Kate receives Evening Standard Theatre Award!

Kate has received the Editors Award at tonight’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards at a glittering ceremony in the Palladium, London. The awards, now in their 60th year, are presented annually for outstanding achievements in London theatre, and were hosted tonight by comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Kate was presented with her award by Sir Ian McKellen. The Before the Dawn shows at the Eventim Apollo, which ended last month, won the Editors Prize for achieving “a new high in music performance.”

“It was just an incredible experience,” she said in her acceptance speech, crediting both the encouragement of her son, Bertie, and the enthusiasm of London audiences. “You hope that the audience will like what you’re doing, but my God – every night these people were there, driving us on and filling us with energy! Thank you to everybody who came to the shows and made it feel like it was something special.”

A special mention also for KT Fellowship member Mark Henderson, Kate’s lighting designer, who was deservedly nominated but lost out in the Best Design category for Before the Dawn. Tom Hiddleston was awarded Best Actor for Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse and Gillian Anderson picked up the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire. More at the Whats On Stage site here. The awards will be televised tomorrow night (Monday 1st December) on the London Live channel (Sky Channel 117) Freeview (8), Virgin (159) at 8pm. UK viewers can also watch it on the channel’s website.

Congratulations Kate, richly deserved!

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18 Responses to Kate receives Evening Standard Theatre Award!

  1. Mark Michel says:

    Congrats, Kate! Can’t wait for the DVD so I can see this show everybody’s been praising! 🙂

  2. Rod says:

    Well deserved too, and hopefully not the last theatre award heading her way. The fact that she’s there, and looking more happy and relaxed than at the South Bank Awards (doesn’t she look fabulous?), must be a good sign. Oh, maybe we will be seeing more of her!!!

  3. Tony says:

    Great news…she deserves this and many more awards for her contributions. We’ll done our Kate…

  4. Sergio Mallorga says:

    Congratulations, Kate! It was a great idea to make those shows there in London after all these years, wasn’t it? I’m looking forward to that DVD (or Blu-ray). Love from Santiago, Chile!

  5. Colin says:

    How wonderful does she look? I’m suspecting her shows did wonders for her comfort with being “in the public eye” and it shows!

    And having attended one of her shows, a hearty congrats Kate- you so deserve this recognition… 🙂

  6. davidly says:

    Sweet!

  7. Blackbird Braille says:

    Congratulations Kate!! Extremely well deserved. I’m sure this will be one of many. It was one of the most amazing performances I have ever witnessed. No, THE most amazing.

  8. davie says:

    You continue to wow us Kate. Well done… D x

  9. Michel says:

    Congrat’s Kate, be happy and hope to hear and see U in France!

  10. Kiki says:

    Kate looks so happy and beautiful! Congrats, Kate. BTD was an epic success. Well done, I’m sure there are more accolades to come …

  11. Gabriella says:

    Huge Mega Congratulations to you Kate !!!!! you looked so beautiful and shiny and bright smile ,….. i hoped you had a lovely time ,…we love you and support your talent …… a huge cheers for you sweets and hope you have a super lovely Happy Christmas to you and your family !!!!!

    Much love Gabriella Patterson ,.
    PS,.. DVD Before the Dawn please ,.. 😉

  12. Tafkap says:

    She looks quite radiant, and I’m pleased she’s gained so much recognition for those concerts. They were truly wonderful to attend. I agree with others, hopefully this will mark a slightly more visible period…within her own boundaries of course, and nothing that will interfere with her art, but with Bertie now more independent I hope Kate has a little more freedom to mingle with those who adore her. 🙂

  13. neil says:

    pure happiness!

  14. JAMES COLE says:

    Kate looking amazing and fabulous to see her lift this award,the recognition she fully deserves! Seems London Live not available in my area via Sky but can view via the website. I was fortune to see Before The Dawn and was simply blown away!

  15. Great speech – what a warm, humble, generous person – passing on her thanks to everyone else – including the man who presented her with the award and the audience

    You won this award Kate – everyone else just does your bidding!

  16. Robert Dalgleish says:

    Well done Kate, I’m so pleased for you, Bertie and all the team. I thought Before the Dawn was amazing!! Glad you have the recognition you deserve and that you enjoyed being back on stage live. I could see by your beaming smile that you were enjoying every minute of it. Bertie must be so proud of his mum. Well done and best wishes. Robert. X P.S Your cousin ( my friend Beck adores you )

  17. Sky says:

    Congratulations Kate! As my PC sound is knackered I can’t hear what is being said, but the expressions of delight and joy on Kate’s face, her eloquent hand movements and relaxed, confident body language says it all anyway. What a delight to have Kate back where she belongs – up there with the stars, being acknowledged for her art, and comfortable with it.

  18. Johnny says:

    You see how much we all love you Kate? You look radiant. I had a really good seat for the show, but I never got there as I was ill. So I’ll I couldn’t make the journey down to London from Yorkshire. I was gutted. But what an award, you’ve contributed to not just music, but the theatre. Hopefully I, and others around the world be in heaven if I/we knew that the performance is going to be released on DVD. It would mean the world to me and everyone else. Please Kate, put us out of our misery and even if you don’t have a release date, please confirm that it will be released. It would mean the world to me, to all of us.it sounds like there was so much energy at the performances. And I missed it!, Well done, and in the meantime, I’ll keep checking the Fish People website. Lots of love.

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