The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, have today announced the shortlisted shows for the Magic Radio Audience Award 2016.The awards, which this year celebrate their 40th anniversary, will take place on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. The four shortlisted shows are:
The Magic Radio Audience Award, created to celebrate London’s long running shows, is the only category voted for entirely by members of the public. This year there were 16 eligible shows for which theatre fans from across the world were able to vote.
The shortlisted shows will perform on the ITV Stage in Covent Garden Piazza on Sunday 3 April. The full event on the public stage in Covent Garden, featuring live performances from the Magic Radio Audience Award shortlisted shows and others, will be livestreamed worldwide via the new Olivier Awards’ YouTube Channel from 5pm.
Richard Allinson, Magic’s Drive Time Presenter said:
“It has been fantastic seeing our listeners get so excited about the Magic Radio Audience Award. Competition has been fierce and there is a plethora of amazing West End shows featured. I cannot wait to see the final four gather in Covent Garden and wait with anticipation to see who the winner is.”
This year’s awards will be broadcast in the UK on ITV and Mellow Magic, Magic Radio’s new digital spin-off station, and on the Olivier Awards’ new YouTube channel worldwide outside the UK.