London Stage Stars Come Together for the 2024 Olivier Awards

Khabar Lekh
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Olivier Awards 2024 :The Laurence Olivier Awards of 2024 showcased the highest achievements in the theater industry and were held on Sunday, April 14, in London’s esteemed Royal Albert Hall. At this spectacular evening, which acknowledged exceptional performances and productions, Hannah Waddingham made a triumphant comeback as host.

Sunset Boulevard Glows Brightly: A Victorious Night
With an astounding seven trophies, Jamie Lloyd’s Sunset Boulevard production was the evening’s big winner. Among the honors were Best Director, honoring Jamie Lloyd’s extraordinary vision, and Best Actress in a Musical, given to Nicole Scherzinger for her riveting performance. In addition, Sunset Boulevard won the prestigious Best Musical Revival prize, cemented its status as a masterpiece of theater.

Acknowledgment of Extraordinary Works
In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sarah Snook won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her outstanding performance, while in The Motive and the Cue, Mark Gatiss won the Olivier Award for Best Actor.

Rich Tapestry of Theatre’s Diverse Winners Showcase
A number of shows, including Dear England, Operation Mincemeat, and Stranger Things: The First Shadow, each took home two trophies, demonstrating the wide breadth of talent present at the presentation. This diverse combination accentuates the theatrical landscape’s depth and diversity.

An Overview of the Winners’ Circle of Olivier Awards 2024
Here is a detailed list of all the Olivier Awards 2024 winners in the different categories:

Dear England, produced by National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre, won Best New Play.
California’s Hills — Harold Pinter Theatre
Noël Coward Theatre and National Theatre: The Cue and the Motive
All the Way to the Stars — National Theater

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Fortune Theatre’s Operation Mincemeat took up the Best New Musical award 2024 Olivier Awards.
The Minor Magnificences – @sohoplace
The warehouse next to Normal is Donmar.
An Odd Circle — Barbican Theatre

Winner of Best Revival of 2024 Olivier Awards.: Vanya at the Duke of York’s Theatre
The Impact at the National Theatre
At the Donmar Warehouse, Macbeth
Shirley Valentine at the Theatre at Duke of York

Sunset Boulevard, at the Savoy Theatre, won Best Musical Revival.
Groundhog Day at The Old Vic The Bridge Theatre’s Guys & Dolls The Lyric Theatre’s Hadestown

Jamie Lloyd of Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard won Best Director.
Phoenix Theatre presents Stranger Things: The First Shadow, starring Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.
National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre — Rupert Goold — Dear England
Noël Coward Theatre and National Theatre present Sam Mendes: The Motive and the Cue.

Sarah Snook of The Picture of Dorian Gray at Theatre Royal Haymarket won best actress.
Laura Donnelly — Harold Pinter Theatre — The Hills of California
Medea (Sophie Okonedo) — @sohoplace
Savoy Theatre — Plaza Suite — Sarah Jessica Parker
Shirley Valentine and Sheridan Smith at the Duke of York’s Theatre

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Mark Gatiss won Best Actor at the National Theatre and Noël Coward Theatre for The Motive and the Cue.
Dear England by Joseph Fiennes, National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre
Savoy Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre present James Norton’s A Little Life.
Andrew Scott — Vanya — Theatre duke of york
Macbeth — David Tennant — Donmar Warehouse

Winner of Best Actress in a Musical: Savoy Theatre’s Nicole Scherzinger from Sunset Boulevard
Operation Mincemeat — Nathasha Hodgson — Fortune Theatre

Caissie Levy—Normal in the Nearby—Donmar Warehouse
Guys & Dolls — Bridge Theatre — Marisha Wallace

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Olivier Awards 2024

Winner of Best Actor in a Musical: Savoy Theatre’s Tom Francis from Sunset Boulevard
David Cumming — Fortune Theatre — Operation Mincemeat
Daniel Mays – Bridge Theatre’s Guys & Dolls
Crazy for You — Charlie Stemp — Gillian Lynne Theatre

Will Close, Dear England, National Theatre, and Prince Edward Theatre won best actor in a supporting role.
A Public Enemy: Paul Hilton — Duke of York’s Theatre
Clyde’s — Giles Terera — Donmar Warehouse
Savoy Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre present Luke Thompson’s A Little Life.
Savoy Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre present Zubin Varla’s A Little Life.

