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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.

I don’t have much patience with Mark Rylance’s doubts about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, nor any insight into where these doubts come from...

It’s not uncommon to hear grumbling, especially around Olivier Awards time, that the West End is too in awe of its American sibling, Broadway....

In the wake of last Sunday's failure by the Oliviers to include Peter Hall in its In Memoriam sequence, not only have organisers now...

In recent years, the Oliviers have often felt at the mercy of the broadcasters, appearing grateful that anyone still wants to put them on...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include the Olivier Awards, the Bush Theatre's new building...

The Olivier award for best director will be renamed to honour the late Peter Hall from next year, organisers have announced. The move follows this...

The winners of the 2018 Olivier Awards have been announced. Hamilton came away as the night’s biggest winner, while other successful productions included The...

The Society of London Theatre has apologised for omitting Peter Hall from its in memoriam tribute at this year's Olivier Awards. The director, who founded...
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