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NEWS: Olivier Award for Best Director is renamed after Sir Peter Hall following In Memoriam omission

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Having apologised for the “huge oversight” in omitting Royal Shakespeare Society founder Sir Peter Hall from the In Memoriam segment at Sunday night’s 2018 Olivier Awards, the organisers have issued a further statement announcing that the Olivier Award for Best Director will be renamed in the great director’s memory.






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NEWS: Sunset Boulevard & HOME are big winners at Manchester Theatre Awards

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Sheridan Smith and Danny Mac were among the winners at the Manchester Theatre Awards – which were announced at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, while HOME led the way with five awards for its productions and performers. The annual awards – regarded as the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London – honour productions seen in Greater Manchester during 2017. Janet …

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NEWS: Hamilton & The Ferryman dominate 2018 Olivier Awards shortlists, Imelda Staunton double nominated

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Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2018 are announced today. The shortlists are dominated by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton and Jez Butterworth’s latest play The Ferryman. Headlines include: New American musical Hamilton becomes the most nominated production in Oliviers history with 13 nominations The Ferryman, currently running in the West End before transferring to Broadway, is the most nominated new play with 8 …

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NEWS: Catherine Tate hosts Olivier Awards on 8 April, Nominations announced Tuesday

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The Olivier Awards with Mastercard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, has announced Catherine Tate as the host of this year’s 42nd Olivier Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be hosted at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018 and broadcast to the UK and worldwide. Nominations are announced Tuesday 6 March at 1pm.