V Things—5 Evening Standard Theatre Award Nominated Shows Worth Seeing On-Stage

Tomorrow is the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and while all eyes will be on some of the bold faced names due to be there—Anna Wintour, Dame Maggie Smith, Andrew ‘Hot Priest’ Scott—the Awards celebrate the best of the stage. And this year’s nominees are a diverse group of talent and shows that resonated with audiences for their compelling narratives, directional staging, and forceful acting. Below, we roundup the shows on-stage (or returning) nominated at tomorrow evening’s Awards.


Death of a Salesman

After a sold-out run at the Young Vic Theatre, Wendell Pierce reprises his role and earns himself a Best Actor nod for his performance as Willy Loman. On stage through January 20; for tickets, visit


Come From Away

The Broadway import snagged a Best Musical for its poignant tale of strangers coming together on one of the horrific days in history. On stage through May 23, 2020; for tickets, visit


The Doctor

Juliet Stevenson won an Olivier award (and a nomination for Best Actress) for her sold-out performance in this gripping Robert Icke play, and this April, she returns in her role at the Duke of York Theatre. Opens April 20, 2020; for tickets, visit



The story of Eva Peron was told to a riveted crowd at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and returns to the stage starting on June 27, 2020. Nominated for Best Musical, act fast as the show returns to the Barbican for only eight weeks. For tickets, visit


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Sheridan Smith scored a Best Musical Performance for her role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Palladium and the show has quickly become one of London’s hottest tickets. Returning to the stage this summer, book quickly for a mesmerizing experience. For tickets, visit