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Press Release

Monday, October 27, 2014

White Light Sponsors UK Theatre Awards 2014

Entertainment lighting specialist White Light has recently sponsored UK Theatre Awards for 2014. Produced by leading theatre membership organisation UK Theatre, the annual event is the only nationwide awards celebration to recognise creative excellence and outstanding achievement on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

White Light, a major lighting supplier for theatre and live performance in the UK, continues to sponsor the event as part of its commitment to supporting the UK’s thriving creative sector.

In addition to sponsoring the event, White Light also provided lighting for the celebration which took place on October 19th. This year, musical theatre star Michael Xavier served as host while guest presenters included Anita Dobson, Tamzin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Lesley Joseph, Wayne Sleep, and Debbie Kurup.

Notable winners this year included:

Best Performance in a Musical
Jamie Parker for GUYS AND DOLLS, a Chichester Festival Theatre production

Best Director
Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke for 1984, a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, on tour

Best Touring Production
TRANSLATIONS –English Touring Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston

The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre 

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe

Speaking about the awards ceremony, White Light Managing Director Bryan Raven said: “We’re proud to continue to our support the UK Theatre Awards again this year. It is important not only to recognise the work of individual artists, but also to reflect on the achievements of British Theatre as a whole. It’s a great event all-around!”


UK Theatre Awards


About White Light

For more than 40 years, White Light has been a leading supplier of lighting and technical production solutions for the entertainment, presentation and event industries across London, the UK, and worldwide. Further information about White Light, including a complete list of products and services, can be found at the company website,

About UK Theatre

UK Theatre is the UK’s leading membership organisation for theatre and the performing arts. Began in 1991, UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide Awards to honour outstanding achievement in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UK Theatre Awards are supported by a number of major organisations involved in theatre across the UK including The Stage, Harbottle & Lewis, Theatre Tokens, Big Group, White Light, John Good and Smooth Radio.