The nominations for this year's UK Theatre Awards have been announced, the only nationwide awards to celebrate outstanding achievements in regional theatre throughout the UK. Four RADA alumni have gained nominations across the acting and directing categories.
Tanya Moodie has been nominated for Best Actor for her portrayal of Wiletta in Alice Childress’ groundbreaking play Trouble In Mind, which first played at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath and has this month transferred to The Print Room in London. She is joined in the category by fellow RADA graduate Nicholas Woodeson, who is nominated for his lead role as Willy Loman in the Royal & Derngate touring production of Death of a Salesman.
Rob Mountford is also recognised for his performance in House and Garden at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, which has earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Meanwhile Rob Hastie, RADA graduate and artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, has been nominated for Best Director for his production of Julius Caesar. With a cast including many RADA alumni, the show was critically acclaimed including a five-star review from the Observer which commented: "His modern-dress Julius Caesar places theatre firmly at the centre of civic life. Yet nothing about it is forced or concept-wilful. Every decision works with and for Shakespeare’s text, while gently incorporating the audience into the action as spectators, witnesses and analysts."
The UK Theatre Awards will take place on Sunday 15 October at London's Guildhall. Click here to see a full list of nominees.