ITV is to broadcast a special programme celebrating the past 10 years of the Olivier Awards on April 5, the day this year’s ceremony was due to be held.
It comes as it is revealed that organisers of the Olivier Awards are planning to hold a special ceremony in the autumn, to announce this year’s winners.
The hour-long ITV programme will be hosted by Jason Manford and will feature archive footage of performances and speeches, celebrating shows such as Dreamgirls, Hamilton and The Lion King.
It will be broadcast at 10.15pm, with Magic Radio airing a two-hour special on the same evening.
Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2020 were announced earlier this month, and the winners will now be revealed at a special ceremony and event, which is likely to be held in the autumn. Plans will be confirmed as soon as is possible, producer the Society of London Theatre said.
SOLT chief executive Julian Bird, who is executive producer of the awards, said: “Amid unprecedentedly difficult times for our theatre community, we look forward to providing audiences with a unique celebration of the last 10 years of incredible, world-leading British theatre honoured at the Olivier Awards, in anticipation of a separate ceremony for this year’s winners in the autumn.”