What’s On Magazine at The Olivier Awards 2018

Our May 2018 issue features exclusive pictures from The Olivier Awards 2018, held recently at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Pick up a copy at one of our many local distribution points including major supermarkets. You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for May in your area as well as many London exhibitions.

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, were announced at London’s Royal Albert Hall hosted by Catherine Tate. The full list of winners is available at OlivierAwards.com

New American musical Hamilton collected seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical with composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire winning Outstanding Achievement in Music. Giles Terera, who plays the part of Aaron Burr, was named Best Actor in a Musical, with Michael Jibson winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his portrayal of King George III. The musical, about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, also went on to win Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, and Best Theatre Choreographer.
The Ferryman collected three Olivier Awards including Best New Play. Stage and film director, Sam Mendes, won Best Director with Laura Donnelly winning Best Actress for her role in the Northern Irish drama set during The Troubles.
The National Theatre celebrate five Awards including Best Revival for Angels In America and Best Musical Revival for Follies. Bryan Cranston won Best Actor for his role in Network and Denise Gough won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Angels In America. The production is currently playing in New York to great acclaim.
Shirley Henderson and Sheila Atim won Best Actress in a Musical and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical respectively for Girl From The North Country, Conor McPherson’s musical based on the work of Bob Dylan.
Bertie Carvel was named Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Ink, written by James Graham who won Best New Comedy for Labour Of Love.
The Royal Court’s production of Killology won Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre and Dick Whittington won Best Entertainment and Family.
In the dance categories, Best New Dance Production went to Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite for The Royal Ballet at Royal Opera House. Francesca Velicu won Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her performance in English National Ballet’s production of Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre Du Printemps at Sadler’s Wells.
The Royal Opera House won Best New Opera for Semiramide andJoyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona won Outstanding Achievement in Opera for their performances in Semiramide.
David Lan was this year’s recipient of the Special Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in leading the Young Vic since 2000, his work within the local community around the theatre, and his commitment to internationalism and diversity.