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April 12, 2015

2015 Olivier Award Winners

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Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first ever Olivier Award for Blithe Spirit.

The 2015 Olivier Awards were held tonight at the Royal Opera House in London.

Hosted by Lenny Henry, the evening was dominated by The Young Vic and Sunny Afternoon.

The Young Vic's production of A View From The Bridge won for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director whilst Sunny Afternoon won for Best New Musical, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Dame Angela Lansbury received her first ever Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress.

The Play That Goes Wrong won Mischief Theatre the award for Best Comedy.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Memphis and City Of Angels won two awards each.

The evening concluded with a heartfelt rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Kevin Spacey and Beverley Knight. Spacey has just been awarded the special Olivier Award for his work over the last decade at the Old Vic.

A very special night indeed.

BEST REVIVAL A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre - WINNER A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic The Crucible at Old Vic My Night With Reg at Donmar Warehouse & Apollo Theatre Skylight at Wyndham’s Theatre BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE David Calder for The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre Richard Goulding for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre John Light for Taken At Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre - WINNER BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Phoebe Fox for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre The Girls playing Iris for The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre Angela Lansbury for Blithe Spirit at Gielgud Theatre - WINNER Lydia Wilson for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre WHITE LIGHT AWARD FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGN Jon Clark for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre Paule Constable and David Plater for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre Howard Harrison for City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse - WINNER Jan Versweyveld for A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre BEST SOUND DESIGN Tom Gibbons for A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre Matt McKenzie for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre Gareth Owen for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre - WINNER Brian Ronan for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY Dance ‘Til Dawn at Aldwych Theatre Hetty Feather at Vaudeville Theatre La Soirée at La Soirée Spiegeltent - WINNER BEST COSTUME DESIGN Rob Jones for City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse Christopher Oram for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre - WINNER Paul Tazewell for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre Alejo Vietti for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre XL VIDEO AWARD FOR BEST SET DESIGN Bunny Christie for Made In Dagenham at Adelphi Theatre Es Devlin for The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre - WINNER Rob Jones for City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse Jan Versweyveld for A View From A Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION 32 Rue Vandenbranden by Peeping Tom at Barbican - CO-WINNER Mats Ek’s Juliet And Romeo by Royal Swedish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells - CO-WINNER Tabac Rouge by Compagnie Du Hanneton/James Thiérrée at Sadler’s Wells OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE Christopher Wheeldon for The Winter’s Tale at Royal Opera House Crystal Pite for her choreography in the productions of The AssociatesA Picture Of You Falling, The Tempest Replica and Polaris at Sadler’s Wells - WINNER Rocio Molina for Bosque Ardora at Barbican The Elders Project as part of the Elixir Festival at Sadler’s Wells VIRGIN ATLANTIC BEST NEW PLAY King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre - WINNER The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre Taken At Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre BEST ACTOR Richard Armitage for The Crucible at Old Vic James McAvoy for The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studio 1 Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre - WINNER BEST ACTRESS Gillian Anderson for A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic Kristin Scott Thomas for Electra at Old Vic Imelda Staunton for Good People at Hampstead Theatre & Noël Coward Theatre Penelope Wilton for Taken At Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket - WINNER THIS MORNING AUDIENCE AWARD Billy Elliot The Musical at Victoria Palace Theatre Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre - WINNER BEST NEW COMEDY Handbagged at Vaudeville Theatre The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre - WINNER Shakespeare In Love at Noël Coward Theatre MAGIC RADIO BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL Cats at London Palladium City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse - WINNER The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Miss Saigon at Prince Edward Theatre BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION Benvenuto Cellini at London Coliseum Dialogues Des Carmélites at Royal Opera House Die Frau Ohne Schatten at Royal Opera House The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg at London Coliseum - WINNER OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA Jonas Kaufmann for Andrea Chénier and Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera House Richard Jones for his direction of The Girl Of The Golden West, The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg and Rodelinda at London Coliseum - WINNER Royal Opera House and Early Opera Company for their offsite programme at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Roundhouse Welsh National Opera Chorus for Moses Und Aron at Royal Opera House OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE Bull at The Maria at Young Vic - WINNER Four Minutes Twelve Seconds at Hampstead Downstairs Juma Sharkah for her performance in Liberian Girl at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Tanya Moodie for her performances in Intimate Apparel at Park Theatre and The House That Will Not Stand at Tricycle Theatre BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER Jerry Mitchell for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical at Savoy Theatre Annie-B Parsons for Here Lies Love at National Theatre, Dorfman Josh Prince for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre Sergio Trujillo for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre - WINNER BEST DIRECTOR Rupert Goold for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre Jeremy Herrin for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre Josie Rourke for City Of Angels at Donmar Warehouse Ivo Van Hove for A View From The Bridge at the Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre - WINNER AUTOGRAPH SOUND AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC The Orchestra for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre David Byrne and Fatboy Slim for Here Lies Love at National Theatre, Dorfman David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, Tim Sutton and the Memphis Band for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre Ray Davies for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre - WINNER BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Rolan Bell for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre George Maguire for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre - WINNER Ian McIntosh for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre Jason Pennycooke for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Samantha Bond for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical at Savoy Theatre Haydn Gwynne for Women On The Verge Of A Nervous BreakdownThe Musical at Playhouse Theatre Nicole Scherzinger for Cats at London Palladium Lorna Want for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre - WINNER BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL Jon Jon Briones for Miss Saigon at Prince Edward Theatre John Dagleish for Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre - WINNER Killian Donnelly for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre Brandon Victor Dixon for The Scottsboro Boys at Garrick Theatre BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Gemma Arterton for Made In Dagenham at Adelphi Theatre Katie Brayben for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre - WINNER Tamsin Greig for Women On The Verge Of A Nervous BreakdownThe Musical at Playhouse Theatre Beverley Knight for Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre MASTERCARD BEST NEW MUSICAL Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre Here Lies Love at National Theatre, Dorfman Memphis The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre - WINNER

 

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Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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