The Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) nominations have been announced and we received a whopping 12 nominations this year which must be some sort of record for us, right? Well we dusted off our old photo albums and got out our calculators to bring you the Citz' CATS nominations by numbers. Join us on a number filled trip down memory lane!
71 The number of times Citizens Theatre has been nominated since 2002
14 The number of CATS nominations, Artistic Director Dominic Hill has received
8 The number of times Dominic Hill has won a CATS Award, the most of any director working in Scotland
12 This year Citizens Theatre has been nominated for twelve awards, the highest number of nominations in a single year in our history. Both Lanark: A Life in Three Acts and This Restless House have been nominated for five awards each including Best Production. There are also two further nominations in the Best Male Performance category for Paul Higgins who played Ray in Blackbird and Cliff Burnett who played Franz Stangl in Into That Darkness
6 The most successful production at the CATS Awards remains Crime and Punishment in 2013/14, which was nominated in six different categories making it the most nominated Citizens Theatre production. It went on to win four awards including Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Production and Best Male Performance for Adam Best for his portrayal of the young student Raskolnikov.
The full list of nominations for the Citz at this year's ceremony is:
Best Design Laura Hopkins (Designer), Nigel Edwards (Lighting Designer), Simon Wainwright (Video Artist)
Best Music and Sound Nick Powell (composer/sound designer)
Best Technical Presentation
This Restless House
Best Female Performance Pauline Knowles (Clytemnestra)
Best Director Dominic Hill
Best Music and Sound Nikola Kodjabashia
Best New Play Zinnie Harris
Best Male Performance Paul Higgins (Ray)
Best Male Performance Cliff Burnett (Franz Stangl)
The CATS Awards are hosted by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh this year on 12 June at 4pm.
You can read the entire nominations list on the CATS website and you can book your tickets to the ceremony through the Lyceum's website.
We're off to dust off our glad rags for what will be an exciting celebration of theatre in Scotland and hopefully we'll get the cream!