Sheen and Jacobi collect theatre awards

The Frost/Nixon star shared the Best Director prize with Bill Mitchell for their 72-hour production of The Passion, which was acted out in Sheen’s native Port Talbot, Wales over Easter weekend (22-24Apr11).

Jacobi scooped the Best Performance in a Play trophy for his turn in a production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The prizegiving, which took place at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London, also recognised Royal Shakespeare Company founder Sir Peter Hall with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, while his director son Edward took home an award for his touring production of Richard III and The Comedy of Errors.