Irish Theatre Awards 2009

4th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

The winners of the 12 Annual Irish Times Theatre Awards were announced on Monday night:

  • Special tribute award: Lynne Parker
  • Best actress: Derbhle Crotty (Three Sisters, Abbey Theatre)
  • Best actor : Tom Vaughan Lawlor (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, Abbey Theatre)
  • Best supporting actor: Mikel Murfi (The New Electric Ballroom, Druid)
  • Best supporting actress: Dearbhla Molloy (The Cripple of Inishmaan, Druid and Atlantic Theatre)
  • Best director: Rupert Goold (No Man’s Land, Gate Theatre)
  • Best production: Loose Canon (Phaedra’s Love)
  • Best new play: The New Electric Ballroom, written by Enda Walsh (Druid Theatre Company)
  • Best opera: Mines of Sulphur, Wexford Opera.
  • Best costume design: Rae Smith (An Ideal Husband, Abbey Theatre)
  • Best set designer: Owen MacCárthaigh (Juno and the Paycock; Cork Opera House/ Association of Regional Theatres, NI)
  • Best lighting designer: Kevin Treacy (The Nose, The Performance Corporation)
  • Special award: Wexford Opera House.

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