The 2019 Offies Awards event was held on Sunday 3 Feb 2019 in the newly re-opened – and truly magnificent – Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre.
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The Offies 2019 Awards Ceremony was sponsored by:
Presenters of the Offies 2019 awards included critic Lyn Gardner, writer Ben Okri, producer Danielle Tarento, actors Liza Sadovy and Simon Green, and Julie Ward MEP. Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae, will offer some closing words. Awards will also be presented by Emma de Souza from UK Theatre, Jonathan Baz, online critic & Offies “super assessor”, Linda Marlowe, actor & OffWestEnd Patron, Terri Paddock who runs My Theatre Mates & StageFaves, Tim Webb MBE, founder of Oily Cart and James Clutton from Opera Holland Park. Other presenters include three of the Offies Panel of Critics – Mark Shenton, Matt Wolf and Alex Ford – and two of the Offies “Patron Saints” – Catherine Kodicek, Head of Costume at the Old Vic, and Paul Arditti, Sound Designer. A number of winners of the Offies 2018 will also present awards: Amber Massie-Blomfield, Jo Martin, Kerry Michael, Leo G Skilbeck, Mimi Ndiweni, Neil Docking and T’Shan Williams. Certain awards will be presented by representatives of the Offies sponsors: White Light, AKA (marketing agency), estage, and the Shaw Theatre.
Alongside free tickets for finalists, sponsors and our own assessors, tickets were available for purchase.
The programme was as follows:
- start at 5pm with a champagne reception
- followed by the Awards ceremony at 6.30pm
- from around 9pm, a party including music, canapes and a pay bar
- the evening ended at 10.30pm.
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