November 23 2015
IT WASN’T quite the night we were hoping for – with Bend it Like Beckham musical, Indhu Rubasingham and Natalie Dew, all up for Evening Standard Theatre awards yesterday (November 22).
On a glittering but chilly night at the Old Vic, in London – only Indhu Rubasingham walked away with an award – and that as the director of the production which won the Best Play Award.
The production of “The Motherf*****r with the Hat” at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton was bestowed with the honour.
Rubasingham collected the award from on behalf of writer Stephen Adly Guirgis.
The Tricycle Theatre Kilburn-based director missed out in the best director category for the same play to Robert Icke for “Oresteia”.
It was a night of near misses for both Dew and the production she stars in, “Bend It Like Beckham” musical.
Dew missed out on the best newcomer in a musical award to Gemma Arteron for her stage debut in “Made in Dagenham”.
Gurinder Chadha’s smash hit musical was pipped by “Kinky Boots” in the Radio 2 Audience Award for best musical.
Among the other big winners on the evening were Nicole Kidman for “Photograph 51” as best actress and James McAvoy for “Ruling Class“. Hollywood star Salma Hayek was among the high profile celebrity guests.
*Coming an interview with Natalie Dew