CRITICS' AWARDS FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND

Press coverage 2011

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20 June 2011 The Herald

Variety of shows keeps Scotland's theatre healthy

THE Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, which were presented at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre last Sunday at another highly successful event, superbly steered by guest presenter Clare Grogan.

16 June 2011 Brunton Theatre

Catherine Wheels triumph at Scottish Theatre Awards

CATHERINE Wheels, the resident theatre company at Musselburgh's Brunton Theatre, triumphed at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS), picking up three of the ten awards available for their 2010 production of White.

14 June 2011 Creative Scotland

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland

CREATIVE Scotland is proud to have invested in so many of the winners in the 2011 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced on Sunday by Scottish actor, singer and presenter Clare Grogan at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

13 June 2011 Evening Times

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A HARD-HITTING play about sex trafficking produced in Glasgow was among the winners at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).

13 June 2011 The Herald

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A HARD-HITTING play about sex trafficking and a children's show were the big winners at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

13 June 2011 The Herald

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"IF you believe a story's worth telling, you'll believe it to the death." So said Cora Bissett, director of Roadkill, an astonishing look at sex trafficking close to home and winner of the year's best production award at yesterday's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

13 June 2011 Edinburgh Guide

Roadkill Tops Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2011

THE Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland (C.A.T.S.) 2011 presentation and party was held on Sunday 12 June in the Festival Theatre and a splendid affair it was! Anyone who enjoys a bit of star spotting, especially Scottish star spotting, would be in heaven. They were out in force in their very glad rags enjoying the pre-presentation party in the Johnnie Walker lounge overlooking the South Bridge and listening to the Jazz Bar Quartet in the background – pinkies up, Proseccos in hand!

13 June 2011 The Times

Top awawrd for play on human trafficking (pdf)

A SHOW about prostitution and human trafficking that rocked last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been judged the best overall theatre production in Scotland over the last 12 months at the Ninth Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

13 June 2011 STV

CATS awards honour prostitution play Roadkill and children's show White

A SHOW about prostitution and human trafficking which rocked last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been judged the best overall theatre production in Scotland over the last 12 months at the 9th Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

13 June 2011 The Courier

Dundee Rep's Sweeney Todd wins pair of national critics awards

DUNDEE Rep again shone in Scotland's theatre awards by winning the prize for the best male performance and sharing the honour for the best music and sound – both with the acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

13 June 2011 The Scotsman

Play about sex-trafficking takes the top honours at Scottish theatre awards

A PLAY exploring the growing problem of sex-trafficking in Scotland has been named best production at this year's Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland. (CATS).

13 June 2011 The Audience Business

The 2010/2011 Winners of the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland are Announced

THE winners of the ninth annual Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland were announced yesterday, Sunday 12 June, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

12 June 2011 allmediascotland

Spilling Blood for One's Art

THE "national treasure" that is theatre critic, Mary Brennan, was literally spilling blood for her art this afternoon. At the impressive ceremony that is the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland - held at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh - Brennan, who reviews for The Herald, was about to say a few words about one of the categories.

12 June 2011 The Edinburgh Reporter

Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2011

CATHEREINE Wheels today emerged as the leader at this year's Critics' Awards For Theatre In Scotland ceremony at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. The children's theatre specialists – who are also based in the capital – secured victory in an impressive three of the ten categories overall – with their show White winning Best Production For Children And Young People, Best Technical Presentation and Best Design.

12 June 2011 The Stage

Catherine Wheels wins at Scottish Critics' Awards

CATHERINE Wheels, the children's theatre specialists, triumphed at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, picking up three of the ten awards available for its production of White.

10 June 2011 Metro

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A CHAP by the name of Oscar Wilde once said that the theatre is the gretest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the immediate sense of what it is to be a human being.

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10 June 2011 EdinburghGuide.com

Clare Grogan to Present Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland

Scottish actor, singer and presenter Clare Grogan will lead the festivities - and the revelations - as this year's star host at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS nominees).

9 June 2011 The Audience Business

Clare Grogan announced as guest presenter for Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland

CRITICS' Awards for Theatre in Scotland are delighted to announce that Clare Grogan will join them on Sunday 12 June as the guest presenter for its ceremony. She'll be helping the party go with a swing from 3pm on Sunday at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

8 June 2011 STV

Clare Grogan to present Critics' Awards For Theatre In Scotland 2011

WITH the excitement mounting ahead of this Sunday's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland ceremony we are delighted to announce that multi-talented Scottish actor, singer and presenter Clare Grogan will lead the festivities - and the revelations - as this year's star host.

