EARLIER THIS month the BBTAs revealed their nominee record and broadcast info.
Voted by the general public, this 12 months’s nominees symbolize a few of the best black performers and inventive professionals in UK theatre.
Constructing on the groundbreaking inaugural stay occasion, the 2020 awards ceremony will interact and encourage audiences nationwide when it airs on Sky Arts at 9pm on October 25, as a part of the channel’s free to air line-up.
2020 has been a landmark 12 months for the theatre group, with unprecedented challenges offered by the impression of Covid-19 and the worldwide name for racial justice, fairness, and inclusion throughout all features of society.
This TV programme will uplift and shine a highlight on the performances and productions which have captivated audiences over the previous 12 months.
And, on this pivotal second in historical past, it is going to champion illustration via the popularity of remarkable black expertise in British theatre.
The occasion can be hosted by Eddie Nestor, BBC Radio London Presenter and comedic actor identified for starring in trailblazing black UK TV programmes The Actual McCoy and Desmonds.
Remel London, award-winning presenter of Sky One’s What’s Up TV and Capital Xtra radio anddance veteran Kenneth Tharp CBE, may even seem.
Particular visitor presenters embrace: Sharon Watson, Daybreak Hope, Giles Terera, Jason Pennycooke, Lynette Linton and Danny Sapani.
The 2020 Black British Theatre Awards can be Executively Produced by Kwame Kwei-Armah and produced by Shantelle Rochester and Director Charlie Di Placido.
The Sky Arts partnership was facilitated by Simone Pennant on the TV Collective and Black British Theatre Awards Partnerships lead Karina H Maynard.
The socially-distanced occasion will happen at London’s Younger Vic theatre and can embrace a vibrant awards ceremony interspersed with spoken phrase carried out by artist Kojey Radical, stay music, dance and creative content material.
BBTA Administrators Solange Urdang and Omar F Okai stated: “This is a vital 12 months, with UK theatre coming to a standstill and the Black Lives Matter protests.
“We really feel it will be significant nowmore than ever to focus on the great Black British expertise now we have in abundance and hope to deliver positivity to such a troublesome time.”
The 2020 Black British Theatre Awards is offered in partnership with headline sponsor Sky Arts.
Phillip Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts stated: “We’re happy to have the ability to present a platform at Sky Arts to showcase the easiest of black British theatre expertise – notably at a time of such disaster for the theatre trade.
“Artwork and tradition is much more important at this level and we all know the unimaginable expertise on show right here will level the way in which to a brighter future when the restoration begins.”