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Ruth Negga nominated for Outstanding Actress

The Gate is delighted to hear that Ruth Negga has been nominated for “Outstanding Actress” in the 65th Drama Desk Awards.

Ruth was nominated for her American theatrical debut in the Gate Theatre’s production of Hamlet at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York.

These prestigious awards honour outstanding achievement by professional theatre artists, and are voted on and bestowed by theatre critics, journalists, editors, publishers and broadcasters. Winners will be announced online on the 31st May. For the full list of nominees, click here.

Hamlet opened in St. Ann’s Warehouse on February 1, 2020. It was directed by Yaël Farber, and was the first international tour from the Gate under the leadership of Artistic Director Selina Cartmell, in association with Kate Pakenham productions.

Ruth was joined by an ensemble of leading Irish actors, including Fiona Bell, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Nick Dunning, Peter Gaynor, Steve Hartland, Mark Huberman, Will Irvine, Barry McKiernan, Shane O’Reilly, Owen Roe and Gerard Walsh.

The production was a critical and commercial success, performing to sold-out crowds and receiving a rave review in the New York Times.

“Having our acclaimed production travel to New York and to have St Ann’s Warehouse present Hamlet as part of their 40th Anniversary was an exciting and important development for the Gate Theatre,” said Cartmell, “Stories like Hamlet have been helping us make sense of the world for generations. We wish all nominees every success and we are so thrilled for Ruth at this time.”