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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CATS awards

No, it is nothing to do with musicals

It is all about Scottish acting

The BBC reports that Alan Cumming and Blythe Duff have won best actor awards at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).

Cumming won for "an unforgettable, bravura performance" in the National Theatre of Scotland's one-man Macbeth.

The Perthshire-born actor, who had previously won a Tony award on Broadway, said Macbeth was "the thing I am most proud of in my whole career".

Duff won her award for playing a convicted husband-killer in Iron.

The 2013 CATS were presented by one of Scotland's leading playwrights, John Byrne, at a sell-out event that also marked the 50th anniversary of the Traverse Theatre.

The special CATS Whiskers award was given to the inaugural artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, Vicky Featherstone.

It recognised her contribution to Scottish theatre in the seven years since the National Theatre company was formed.

We were particularly pleased to see Blythe Duff's award, being committed Taggart fans.

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