The Arrival

was the big winner at the Chapman Tripp Wellington Theatre Awards which were handed out last night.

The production won Most Original Production, Production Of The Year, as well as awards for costume, design, director and Most Promising Female Newcomer for Ella Becroft.

Actress Of The Year and Performance Of The Year went to the daughter/father combo Sophie and Peter Hambleton.

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Full winners list

Critics Wild Card

End Game

- Kenny King and Rebekah Sherrat

Most Original Production of the Year

The Arrival

- Red Leap Theatre Company

Most Promising Male Newcomer of the Year

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Paul Waggott -

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Block Head

Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year

Ella Becroft

- The Arrival

Most Promising Director of the Year

Charlotte Bradley -

Katydid

Costume Designer of the Year

Elizabeth Whiting -

The Arrival

Lighting Designer of the Year

Jennifer Lal -

The December Brother

Set Designer of the Year

John Verryt -

The Arrival

Sound Designer of the Year

Gll Eva Craig -

The December Brother

Outstanding Composer of Music

David Ward -

The Guru of Chai

Outstanding New Playwright of the Year

Lucy O'Brien -

Katydid

New New Zealand Play of the Year

The Guru of Chai

- Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis

Supporting Actress of the Year

Darlene Mohekey -

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:

Supporting Actor of the Year

Christopher Brougham -

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Outstanding Performance

Peter Hambleton -

Letter Writer

Outstanding Performance

Christopher Brougham -

Me and Robert McKee

Actress of the Year

Sophie Hambleton -

Katydid

Actor of the Year

Jacob Rajan -

The Guru of Chai

Director of the Year

Julie Nolan -

The Arrival

Production of the Year

The Arrival

- Red Leap Theatre Company

The Mayor's Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre
Presented by the Mayor of Wellington - Celia Wade Brown

Richard Cathie