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Eastern Eye Award for Theatre, Best Actor goes to Sid Sagar


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The Eastern Eye Award for Best Actor, Theatre, goes to Sid Sagar (Hawk's 2011) for his role in 'The Starry Messenger'. 

'The Starry Messenger' was shown at Wyndham’s Theatre. Written by Kenneth Lonergan, the play follows melancholic astronomy teacher Mark (played by Matthew Broderick) as he marvels at the beauty of the universe but struggles to relate to the people around him. Sid plays Ian, one of Mark’s more challenging students.

Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTA) recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to the creative industries in general. The ACTAs, took place on Wednesday 17th February 2021, congratulations Sid!

As well as acting, Sid is also a writer.  His first full length play, 'Dark faces in the night' was shortlisted for the Finborough Theatre’s ETPEP Award and was one of the winners of Rose Theatre Kingston’s inaugural New Writing Festival. He was selected for The Mono Box’s Playstart scheme in 2018 and his short play, 'Papa', was published by Oberon Books. He’s currently developing an ACE-funded audio drama, a commission for The Mono Box’s 'Reset the stage' series, a monologue for London Bubble’s Young Theatre Makers Programme, and a co-written sitcom with Slam Films. 




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