Visit London Blog » oliviers http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 London Theatre News: Olivier Awards, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, 1984, The Full Monty, We Will Rock You, RSC, Tom Conti and Ralph Fiennes. http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/london-theatre-news-olivier-awards-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-1984-the-full-monty-we-will-rock-you-rsc-tom-conti-and-ralph-fiennes/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2014/03/london-theatre-news-olivier-awards-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-1984-the-full-monty-we-will-rock-you-rsc-tom-conti-and-ralph-fiennes/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:00:01 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=38159

Did your favourite get the nod when the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard were announced? Tom Hiddleston and Jude Law both made the all-important list. So did Hayley Atwell and Judi Dench.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is on it too (in a big way – it received seven nominations). The Roald Dahl adaptation celebrated by announcing that Josefina Gabrielle would join its cast. She’s nominated for an Olivier too, for her work on Merrily We Roll Along, the only show to match Charlie’s seven nominations.

The hit production of George Orwell’s dystopian tale 1984 currently playing at the Almeida Theatre also picked up a nomination for Best New Play. Happily it has announced a West End transfer, so even more of us can see what caught the Olivier judges’ eyes.

Also among the nominees was the stage adaptation of The Full Monty, nominated for Best New Comedy. Sadly if you want to see the acclaimed production you’ll have to be swift as despite the award recognition producers have decided to close the show early, on 29 March.

West End long-runner We Will Rock You, itself a previous Olivier Award winner, is also bringing its London run to a close. It will say “Goodbye everybody, I’ve got to go” for the final time on 31 May.

In happier news of London stage arrivals:

  • The Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May,
  • Tom Conti will replace Martin Shaw in the cast of Twelve Angry Men from 31 March, with the show extending until 14 June,
  • And Ralph Fiennes, currently impressing cinemagoers in The Grand Budapest Hotel, will return to the National Theatre next year to star in George Bernard Shaw’s Man And Superman.
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Have Your Say About London Theatre in the Olivier Awards http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/have-your-say-about-london-theatre-in-the-olivier-awards/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/have-your-say-about-london-theatre-in-the-olivier-awards/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:53:40 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=6370 Yes, there might be a lot of buzz about the Oscars around at the moment, but here in London, theatre-lovers like me are more interested in the Oliviers!

On 21 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the Laurence Olivier Awards 2010 will be announced.

The annual award ceremony is the most prestigious in London theatre, and the highlight of the theatrical year in London.

You can read a full list of the runners and riders on the Official London Theatre website. The judging panel consists of dedicated theatregoers and experts.

But there’s an exciting new award for 2010 where YOU can vote for the winner. The Audience Award goes to the long-running London show with the most votes from the following shortlist:

Vote for your favourite, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win four tickets to the winning show. You’ve got until 5pm on 17 March to have your say.

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