladykillers

Best Fringe Production 

  • Urinetown – St James Theatre
  • Fleabag – Soho Theatre
  • The Spring Tide – Old Red Lion Theatre
  • Title of Show – Landor Theatre

Best Touring Production – sponsored by Churchill Theatre Bromley

  • Rocky Horror
  • Cats
  • Cabaret
  • Avenue Q

Best Supporting Cast Member

  • Lizzy Connolly – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Alexia Khadime – Book of Mormon
  • Peter Polycarpou – The Pajama Game
  • David Huwel Baynes – Alice Through The Looking Glass

Best Take Over In A Role

  • Savannah Stevenson – Wicked
  • Alex Gaumond – Matilda
  • David Hunter – Once
  • Dianne Pilkington – Mamma Mia

Best Theatre Blog – sponsored by IOGIG Online Services

  • Official Theatre
  • West End Frame
  • Pocket Size Blog
  • A Younger Theatre

Rising Star Award – sponsored by Planet Hollywood

  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Laura Pitt-Pulford
  • Nellie McQuinn
  • Jordan Lee Davies

Most Welcoming Venue – sponsored by

  • Above The Stag
  • The Union Theatre
  • The Old Red Lion
  • Park Theatre

Lifetime Achievement In Theatre – sponsored by

  • Bonnie Langford
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Harriet Thorpe

Public voting will open on 1 October 2014 and run for two weeks at

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West End Wilma

West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in the Theatre world. Running around the West End interviewing stars, reviewing shows and blogging about theatre at Earlier this year Wilma was voted Ticketmaster’s Theatre Blog of the Year 2014 and has been included in’s top ten blogs for two years in a row.


About Tim McArthur (host)

Tim is an established Actor, Director and Presenter having most recently directed and starred in Bathhouse the Musical at Above the Stag Theatre. This Autumn Tim will be directing a new production of Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown and recently directed the UK tour of Four Poofs and a Piano. Tim hosts the annual West End Eurovision red carpet event and presents Theatre radio shows including The Curtain Up Show and Jemm 3. Follow Tim on Twitter

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