Jasmine Lee-Jones for seven methods of killing kylie jenner at the Royal Court
Ross Willis for Wolfie at Theatre503
Emerging Talent Awards in partnership with Access Entertainment
Shiloh Coke for Chiaroscuro at the Bush Theatre
Laurie Kynaston for The Son at the Kiln Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre
Grace Molony for The Watsons at Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory
Bobby Stallwood for Faith, Hope and Charity at the National Theatre (Dorfman)
This year’s Advisory Judging Panel comprises Evening Standard Chief Theatre Critic Nick Curtis; Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye; WhatsOnStage critic Sarah Crompton; Guardian culture writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson; The Stage reviews editor Natasha Tripney; London Theatre Critic of the International New York Times Matt Wolf; and freelance critic Holly Williams, alongside the Evening Standard’s editor, George Osborne. The awards discussion is chaired by Evening Standard Chairman Justin Byam Shaw. A sub-committee, led by Sarah Crompton alongside freelance critic Sam Marlowe and founder and Editor of afridiziak.comSophia A Jackson, has made recommendations to the panel for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright category.
The winners will be announced on November 24 at the London Coliseum. The headline sponsor for the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards is Michael Kors. Partners include Access Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chanel and Christian Louboutin.
All new productions and performances on the London stage between October 20 2018 and October 10 2019 are eligible for consideration.