Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2013

Druid Theatre Company team accept the award for Best Production.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
Druid Theatre Company team accept the award for Best Production.
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
By all accounts, the big winner last night was Tom Murphy. DruidMurphy took home most of the awards, including the big one for Best Productions. They also won Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Monaghan for Conversations on a Homecoming) and Best Supporting Actress (Marie Mullen also for Conversations on a Homecoming). Garry Hynes also presented Marie Mullen with the Special Tribute Award.

Other Tom Murphy related wins were for The House at the Abbey this summer, which won Best Director for Annabelle Comyn and Best Actor for Declan Conlon.

Full list of all the winners can be found on the Irish Times website.

Aonghus Óg McAnally was the host for the evening, which began with his theatrical version of the ‘Just Saying’ video.

Irish Theatre Awards

On Jaunary 12, the Irish Times announced the short-list for the Irish Theatre Awards. You can see the full list here (scroll down about half the page for the nominees, though the article is also worth reading).

A couple of days later, Caomhan Keane on entertainment.ie wrote his reaction to the nominees, particularly talking about the people who were missing from the list.

And on the Theatre Forum website you can cast your vote and pick the nominations that you think the Irish Times judges should have included.