Scenesaver Hosts the Offies 2022

February is Offies month and we are delighted to, once again, be hosting and sponsoring the awards and showing the online ceremony on Scenesaver.

>>Watch the ceremony here till 31st March

The Offies are hugely important because they acknowledge the great and the good in London’s wonderful Offwestend theatre.

They are a terrific opportunity to recognise both new and existing talent and can help to launch theatre careers. Past recipients include household names such as Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

And it is not just the actors who achieve recognition as there are 30+ Offies categories including lighting, set design and best new play.

In 2021, Offies assessors saw around 200 shows and 213 nominations across 114 shows at 60 venues.  There are 86 Offies finalists across a total of 30 Offies categories.

The finalists include plays (“Lone Flyer” at the Jermyn St Theatre and “Sold” at the Park Theatre), musicals, opera & pantos (“Five Guys Named Moe” at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and “Beowulf” at the Kings Head Theatre) and shows under the IDEA category which covers Innovative, Devised, Experiential & Atypical work.  Amongst the individual finalists are Wendi Peters (for “You Are Here” at Southwark Playhouse) and Reece Lyons (for “Overflow” at the Bush Theatre).

"Lone Flyer" at Jermyn Street Theatre, feat. Hannah Edwards and Benedict Salter, photo by Pamela Raith Photography
“Lone Flyer” at Jermyn Street Theatre, feat. Hannah Edwards and Benedict Salter, photo by Pamela Raith Photography

Online performance work is also included in the ceremony with 10 OnComm categories for online shows, including many Scenesaver performances, as well as theatre in festivals Camden Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and Voila Europe.

The Offies awards ceremony always attracts a host of celebrities and these will be revealed in the days leading up to the ceremony- so watch this space and we hope you get your gladrags on for the big event on Sunday February 20th!

Find out more at offies.london

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