Wilma Awards 2015 – nominations announced

The Wilma awards are back! Bigger, better and more stagey than ever!

After the hugely successful launch of the Wilma Awards in 2014, Theatre Blogger West End Wilma is delighted to announce that the awards will take place again this year on Friday 30 October 2015 at The Hippodrome Casino.

The Wilma Awards 2015


West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in the Theatre world. Running around the West End interviewing stars and reviewing as many shows as she can fit in to her busy OAP lifestyle. Wilma was awarded the 2014 Ticketmaster Blog of the Year Award and has a great engagement with the theatre world through social media.

And this year we can join in the fun too!

There are a limited number of tickets are for sale at a price of £20.00 each. So come with us and join in the fun from 1.30-2.30pm. West End Wilma is delighted to welcome back last year’s host Tim McArthur who will present the ceremony.

Book tickets here

West End Wilma and her team of reviewers have shortlisted the nominees in each category from their combined opinions on the past twelve months of Theatre.

The Wilma Awards
The nominees for the 2015 Wilma Awards in association with The Hippodrome Casino are:

1. Best West End Show – sponsored by eStage

• Gypsy
• Memphis
• The Nether

2. Best Off-West End Show

• Carrie
• The Clockmakers Daughter
• Return of the Soldier

3. Best Touring Show

• Wicked
• Calamity Jane
• Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4. Most Underrated West End Show

• Urinetown
• Just Jim Dale
• Made In Dagenham

5. Rising Star Award – sponsored by Planet Hollywood

• Luke Newton
• Evelyn Hoskins
• David O’Reilly

6. Most Welcoming Venue – sponsored by SeatPlan

• Prince of Wales Theatre
• Above The Stag
• Landor Theatre

7. Best Cabaret/Solo Performance – sponsored by The Hippodrome Casino

• Rachel Tucker (St James Theatre)
• Frances Ruffelle (Crazy Coqs)
• Sheila Simmonds (Leicester Square Lounge)

8. Best Vocal Performance – sponsored by London Weekly News

• Killian Donnelly (Memphis)
• Beverley Knight (Memphis)
• Gina Beck (I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change)

9. Best Family Show

• The Twits (Royal Court)
• Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith)
• Somewhere Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre)

10. Best Actor in a Play or Musical

• Alistair McGowan (An Audience With Jimmy Savile)
• Killian Donnelly (Memphis)
• Jon Jon Briones (Miss Saigon)

11. Best Actress in a Play or Musical

• Beverley Knight (Memphis)
• Jenna Russell (Urinetown)
• Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)

Public voting will open online on 4 September 2015 and run until 8 October 2015. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square at 1.30pm on Friday 30 October 2015. Teehee – Sammi is chomping at the bit – she knows exactly who she is voting for in!

Come and join in the fun! Theatre South East will definitely be there!


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