Guildhall School wins at UK Theatre Awards

The Guildhall School is celebrating three successes at the UK Theatre Awards 2016.


Psychosis, a co-commission with The Royal Opera and Guildhall School in association with The Lyric Hammersmith, won the Achievement in Opera award. The opera received its world premiere earlier this year to critical acclaim and is the culmination of Venables’ position as inaugural Doctoral Composerin-Residence at the School and The Royal Opera. Meanwhile, Guildhall School alumnus Paapa Essiedu won the Best Performance in a Play category at the same awards for his portrayal of Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company whilst Flowers for Mrs Harris and Show Boat, both Sheffield Theatres Productions and directed by alumnus Daniel Evans, shared the Best Musical Production accolade.