Olivier Awards 2018 – Full list of Nominees

Olivier Awards 2020

The nominees for the 2018 Olivier Awards have been announced with Hamilton receiving a record 13 nominations. Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke have announced the nominations for the 2018 Olivier Awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leads the race with a record-breaking 13 nominations closely followed by The Ferryman with 8 nominations. The 2018 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018 in a ceremony hosted by Catherine Tate. Full list of Olivier Award 2018 nominees BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Michael Jibson for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Ross Noble for Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre Jason Pennycooke for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Cleve September for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Sheila Atim for Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic Tracie Bennett for Follies at National Theatre – Olivier Rachel John … Read more

My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Mark Ludmon

Book tickets for An Octaroon at Orange Tree Theatre

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Mark Ludmon nominated his favourites. An Octoroon, (Orange Tree Theatre) This year saw the arrival in the UK of the work of acclaimed American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Hampstead Theatre presented his dark unsettling satire Gloria while the Orange Tree Theatre gave us his theatrically inventive play An Octoroon. Using Dion Boucicault’s once-popular 1858 melodrama The Octoroon as its starting point, this cleverly explored the black experience from the perspective of 19th-century slavery. With a strong cast directed by Ned Bennett, the production was bursting with ideas, laughs and energy, often breaking the fourth wall to great effect. Read my review. Barber Shop Chronicles, (National Theatre) The vibrancy of Inua Ellams’ new play Barber Shop Chronicles hits you from the moment you enter the foyer of the National’s Dorfman Theatre, decked out with signage from barbers around the world. To … Read more

My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Paul T Davies

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Paul T Davies nominated his favourites and a few productions for a special end of year ovation. Angels In America (National Theatre) About twenty-five years ago, I got a standing room ticket for the original National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s epic. I stood for the whole seven and a half hour cycle, and, although I wore a younger man’s clothes then, I had to sit down afterwards not just because of the physical demands, but because of the emotional intensity. I had never seen a play like it, and it had a profound influence on me, it also became a cornerstone of my PhD. Marianne Elliot’s majestic production did what you hope every revival will do, it took every line, every scene, every act and every character anew and reinforced the play as a classic. It also had … Read more

New cast announced for The Ferryman

The Ferryman new cast announced

Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions have announced new casting Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman opened at the Royal Court to critical acclaim becoming the fastest selling show in the theatre’s history.  The show has continued its success since transferring to the Gielgud Theatre where it is now booking until January 2018. The new cast of The Ferryman after October 7, 2017 will comprise Maureen Beattie  – Aunt Maggie Far Away, Charles Dale  – Father Horrigan, Laurie Davidson – Shane Corcoran, Fra Fee – Michael Carney, Stuart Graham – Muldoon, Sarah Greene  –  Caitlin Carney, William Houston – Quinn Carney, Ivan Kaye – Tom Kettle, Mark Lambert – Uncle Patrick Carney, Carla Langley – Shena Carney, Catherine McCormack – Mary Carney, Fergal McElherron – Frank Magennis, Conor MacNeill – Diarmaid Corcoran, Rob Malone – Oisin Carney, Dearbhla Molloy … Read more

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