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The Mousetrap Awards


Mousetrap's Youth Forum devise, coordinate and run this exciting annual award ceremony to congratulate the incredible individuals and productions who have made their theatre year!

The 2017 Award Ceremony took place at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 7 May 2017, thank you very much to everyone who joined us!

The full list of nominees and winner for 2017:

Best Ensemble

WINNER: Matilda

School of Rock

Ma Rainey

Mischief Theatre

The Shakespeare Trilogy



Show that We’ll Miss in the West End

WINNERSunny Afternoon

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Billy Elliot

War Horse

Guys & Dolls



Best Actor 

WINNERTyrone Huntley as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar

Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet

Sam McKay Usnavi in In The Heights

Reece Shearsmith as Norman in The Dresser

O-T Fagbenle in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom




Best Actress

WINNERNoma Dumezweni as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Denise Gough in People, Places and Things

Billie Piper as Yerma

Sharon D. Clarke as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Rebecca Trehearn as Julie La Verne in Showboat



‘Welcome to the Westend’ Best Newcomer in West End Debut

WINNERAmber Riley as Effie White in Dreamgirls

Jade Anouka as Wagner in Dr.Faustus

Anoushka Lucas, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar

Frankie Fox as Liam in Boy

Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy  in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Best Understudy

WINNERAlice Fearn in Wicked

Natasha Barnes in Funny Girl

Ria Jones in Sunset Boulevard

Tosh Wanogho-Maud in Showboat

Joshua Dever in Jesus Christ Superstar



Jaw-dropping Set 

WINNER: Aladdin

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This House at The Garrick Theatre

Threepenny Opera at The National Theatre

Peter Pan Goes Wrong



New play on the block (best new play) 

WINNERA Comedy about a Bank Robbery - Criterion Theatre

Cuttin’ It –Young Vic/ The Yard

Imogen – The Globe

People, Places, Things – The National/ Wyndham's Theatre

King Lear at The Old Vic



Musical that landed with a bang (Best New Musical) 

WINNERHalf a Six-Pence

School of Rock


Jesus Christ Superstar


Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour


Most Legendary Show (long running show) 

WINNERLes Miserables

The Lion King

Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time

Jersey Boys

Mamma Mia!



Most Welcoming Venue

WINNERYoung Vic Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Novello Theatre

Playhouse Theatre

New London Theatre



Band that Rocked our world (best band) 

WINNERSchool of Rock

Guys & Dolls

Sunny Afternoon

Funny Girl


Jersey Boys

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