Down & Out in Paris and London receives SIX Offies Nominations

16 May 2016

Our production of Down & Out in Paris and London, written and directed by Artistic and Executive Director David Byrne, has been nominated for a record six OffWestEnd awards.

The show, which intertwines Orwell's famous novel with the eye-opening modern day account of a journalist living on a housing estate in London has been receiving brilliant four and five reviews since transferring back to New Diorama after a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival last year.

The show has been nominated for more OffWestEnd Awards than any previous New Diorama production. We've been nominated for:

Best Direction - David Byrne, with Kate Stanley

Best Ensemble - Mike Aherne, Karen Ascoe, Richard Delaney, Andy McLeod, Andrew Strafford-Baker & Stella Taylor

Best New Play - David Byrne

Best Costume - Ronnie Dorsey

Best Lighting Design - Cat Webb

Best Sound Design - Dom Brennan

Huge congratulations to everyone nominated. It's a production we're incredibly proud of! 


Down & Out in Paris and London is a co-production between New Diorama Theatre and Greenwich Theatre in association with the Pleasance. The production is supported by Cockayne Foundation, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Unity Theatre Trust, Theatre Delicatessen and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  

★★★★ "An energetic production and superb script made captivating... Richard Delaney, as Orwell, was particularly convincing ... courageous and important. A significant and timely play".

★★★★★ "The writing is outstandingly vivid and pointed. Despite its serious intent and sharp political messages, the production is fast-paced and funny, with some great ensemble acting by the actors as they skillfully switch characters. A subtle, effective piece of political theatre. Highly relevant, highly reflective, and highly recommended."

★★★★★ "It should be obligatory viewing for everyone."

★★★★ "Sharp satirical update of Orwell's classic memoir" 

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