UK Theatre Awards: Paapa Essiedu wins for RSC's first black Hamlet

UK Theatre Awards: Paapa Essiedu wins for RSC's first black Hamlet
 

Paapa Essiedu, the first black actor to play Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, has won a top theatre award.
Essiedu scooped best performance in a play at the UK Theatre Awards, which reward shows produced outside London.
The 26-year-old played Shakespeare's prince in Stratford-upon-Avon to glowing reviews, with The Telegraph declaring: "A new star is born."
Two musicals from Sheffield's Crucible Theatre - Flowers For Mrs Harris and Show Boat - led the other winners.
The shows, both directed by Sheffield Theatres' former artistic director Daniel Evans, shared the prize for... read more

 
9 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 43
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