Malcolm Adams has been nominated for an award in the Best Supporting Actor category of The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The nomination is for the role of Polonius, which Malcolm played in the Mill Productions presentation of Hamlet in October 2019, directed by Geoff O’Keeffe.
Malcolm trained as an actor in The Actor’s Space, New York under the guidance of Alan Langdon following his degree in Applied Psychology from University College, Cork. He has worked extensively in theatre in the United States, the UK and back home in Ireland. Malcolm has been nominated on several occasions in the past for The Irish Times Theatre Awards in the categories of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
The awards are open to all new theatre and opera productions performed by professional theatre companies in Ireland, North and South.
The Irish Times Theatre Awards were first established in 1997 to recognise outstanding achievements in design, acting and production in Irish theatre. The aim of the awards is to encourage and promote great and inventive theatre in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. In the years since they were founded, an award in one of the categories has become the most prestigious award in Irish theatre. The nominations are announced every January and the awards this year will be presented on Sunday 5 April in the National Concert Hall.
One member of the judging panel, Anthony Roche, noted in an interview in The Irish Times on 25 January when the nominations were announced, “the nomination is really to an individual for the high level of excellence they have achieved in the year”.
Three judges attend all eligible productions within each calendar year and compile a shortlist of up to four in each category.
The 23rd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards ceremony, in association with TileStyle, will be held on Sunday, 5 April 2020, in the National Conceit Hall, Dublin. Voting for the Audience Choice Prize will open in mid-February on irishtimes.com. The incoming panel of judges for the 2020 season have already taken up the baton. They are Tanya Deane, Assistant Lecturer in Drama in the Conservatoire of TU Dublin; Nicholas Grene, retired Professor of English Literature at TCD; and Lorelei Harris, radio producer, documentary maker and culture and media consultant.