(Jessie Thompson’s article appeared in the London Evening Standard, 11/16.)

The winners for the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, with Billie Piper named best actress and Ralph Fiennes best actor. 

They received their awards at a star-studded ceremony at the Old Vic on Sunday evening, which was co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Evgeny Lebedev and presented by Rob Brydon.

Piper was recognised for her performance in Yerma at the Young Vic, which Evening Standard critic Henry Hitchings described as ‘devastatingly good’. The play sold out for its run, with queues around the block of those hoping to get their hands on a return ticket. 

She was presented with the award by James McAvoy and dedicated the win to her mum.

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http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/evening-standard-theatre-awards-2016-billie-piper-and-ralph-fiennes-take-home-top-acting-prizes-a3393611.html

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