The Wee Review has won Best Online Publication at the inaugural Theatre and Technology Awards, presented at London’s Bush Theatre on Sunday 22 October. The awards celebrate the digital and creative technology revolution in theatre, recognising outstanding achievements and innovation using technology.

Categories included honours for innovative sound, lighting, marketing, podcasting and more, with the Barbican, the National Theatre and the Globe among the finalists. The Wee Review flew the flag for Scotland.

The ceremony was hosted by actor and presenter Paul Lavers with individual awards presented by industry figures from each category. Following a round of public nominations and voting, the Online Publication category was judged and hosted by the founder and editor of arts website Afridiziak, Sophia A. Jackson, who also made fellow site The Peg Review the “highly commended” runners-up in the online category.

The full list of winners were:


Creative Innovation in Sound

Winner: Adam El Hagar, Simon Maeder, Daniel Foxsmith, Tope Mikun for Licensed to Ill (Southwark Playhouse)

Highly commended: Philip Matejtschuk for Brimstone and Treacle (The Hope Theatre)


Creative Innovation in Lighting

Winner: Eliza Alexandropolou for Relic (Barbican)

Highly commended: Mark Howland for Dirty Great Love Story (Arts Theatre)


Creative Innovation in Video Projection

Winner: Andrzej Goulding for Room (Stratford East Theatre Royal)

Highly commended: Luke Halls for Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre)


Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: Boom Ents & RAW PR for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (The Vaults)

Highly commended: Chloe Nelkin PR & Snuffbox Theatre for Blush (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre)


Best Online Publication

Winner: The Wee Review

Highly commended: Peg Review


Best Podcast

Winner: Sunday Show Tunes

Highly commended: Shakespeare’s Globe – Adopt An Actor Podcast


Best Production Photography

Winner: Helen Murray

Highly commended: Roy Tan


Best Online/Live Streaming Platform

Winner: Digital Theatre

Highly commended: National Theatre Live


Best Trailer

Winner: Impact Video & The Old Vic for Woyzeck (The Old Vic)

Highly commended: Tiata Fahodzi & Tea Films for Good Dog


Best Poster Design

Winner: The National Theatre Graphic Design Studio for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre)

Highly commended: Mike Smith & Motionhouse Dance Company for Scattered


Outstanding Production

Winner: Tom Dale Dance Company & MOKO Dance for Digitopia (Sadler’s Wells)

Highly commended: Andrew Schneider for YOUARENOWHERE (LIFT Festival – Shoreditch Town Hall)