UK theatre has had one of its best ever years. The talent on display has been phenomenal and last night it was recognised at the glittering Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Join us in congratulating the winners:
Here are a few of them…
This Morning Audience Award
WICKED is the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show- stopping songs (by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
BEST NEW COMEDY
|The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!|
MasterCard Best New Musical
Also won: Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Outstanding Achievement in MusicSet against the back-drop of a Britain caught between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands, THE KINKS.
BEST SOUND DESIGN
|Gareth Owen for Memphis The Musical
Also won Best Theatre ChoreographerFalling in love with a beautiful club singer in 1950s Memphis, one young man’s vision to bring her voice onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.
BEST SET DESIGN
|Es Devlin for The Nether
The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of imagination.
BOOK TICKETS FOR ALL LONDON WEST END SHOWS
Monday 13th April 2015