Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced

Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced

The nominations for the Olivier Awards with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – were announced today

Dance nominations are split between The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells,


Aeternum by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by Christoper Wheeldon

Cacti by Nederlands Dans Theatre 2 at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Alexander Ekman

A Streetcar Named Desire by Scottish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells



Lez Brotherston for the set and costumes for Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures at Sadler’s Wells

ILL-Abilities company in Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells

Marianela Nuñez for Aeternum, Diana & Actaeon and Viscera, The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House

As previously announced, former Olivier Award winners Gillian Lynne CBE and Michael Frayn are to be honoured with Special Awards for their outstanding contributions to theatre.

The nominations were announced by Olivier Award winners Ruth Wilson and Elaine Paige on Tuesday 26 March at 11.30am live on the BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce show. The live broadcast was part of a special event at London’s May Fair Hotel featuring a performance from last lear’s seven-time winner, Matilda The Musical.

The star-studded Olivier Awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 28 April, hosted by Hugh Bonneville and Sheridan Smith. The ceremony will be live on BBC Radio 2 from 6.30pm with the award announcements as they happen and also exclusive red carpet interviews with the stars as they arrive before the big night. A full television highlights package will also be broadcast on ITV later in the evening.

Theatre-lovers are invited to gather at the BBC Radio 2 Stage in Covent Garden Piazza from 4pm on the day for a free Olivier Awards celebration featuring live performances from several top West End shows – including the four shortlisted BBC Radio 2 Audience Award nominees – as well as special guests. Awards-themed fun on offer will include make-up demos courtesy of MAC, styling tips from Chester Barrie and cocktail making lessons with Radisson Edwardian.

Mark Rubinstein, President of the Society of London Theatre, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s Olivier Award nominees whose incredible talents contributed to a record-breaking year for London Theatre. I am delighted that today we can also announce that MasterCard are continuing their support of the Olivier Awards until the end of 2016.”

Paul Trueman, Head of Marketing, MasterCard UK & Ireland, commented: “At MasterCard we are celebrating The Oliver Awards by giving fans a number of priceless experiences such as joining the cast members of Les Misérables or We Will Rock You during dress rehearsals or partaking in a photo shoot with the cast of Wicked. Our support of London theatre doesn’t stop there and will continue throughout the year with the Priceless London programme giving fans opportunities to enjoy London theatre in a way that will never be forgotten. To get in on the act and look out for these experiences, visit www.pricelesslondon.co.uk.”

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