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Panto Baddie Patrick O'Kane wins UK Theatre Award

22 Oct 2014



Local actor Patrick O’Kane, who treads the boards as the Sheriff of Nottingham in our panto Robin Hood this Christmas, has just scooped a top accolade at the prestigious UK Theatre Awards in London.

Patrick was nominated for the ‘Best Performance in a Play’ category for his role in Owen McCafferty’s Belfast-set drama Quietly, about the aftermath of the troubles in Northern Ireland. He beat off stiff competition from the likes of Suranne Jones (Orlando) and Adam Best (Crime and Punishment) to walk away with the award at a star-studded ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall over the weekend.

This December sees Patrick take on a very different role, when he will be entertaining hoards of families as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in the Lighthouse pantomime Robin Hood. No stranger to Poole audiences, Patrick returns to Lighthouse following a hugely successful run as Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk last year, where he won a legion of new fans.

Patrick’s other theatre work includes War Horse for the National Theatre and Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he has been seen on television in top series including Game of Thrones, The Borgias and Jamaica Inn.



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