Best Supporting Actor in a Play
To pick someone out of this prodigiously talented ensemble almost feels unfair, but Ellams' narrative did repeatedly land on Peckham and the contested ownership of that salon was given blistering power by Akinade's Samuel, bristling under the control of pseudo-father figure Emmanuel.
Honourable mention: Brian J Smith, The Glass Menagerie
To borrow from a different Tennessee Williams play, Smith was every inch the gentleman caller we all have been fantasising about since high school.
Philip Arditti, Oslo
Gershwn Eustache Jnr, a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun)
Fra Fee, The Ferryman
Patrice Naiambana, Barber Shop Chronicles
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Angels in America
Getting to play both Jefferson and Lafayette means Pennycooke has twice the opportunity to make an impact and he does so, on both accounts, with real flair. I've long been a fan of his and this show is a brilliant showcase for his talents.
Labels: Brian J Smith, Chris Kiely, Cornell S John, Fisayo Akinade, fosterIANs, Fra Fee, Fred Haig, Gareth Snook, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Jason Pennycooke, Mark Anderson, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Obioma Ugoala