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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.

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...

Jason Manford has opened up about his struggle with anxiety and depression, revealing that at his lowest ebb he felt he could not work. The...

ITV’s 2019 Olivier Awards broadcast has been condemned for its “shocking and deeply disrespectful" coverage of the obituaries section. Union Equity made the accusation in...

Although Mark Medoff wrote more than 30 plays for stage and radio and a further 12 screenplays, he will be largely remembered for one...

Next year’s Olivier Awards are to be revamped, in a move that will see the removal of a standalone comedy prize and usher in...
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