Lyric Hammersmith Shortlisted for Awards

Best play, musical and newcomer

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The Lyric Hammersmith has been shortlisted for three Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Punk Rock, its critically acclaimed co-production with the Royal Exchange, Manchester and for the groundbreaking musical Spring Awakening.

The awards are in the following categories:

Best play - Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical - Spring Awakening

The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer - Tom Sturridge, Punk Rock

The winners will be announced on November 23 at the Royal Opera House.

Punk Rock has also been nominated for four Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards in the following categories:

Best New Play

Best Production

Best Newcomer- Tom Sturridge

Best Actress in a Supporting Role- Jessica Raine

The winners of these awards will be announced at a ceremony on December 8.

November 18, 2009