6 June 2011 Informed Edinburgh

The Critics' Awards For Theatre In Scotland – 12th June

THE Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) are returning to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre for the third year running. The 2011 ceremony takes place at 3pm on Sunday June the 12th. Now in their ninth year, the awards offer the ideal opportunity to celebrate yet another year of fantastic theatre in Scotland.

5 June 2011 News of the World

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IT'S the glittering highlight of the stage year . . . and YOU could be threre.

5 June 2011 The Sunday Herald

Tres bien ensemble

IT is perhaps surprising that no other Scottish theatre has established a Rep-style ensemble over the past decade or so. After all, the ensemble idea has been very successful for the Tayside theatre. A cursory glance at the lists of nominees and winners in the annual Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland suggests (if one trusts the critics) that the Rep is consistently in the theatrical top flight. From Dominic Hill's multiple award-winning production of Howard Barker's Scenes From An Execution in 2004 to Brining's Sunshine On Leith, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and A Christmas Carol in recent years, the company's critical strike rate is astonishingly high.

4 June 2011 TV Bomb

CATS Interview: Cora Bissett

AFTER the emphatic success of Cora Bissett's 2010 production RoadKill, a site-specific investigation and magnification of sex trafficking in Scotland, we caught up with Cora as she tours the show in Paris ahead of this year's Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland.

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23 May 2011 Belgrade Theatre

Belgrade shows nominated for twelve top industry awards!

OUR recent productions of ChekhovÕs Uncle Vanya and The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain have been nominated for a combined total of twelve top industry awards.

22 May 2011 British Theatre Guide

Two Belgrade shows nominated for nine industry gongs

COVENTRY Belgrade Theatre's productions of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain have been nominated for a combined total of nine top industry awards.

21 May 2011 The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh hosts Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2011

THE National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum have emerged as the leaders in this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland nominations, shortlisted in no less than six categories each. Dundee Repertory Theatre and The Traverse Theatre Company also have plenty to celebrate, following closely behind with an impressive five nominations apiece.

20 May 2011 Edinburgh Guide

Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Ceremony

ONE for theatre-lovers this one. The annual ceremony for the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland returns to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for a third time. CATS celebrates the actors, directors, playwrights and other theatre artists who are deemed to have made the most thrilling contributions of the year 2009–2010.

16 May 2011 Scottish Actors

Names to watch : Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland announce 2011 shortlist

KATE Dickie, David Birrell and David Greig feature on CATS 2011 shortlist The Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland judges have announced the 2010-11 shortlists for Scotland's leading theatre awards, following an all-day meeting at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

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15 May 2011 Sunday Herald

Child's play

WHAT is it that makes children's theatre in Scotland so great? It's a question that recurs at the end of a week in which the judging panel of the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (of which I'm a member) gave three nominations each to two outstanding productions for young audiences; namely, White, by Catherine Wheels theatre company, and The Three Musketeers And The Princess Of Spain by the Traverse. The answer to the question, it seems to me, lies at least in part in the annual Imaginate Festival in Edinburgh (supported by long-time sponsor the Bank of Scotland).

13 May 2011 theatreSCOTLAND

CATS embrace big and small

THE shortlists for the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland were released this week, with 19 productions nominated across the ten categories. They range from Ian Smith's My Hands Are Dancing But My Hands Are Cold, seen at Dancebase and the Arches, which played to an audience of one and was just seven minutes long, to the National Theatre of Scotland's Nothing to See Here, part of the Extreme season in Aberdeen, which had a cast of 250.

13 May 2011 The Public Reviews

CATS awards 2011

The nominees for this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland have been announced. Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum and The National Theatre of Scotland have emerged licking the cream from their whiskers with nominations in six categories for the upcoming CATS, whilst The Traverse Theatre Company and Dundee Repertory Theatre follow closely behind with five nominations each.

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13 May 2011 Paines Plough

Blythe Duff shortlisted for CATS award

ON Wednesday night we opened LOVE, LOVE, LOVE at The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, and we were delighted to welcome as our guest Blythe Duff, who played Helen in last year's GOOD WITH PEOPLE by David Harrower, and is best known for playing Jackie Reid in Taggart.

