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Theatre Awards

From Laurence Olivier Awards to Critics' Circle Awards, to Evening Standard Theatre Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards. Awards are all this section of our blog is about.

Theatre Awards

Theatre Awards
13 Mar
Theatre Awards
Phil Willmott

There’s Still Time to see These Olivier Award Nominees!

If you enjoy award ceremonies you’ll know they’re even more fun if you know the work nominated and can root for your favourites. I always try to see all the Best Picture nominees for the Oscars and read the short listed novels for the Booker Prize.

Although some of the shows competing for honours have finished there’s still plenty of productions you can enjoy to help you pick your favourite.

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Laurence Olivier Awards
12 Mar
Theatre Awards
Phil Willmott

Our Chief Critic's take on the Olivier Nominations - Part 3

Laurence Olivier Awards The Olivier Awards are seen, rightly or wrongly by the public, as the Oscars of London Theatre. Here's part 3 of the nominations in each category and who I'd like to see pick up the prizes.

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Laurence Olivier Awards
12 Mar
Theatre Awards
Phil Willmott

Our Chief Critic's take on the Olivier Nominations - Part 2

Laurence Olivier Awards The Olivier Awards are seen, rightly or wrongly by the public, as the Oscars of London Theatre. Here's part 2 of the nominations in each category and who I'd like to see pick up the prizes.

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Laurence Olivier Awards
12 Mar
Theatre Awards
Phil Willmott

Our Chief Critic's take on the Olivier Nominations - Part 1

Laurence Olivier Awards The Olivier Awards are seen, rightly or wrongly by the public, at the Oscars of London Theatre. Here's the nominations in each category and who I'd like to see pick up the prizes.

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London Evening Standard Awards
23 Nov
Theatre Awards
Phil Willmott

Phil Willmott asks - Did the right people win the Evening Standard Theatre awards?

London Evening Standard Awards Last night the winners were announced for the 61st Evening Standard Theatre Awards, in a star studded gala at the Old Vic Theatre, co-hosted by the owner of the Evening Standard Evgeny Lebedev with Judi Dench and Ian McKellen, and presented by Rob Brydon.

In recent years the awards have proved somewhat controversial with several members of the judging panel walking out when a best actress award was given to Helen Mirren despite their voting for a less high-profile candidate. It seemed things were rigged to create the most glamorous event possible, generating red-carpet photographs to promote the newspaper rather than rewarding excellence.

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