The Canary and the Crow wins two Offies

By 24 February 2021Awards, News
The cast of The Canary and the Crow take their bow after a performance in the Paines Plough Roundabout

Congratulations to the cast of The Canary and the Crow for their success at the Offies, awards which recognise work performed ‘off’ the West End in London.

Rachel Barnes, Laurie Jamieson, Nigel Taylor and Daniel Ward won the best performance ensemble award, for their performances at the Arcola Theatre in January 2020.

Writer, Daniel, also won the prize for best performance piece, adding to his already hefty haul of awards for the show over the past year.

These gongs are the latest in a long line of accolades for those involved in the show.

Daniel previously won a Writers’ Guild Award and the George Devine Award in 2020.

In 2019 the production also received the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence, after its run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Artistic director, Paul Smith, said: “Everyone at Middle Child is absolutely delighted to win two Off West Awards for The Canary and the Crow.

“The continued success of this show is testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire team.

“I’m thrilled to see the excellence of Dan’s play acknowledged once more, and couldn’t be happier for the recognition of the show’s incredible ensemble.

“Dan, Rachel, Laurie and Nigel are so talented, so driven, and so great to work with and they deserve every success.

“It’s also an incredible story for Nigel to receive an acting award for his first ever theatre performance.

“Thanks so much to everyone who has supported the show over the years, and to the Arcola for hosting us back in January 2020.”