13 May 2011 Adventures of Bluedog

CATS awards

THE CATS shortlist is now out. Lots of good things to choose from, and of the entries I have seen, I agree with the critics by and large. Encouraging to see the Royal Lyceum back in the running, joining CATS stalwarts Dundee Rep and The Traverse.

13 May 2011 The Scotsman

There'll be no more murrrrrders, as Taggart is axed

DUFF, a popular figure on stage and screen, was nominated this week as best female actor in the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland for her role in Good with People, a new play by David Harrower. John Michie has recently joined the cast of Coronation Street.

12 May 2011 Ankur Productions

Roadkill nominated in 5 categories for CATS awards 2011

ANKUR Productions & Pachamama Productions are proud to be nominated for the CATS (Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) Awards 2011 in 5 categories for their production Roadkill.

12 May 2011 British Theatre Guide

CATS shortlist

THE shortlist for the 2010 - 2011 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) was announced this morning.

12 May 2011 A View from the Stalls

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland shortlists

CONGRATULATIONS to all those on the shortlists for the CATS awards 2010-2011 which were announced today. Disappointingly, despite seeing rather a lot of theatre in the last 12 months we only managed to see two of the productions recognised. While we are delighted to see "Roadkill" feature deservedly in 5 categories we're a little surprised it didn't also get the nod for John Kazek for Best Male Performance. The only other nominated show we saw was Molly Taylor's charming "Love Letters to the Public Transport System" which appears in the Best New Play category.

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12 May 2011 The List

Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland announce 2011 shortlist:

Kate Dickie, David Birrell and David Greig feature on CATS 2011 shortlist

THE Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland judges have announced the 2010-11 shortlists for Scotland's leading theatre awards, following an all-day meeting at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. A highlight of the Scottish theatre calendar, the CATS celebrates the actors, directors, playwrights and other theatre artists who have made the most significant contributions of the year. Previous winners include actors David Tennant and Cara Kelly, works including Blackbird and Black Watch and companies Wee Stories to the National Theatre of Scotland.

12 May 2011 What's On Stage

Scottish Critics' Awards Shortlist Announced

THE shortlist for this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) has been announced. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre Sunday 12 June 2011. Now in its ninth year, CATS highlights the work of actors, directors playwrights and other artists who have made the most thrilling contributions to the Scottish theatre industry. Any piece of professional theatre substantially produced in Scotland is eligible for the awards.

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12 May 2011 The Stage

Shortlist announced for Scottish critics' awards

EDINBURGH'S Royal Lyceum Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland have emerged as the front-runners at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, with six nominations each. Both are nominated for three different productions, with the shortlist recognising a total of 19 different productions over ten categories. The most successful shows are Roadkill, Ankur Productions' site-specific hit of last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Dundee Rep's Sweeney Todd. They are both recognised in five categories and go head to head in best production. Roadkill's Cora Bissett and Sweeney Todd's James Brining also received nods for best director.

12 May 2011 Dundee Courier

Dundee Rep a front-runner at critics' awards

DUNDEE Rep and The Traverse Theatre Company in Edinburgh have plenty to celebrate in the year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.They are in the running for five awards each and are just behind the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum, which are the leaders in being shortlisted in six categories each.

12 May 2011 STV

Taggart's Jackie Reid in line for Scottish theatre best actor award

BLYTHE Duff, star of STV's Taggart, has been nominated as best female actor in this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Her nomination is for her role as Helen in Good with People, a new play by David Harrower, produced by the Play Pie and Pint series at Oran Mor in Glasgow in conjunction with the English company Paines Plough. Blythe played a hotel receptionist in Helensburgh who has a strange relationship with a younger man. Coinsidentally, the CATS Best Actor category is sponsored by STV.

12 May 2011 The Scotsman

Critics set to honour a truly National Theatre

THE National Theatre of Scotland has notched up six nominations in Scotland's leading theatre awards. The company said it was "delighted" to be recognised yesterday for productions ranging from a community show with a cast of 250 to a new one-woman play. The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh is also a strong contender in the Critics Awards for Thatre in Scotland, earning six nominations for shows including a new production of the Oscar Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest. More than 200 shows were considered for this year's awards.

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