2015 Olivier Award Winners

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first ever Olivier Award for Blithe Spirit at the 2015 Olivier Awards

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. … Read more

Lenny Henry To Host 2015 Olivier Awards

Lenny Henry will host the 2015 Olivier Awards to be held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden

It has just been announced that Lenny Henry will host the 2015 Olivier Awards in a ceremony to be held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday April 12. A celebrated comedian and performer for many years, Henry made his West End stage debut in 2003, receiving great acclaim for his performance in So Much Things To Say at Wyndham’s Theatre. Since then, he has gone on to have many notable stage roles, including the title role in the Northern Broadsides production of Othello, which toured the UK and had a successful run at London’s Trafalgar Studios. He returned to Shakespeare in 2011 taking to the stage at the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium in the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy Of Errors. In 2013 he won Best Actor at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Troy Maxson in Fences. Most recently, he starred in … Read more

Lenny Henry Joins Company For The Listening Space

Lenny Henry joins company for The Listening Space

Lenny Henry will join the company of actors taking part in The Listening Space – a special one off performance on 8 Nov, led by actor and theatre-maker Simon McBurney, composer Nitin Sawhney and pianist Cassie Yukawa. Henry will join a group of Britain’s foremost actors including Tom Hollander, Samuel West, Kathryn Hunter and Saskia Reeves in an evening of music and poetry – to help raise £10,000 for the restoration of the Nave in the church at the heart of St. Paul’s Steiner School, Islington. They are joined by leading violinist Diana Yukawa and musicians Rebecca Allen and Christopher Allen. With music, poetry and voices they have created an event that employs the numinous space and special atmosphere of the nineteenth-century Nave of St. Paul’s Church. It will be an evening of creative quiet that we rarely have the opportunity for, in which the audience is invited to simply … Read more