2019 Winners of the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in Association with TileStyle

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On Sunday March 31st, over 700 people attended the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in association with TileStyle which took place in the National Concert Hall Dublin, celebrating the very best in Irish theatre.


Scroll down for more photos from a wonderful evening…

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The awards were hosted by actors Janet Moran and Nyree Yergainharsian and in attendance were special guests Minister for Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan and Frances Fitzgerald TD.


As the proud associate partner of the awards, we at TileStyle would like to congratulate all the winners on their well-deserved awards and hope everyone enjoyed their evening.

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TileStyle’s’ Retail Director Gerard McNaughton had been to see 59 productions himself last year and had a few words to say about what being involved with these awards means to TileStyle.


 “So many different stories told with subtlety, wit or a refreshing bluntness which made you reflect long after the performance ended. In a world where empathy for others is often less seen, your work so often brought brutal honest emotion that made us look harder at ourselves and society around

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We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the judges, Paula Shields, Ella Daly and Catriona Crowe who had the arduous task in selecting the shortlist and the winners.

See more photos on our Facebook page here and the full list of winners below.

And The Winners Are…

BEST PRODUCTION Richard III –A Druid Theatre production of Shakespeare’s play, in association with the Abbey Theatre

BEST OPERA PRODUCTION Il Bravo – A Wexford Festival Opera production of Saverio Mercadante’s work

BEST DIRECTOR Catríona McLaughlin for On Raftery’s Hill, an Abbey Theatre production

BEST ACTOR Cillian Murphy for his role as Dad in Grief is a Thing with Feathers, a Complicité and Wayward Production. Co-produced by The Barbican, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St Ann’s Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre. In association with Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

BEST ACTRESS Sarah Morris for her role as Nannie in The Lost O’Casey, an ANU/Abbey Theatre production with Ictu, Forsa and Siptu

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Owen Roe for his role as Claudius in Hamlet, a Gate Theatre production

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Rebecca O’Mara for her role as Dee in Furniture by Sonya Kelly, a Druid Theatre production

BEST SET Francis O’Connor for Richard the III

BEST LIGHTING Kris Stone for How It Is, a Gare St Lazare Ireland production

BEST COSTUME Francis O’Connor and Doreen McKenna for Richard the III

BEST SOUND Mel Mercier for How It Is

BEST MOVEMENT Sue Mythen for The Lost O’Casey

BEST ENSEMBLE A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Rough Magic Theatre / Kilkenny Arts Festival production

BEST NEW PLAY The Lost O’Casey

JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD Monica Frawley is one of Ireland’s most innovative and original theatre set and costume designers. She has worked with all the major Irish companies over 30 years and has made memorable work for the plays of Tom Murphy, Marina Carr, Brian Friel and Frank McGuinness, among others

SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD Owen Roe, for a body of work which includes many memorable roles in theatre, particularly for Rough Magic and the Gate Theatre