Nuffield Southampton Theatres are celebrating today their win in the UK Theatre Awards 2017. The brand-new adaptation of Roald Dahls Fantastic Mr Fox has won The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre.
Sam Hodges, director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, said “Fantastic Mr Fox was a monumental labour of love for the whole company, making over 140,000 people up and down the country very happy. It was also the first time NST have toured and so an important moment for NST in terms of our growth and ambition”
The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The awards ceremony took place at Guildhall in London on the 15 October.
Nominated as the flagship production for Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith produced the world premiere musical adaptation of Fantastic Mr Fox, adapted by Sam Holcroft, with music by Arthur Darvill and lyrics by Al Muriel and Darren Clark. The production was directed by Maria Aberg and designed by Tom Scutt. The show opened in Southampton in November 2016 before running at Lyric Hammersmith in January and February 2017, touring the UK and Middle East from February to July 2017, and returning for a summer run at Lyric.