Nick Woodeson award-nominated for Death of A Salesman triumph

Actor Nick Woodeson has been nominated for a top theatre award for his role in Royal & Derngate’s Death of A Salesman, it has been announced.

The actor has been nominated in the Best Performance in a Play category of the UK Theatre Awards 2017 for his turn in the Made in Northampton production. It was a part he stepped into at the eleventh hour following the sudden death of Tim Piggott-Smith.

Nicholas Woodeson played the iconic central role of Willy Loman in Royal & Derngate’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s twentieth century masterpiece (Stage Review’s verdict HERE.)

The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, demonstrating the breadth and depth of outstanding talent in theatre and the performing arts.

Other nominations in the Best Performance in a Play category are Joseph Millson for The Rover and Tanya Moodie for Trouble in Mind.

Royal & Derngate is also eligible for the Clothworkers’ Foundation award which sees a single award of up to £150,000 presented each year to a regional producing theatre in England as part of a broader £1.25 million programme to support the dramatic arts.

The UK Theatre Awards 2017 will be presented on October 15 at a ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall, hosted by Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke.

The Made in Northampton season continues this autumn with Education, Education, Education (running until Saturday) and Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker (October 17 to 28).

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