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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.

Olivier award-winning actor Sheila Atim has argued that plays by minority ethnic writers are often confined to smaller venues and not given the opportunity...

At certain times of the year it can feel as though every weekend has an awards ceremony. From the Oliviers to the BAFTAs, through...

While the Olivier Awards have upped the ante in the glamour stakes by relocating for the last two years to the Royal Albert Hall,...

Here’s a challenge: can you remember the best musical nominees at this year’s Olivier awards? What about those nominees a year earlier in the...

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...

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