Haydn Gwynne won Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Donmar Warehouse’s When Winston Went to War with the Wireless.
The National Theatre’s Lorraine Ashbourne, Till the Stars Come Down
An Enemy of the People: Priyanga Burford — Duke of York’s Theatre
Gina McKee — National Theatre — Dear England
Tanya Reynolds, “A Mirror,” at the Trafalgar and Almeida Theatres

Winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Part in a Musical: Amy Trigg — @sohoplace — The Little Big Things
Savoy Theatre — Grace Hodgett Young — Sunset Boulevard
Zoë Roberts — Mincemeat Operation — Fortune Theatre
Eleanor Worthington-Cox — Donmar Warehouse — Next to Normal

Winner of Best Actor in a Supporting Part in a Musical: Jak Malone — Fortune Theatre — Operation Mincemeat
Guys & Dolls — Bridge Theatre — Cedric Neal

David Thaxton — Savoy Theatre — Sunset Boulevard
Jack Wolfe — Donmar Warehouse — Following Normal

Marg Horwell won Best Costume Design for The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Deborah Andrews and Bunny Christie for Guys & Dolls
Ryan Dawson Laight for the Folles Cage
Hugh Durrant, in honor of Peter Pan

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Olivier Awards 2024

Adam Fisher won Best Sound Design for Sunset Boulevard – Savoy Theatre.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow — Phoenix Theatre, Paul Arditti
Tom Gibbins and Dan Balfour for Dear England — Prince Edward Theatre and National Theatre
Macbeth’s Gareth Fry — Donmar Warehouse

Top New Comedy or Entertainment Play Winner: Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends / Stranger Things: The First Shadow Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Rooney v. Vardy: The Trial of Wagatha Christie

Dinosaur World Live took home the Best Family Show award.
Bluey’s Major Victory
The Home with the Chicken Legs
The two Smoos, The Smeds

James Cousins and Arlene Phillips won Best Theatre Choreographer for Guys & Dolls 2024 Olivier Awards.
Fabian Aloise for Boulevard Sunset
Hannes Langolf and Ellen Kane for Dear England
For The Little Big Things, Mark Smith
Insane for You by Susan Stroman

Winners of Best Set Design were 59 Productions for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at Phoenix Theatre and Miriam Buether for set design.
For Guys & Dolls at Bridge Theatre, Bunny Christie designed the set.
Set designer Es Devlin and video designer Ash J Woodward, Dear England — National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre
Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard features set design by Soutra Gilmour and video design by Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom.

Jack Knowles of Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre won best lighting design of 2024 Olivier Awards.
Jon Clark — Dear England — Prince Edward Theatre and National Theatre
Jon Clark at Phoenix Theatre in Stranger Things: The First Shadow
Bridge Theatre Presents Paule Constable in Guys & Dolls

Extraordinary Performance at an Associated Theater
Winner of 2024 Olivier Awards.: Bush Theatre’s Sleepova
At Jerwood Theatre, Blue Mist The Royal Court Theatre upstairs
Bush Theatre’s A Playlist for the Revolution
Orange Tree Theatre’s The Swell
Park Theatre’s comedy The Time Machine

Antonio Pappano was the winner of 2024 Olivier Awards the Outstanding Achievement in Opera award. He was the musical director of the Royal Opera House Belarus Free Theatre Company during King Stakh’s Wild Hunt at the Barbican Center.
For her idea and creation of 7 Deaths of Maria Callas in the London Coliseum, Marina Abramović

The winners of Best New Opera Production were English National Opera’s Blue at the London Coliseum and Royal Opera House’s Innocence.
Imagine a Day Like This from Royal Opera House.
English National Opera’s The Rhinegold at the London Coliseum

La Ruta at Sadler’s Wells is the winner of Best New Dance Production 2024 Olivier Awards.

shattered chord in Sadler’s Wells
Sadler’s Wells — The Rite of Spring
Temporal Curse – Sadler’s Wells

Isabela Coracy, for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means — Barbican Theatre, won the Outstanding Achievement in Dance award.
The creator of Lay Down Your Burdens at Barbican, Shannon Faith, and Jonzi D, for their artistic supervision of the Breakin’ Convention 2023 International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre at Sadler’s Wells

Alan Williams was the winner of the Outstanding Musical Contribution award for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre’s musical direction and supervision.
Charlie Rosen handled orchestrations, and Tom Brady oversaw and made arrangements for the music. Bridge Theatre Presents Guys & Dolls

Just for One Day — The Old Vic — Matt Brind for musical supervisions, orchestrations, and arrangements
Operation Mincemeat at Fortune Theatre, with orchestrations by Steve Sidwell and musical direction by Joe Bunker.


Q1. Where can I watch the Olivier Awards 2024?
Ans.  ITVX or watch performances and more on our YouTube channel.
Q2. How prestigious is an Olivier Award?
Ans. Comparable to the BAFTA Awards for cinema and television and the BRIT Awards for music, the Olivier Awards are acknowledged globally as the greatest accolade in British theater.
Q3. How many Olivier Awards did Matilda win?
Ans. 7 Oliviers
Q4. Who is the statue of the Olivier Award?
Ans. Laurence Olivier in Henry V at the Old Vic in 1937

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