• Mar
    10

    2014 Olivier Award nominations are…

    Female theatre directors and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Merrily We Roll Along dominate this year’s nominations. There are obvious omissions journalists and theatregoers alike will feel have been missed out, but on the whole there’s an even spread of recognition this year. I don’t know about you, but it will be more interested to see how previously successful shows like Once and Book of Mormon fair. As Tony-award winning shows, I doubt these need further critical acclaim but surely winning both sides of the Atlantic will help seal their fate as long-running productions? Other absent nominations include: The Commitments, American Psycho and From Here to Eternity from the musical lot. It’s a shame the Menier Chocolate Factory isn’t a SOLT member as then we would see nominations for The Color Purple and Candide. Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable misses out too, an incredible visceral show, though not in a traditional theatre space but a part of the National Theatre productions of last year. The Open Air Theatre’s To Kill A Mockingbird isn’t recognised, despite it’s success and imminent return this Summer and also The Weir, another West End transfer which receives only one nomination for O’Hanlon. It’s interesting to see Damian Humbley and Mark Umbers fail to receive nods, even though their co-star Jenna Russell show itself have been nominated seven times. Daniel Radcliffe misses out on his first Olivier nomination, even though co-star Sarah Greene is recognised for The Cripple Of Inishmaan. It’s great to see Cush Jumbo’s self written one-woman show Josephine & I being recognised, a stunning debut as playwright and beautifully acted. Also The Scottsboro Boys after its run at the Young Vic, a show that deserved to be in the West End for much longer than it was, despite all this I’m glad Merilly We Roll Along has not been forgotten, as it truly was a pitch perfect musical. We have several big names being recognised including; Judi Dench, Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss who will be walking down the red carpet on April 13 and it will be a theatrical night of surprise announcements, heartfelt (if a little too long) acceptance speeches and some show-stopping performances – so don’t forget to watch highlights of the West End’s biggest night in theatre on ITV.

    And the 2014 Olivier Award nominations are….

    Best Actor

    • Henry Goodman – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theatre
    • Tom Hiddleston – Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse
    • Rory Kinnear – Othello at the National Theatre, Olivier
    • Jude Law – Henry V at the Noël Coward theatre

    Best Actress

    • Hayley Atwell – The Pride at the Trafalgar Studios
    • Anna Chancellor – Private Lives at the Gielgud theatre
    • Judi Dench – Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward theatre
    • Lesley Manville – Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar Studios

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

    • Ron Cook – Henry V at the Noël Coward theatre
    • Mark Gatiss – Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse
    • Jack Lowden – Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    • Ardal O’Hanlon – The Weir at the Donmar Warehouse & the Wyndham’s theatre

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role

    • Sharon D Clarke – The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier
    • Sarah Greene – The Cripple Of Inishmaan at the Noël Coward theatre
    • Katherine Kingsley – A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noël Coward theatre
    • Cecilia Noble – The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier

    American Airlines Best New Play

    • 1984 at the Almeida theatre
    • Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre
    • The Night Alive at the Donmar Warehouse
    • Peter and Alice at the Noël Coward theatre

    Best New Comedy

    • The Duck House at the Vaudeville theatre
    • The Full Monty at the Noël Coward theatre
    • Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s theatre
    • The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse

    Best Director

    • Richard Eyre – Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    • Maria Friedman – Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre
    • Susan Stroman – The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
    • Lyndsey Turner – Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre

    Best Actor in a Musical

    • Gavin Creel – The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
    • Jared Gertner – The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
    • Douglas Hodge – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    • Kyle Scatliffe – The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic

    Best Actress in a Musical

    • Rosalie Craig – The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
    • Zrinka Cvitešić – Once at the Phoenix theatre
    • Jenna Russell – Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre
    • Charlotte Wakefield – The Sound Of Music at the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre

    Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical

    • Stephen Ashfield – The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
    • Colman Domingo – The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
    • Josefina Gabrielle – Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre
    • Nigel Planer – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Mastercard Best New Musical

    • The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    • Once at the Phoenix theatre
    • The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic

    Best Revival

    • The Amen Corner – National Theatre, Olivier
    • Ghosts – Almeida theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    • Othello – National theatre, Olivier
    • Private Lives – Gielgud theatre

    Best Musical Revival

    • Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre
    • The Sound of Music at the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre
    • Tell Me on a Sunday at the St James theatre & the Duchess theatre

    Best Theatre Choreographer

    • Peter Darling – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
    • Steven Hoggett – Once at the Phoenix theatre
    • Casey Nicholaw – The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
    • Susan Stroman – The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic

    Best Entertainment and Family

    • Derren Brown: Infamous at the Palace theatre
    • Eric and Little Ern at the Vaudeville theatre
    • Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour: Eat, Pray, Laugh! at the London Palladium
    • The Wind in the Willows at the Duchess theatre

    Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music

    • The Book of Mormon – Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone for book, Music & Lyrics
    • Merrily We Roll Along – The Orchestra
    • Once – Martin Lowe for composition & arrangements, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová for Music & Lyrics
    • The Scottsboro Boys – John Kander & Fred Ebb for Music & Lyrics

    White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

    • Paule Constable – The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
    • Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross – Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre
    • Peter Mumford – Ghosts at the Almeida theatre & Trafalgar Studios
    • Paul Pyant – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Best Sound Design

    • Simon Baker – The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
    • Carolyn Downing – Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre
    • Clive Goodwin – Once at the Phoenix theatre
    • Gareth Owen – Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre

    Best Costume Design

    • Nicky Gillibrand – The Wind in the Willows at the Duchess theatre
    • Soutra Gilmour – Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter theatre
    • Rae Smith – The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
    • Mark Thompson – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    XL Video Award for Best Set Design

    • Bob Crowley – Once at the Phoenix theatre
    • Es Devlin – Chimerica at the Almeida theatre & Harold Pinter theatre
    • Tim Goodchild – Strangers on A Train at the Gielgud theatre
    • Mark Thompson – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

    • Cush Jumbo – Josephine And I at the Bush theatre
    • Fleabag – the Soho theatre
    • Handbagged – the Tricycle theatre
    • Oh What A Lovely War – the Theatre Royal Stratford East

    Best New Dance Production

    • What’s Become Of You? (Questcequetudeviens?) – Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory/Stéphanie Fuster at the Barbican theatre
    • Puz/zle – Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at Sadler’s Wells theatre
    • Barbican Britten: Phaedra – Richard Alston Dance Company/Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican theatre

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance

    • Arthur Pita for his choreography of Ballet Black – A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Linbury Studio theatre, Royal Opera House
    • Clemmie Sveaas for her performance in Witch-Hunt at the Linbury Studio theatre, Royal Opera House
    • The Mark Morris Season at Sadler’s Wells
    • Michael Hulls for his lighting work including Ballet Boyz: The Talent at Sadler’s Wells

    Best New Opera Production

    • The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio theatre, Royal Opera House
    • Les Vĕpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House
    • Wozzeck by English National Opera at the London Coliseum

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera

    • Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez for their performances in La Donna Del Lago at the Royal Opera House
    • Plácido Domingo for his performance in Nabucco at the Royal Opera House
    • English Touring Opera for its touring productions at the Linbury Studio theatre, Royal Opera House

    BBC Radio 2 Audience Award

    • Les Misérables at the Queen’s theatre
    • Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge theatre
    • The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s theatre
    • Wicked at the Apollo Victoria theatre

     

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