The Royal & Derngate Theatre has been nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity Award in the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while designer Ti Green is nominated in the Best Design category for her work on Royal & Derngate’s co-production Touching the Void.
The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages nationwide, demonstrating the breadth and depth of outstanding talent in theatre and the performing arts, both on stage and off.
Royal & Derngate last won a UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production in 2016 for The Herbal Bed. Other former wins have included an award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre, for the theatre’s Made in Northampton work in 2015.
This year, Royal & Derngate has been nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity award. This recognises the promotion of inclusivity within their programming and workforce, along within the audience and community engagement.
Ti Green has been nominated for the Best Design award for her work on Touching the Void, which a Derngate co-production. Based on the memoire of mountaineer Joe Simpson, the play has toured nationally and internationally and transfers to London’s West End this autumn.
The UK Theatre Awards 2019 will be presented on Sunday 27 October at a ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall.