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Award-winner, actor Imelda Staunton

Laurence Olivier Awards

The Laurence Olivier Awards celebrate theatrical achievements and are hosted by the Society of London Theatre. Previous winners include Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Ian McKellen, Maria Friedman, Matthew Bourne, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Five years ago, the Oliviers faced calls to introduce an award for musical directors; today, there are demands for a casting director category. This is...

Organisers of the Olivier Awards are facing renewed pressure to recognise casting directors, after it was announced that BAFTA will introduce a dedicated category...

A few decades ago, investors – or ‘angels’ as they are also known – may have been happy to stay in the shadows. Today, those writing the...

US investors have warned they would stop putting money into UK shows if plans to limit the number of Olivier awards handed out to...

As with many aspects of British cultural life, the influence of America looms large in commercial theatre. The apparent split in opinion over whether...

Organisers of the Olivier Awards are proposing to limit the number of prize statuettes given out to producers of winning shows. The move comes in...

Awards ceremonies can serve to signal, support and cement existing trends. This year’s Tony Awards were no different. New writing is in a rich...

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details…​​​​​​​​​​ Dicky Benfield is in...

If immersive theatre is a threat to the actors, I have an idea: why not try putting it in a big room, getting a...
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