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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

November 15, 2014 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the spectacular new musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane based on Roald Dahl’s much-loved book.

Featuring young Charlie Bucket and the madcap confectioner Willy Wonka, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Choclate Factory is brought to life in this major new West End musical directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall).

Starring Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, this spectacular new musical features stunning sets and costumes by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!), breathtaking choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical) and acclaimed music and lyrics by the team that created Hairspray The Musical – Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the biggest and most spectacular shows you will ever see.

THE STORY

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to visit the weird, wonderful world of the Wonka Chocolate Factory. For five lucky winners it is the sweet-tooth chance-in-a-lifetime to venture into the sugary world of chocolate paradise. But not everything is as sweet as it seems in this darkly comic tale of chocolate gardens and Oompa-Loompas.

THE CAST

The cast includes Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee, and Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass as Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket.

The show also stars Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde), Billy Boyle (Grandpa George), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine) and Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina) will all continue in the cast, and new ensemble members include Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Connor Dowling, Gemma Fuller, Robert Jones, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Gregory Sims, Paulo Teixeira and Laura Tyrer.

REVIEWS

“London’s Golden ticket” BBC Radio London
“Sam Mendes whips up a tasty confection that’s rich, dark and not too sweet” Sunday Times
“Sam Mendes masterminds a lavish feast of a musical” The Guardian
“Sam Mendes’s glossy, riotously colourful production remains as sweet as ever” Evening Standard
“Dahl’s superb novel is given a rip roaring rave of a production” Time Out
“A tremendously inventive show” Evening Standard
“Dazzling Charlie is a choc full of delights” Daily Express
“The hottest ticket in town” Time Out
“A fabulous spectacle” Daily Mail
“The year’s biggest blockbuster musical “ Daily Telegraph
“The West End’s biggest, most lavish stage musical, not just of the year but possibly any year” Sunday Express

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory extends at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

September 11, 2014 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory announces more dates at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and celebrations for Roald Dahl Day.

Alex Jennnigs as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennnigs as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Hit Roald Dahl musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is extending booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The show will now be booking until 31 October 2015 and has sold over one million tickets so far in London.

September marks the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s original children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and celebrations will include the show hosting a Puffin Virtually Live event on 15 September – a national live-streamed event for schoolchildren. Also on Roald Dahl Day, which is the author’s birthday on 13 September, over 50 volunteers including some of the show’s production team, will take part in a sponsored skydive dressed as Oompa-Loompas in aid of the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity.

The award-winning West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a cast that includes Alex Jennnigs as Willy Wonka, and is directed by Sam Mendes (Cabaret, Skyfall), with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Peter Darling.

The Official Cast Recording album is now available on Sony Records, on CD and download.

BOOK

Book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

LINKS

Amazon: Buy the Charlie and the Choclate Factory cast recording

Broadway shows take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 

It seems that Broadway shows are doing their bit for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising effort.

The ALS Association has raised millions of dollars over the last few days with their viral Ice Bucket Challenge — asking people and groups to pour iced water over themselves or donate to the cause.

And Broadway shows have stepped up.

See videos below from the Broadway casts of The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, ONCE and Newsies.

West End Joins In

Also happening today – West End shows are starting to rise to the challenge – with the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane joining in:

Make a donation at ALSA.org.

Videos – Broadway Shows

The Book of Mormon ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Lion King ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ONCE The Musical ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Newsies ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

LINKS

ALS – Donate Now
Book Broadway Shows

Top Musicals in London this Summer

May 26, 2014 

What’s playing in London Theatre this Summer
London Musicals This Summer
London Theatre thrives in the summer months, with thousands of extra visitors to the capital and plenty of events and attractions to keep everyone entertained.

West End musicals are famed around the world for the quality of their performances, and the sheer scale and spectacle of the shows.

Check out our guide to the best musicals hitting the West End this Summer.

IF YOU LOVE…

★ CLASSIC BROADWAY SHOWS, GO SEE:

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

There’s nothing like a Broadway show to get your toes tapping this summer. Sir Richard Eyre’s joyous new production of classic Fifties musical The Pajama Game has scooped rave reviews from critics including Five Stars from the hugely respected Guardian and Telegraph national newspapers. The Gershwin’s musical Porgy and Bess remains a Broadway standard and this summer you can see it in the beautiful setting of the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. Under the stewardship of Timothy Sheader the Open Air Theatre has scooped numerous awards and its annual summer musical has become a must-see show.

★ SEEING THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF A WORLDWIDE HIT, GO SEE:

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

British producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh is one of the world’s great showmen having staged musicals in hundreds of countries worldwide and dominating both the West End  and Broadway. All three of his biggest international hits originated in London, and you can now catch them all in their original productions. The Phantom of the Opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, continues its extraordinary run at Her Majesty’s Theatre; the world’s longest-running musical, Les Miserables, is riding high at the Queen’s Theatre following the award-winning movie; and Mackintosh’s new production of his classic, epic musical Miss Saigon is now back in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre.

★ AN AUTHENTIC BRITISH MUSICAL, GO SEE:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

If you are visiting London then make sure you see a home-grown British musical. Based on the award-winning British movie, Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace is the inspiring and emotional story of a young boy who discovers his true passion for dance, and Billy Elliot now stars West End leading lady Ruthie Henshall.  The worldwide popularity of children’s writer Roald Dahl has given rise to two extraordinary musicals: Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre has taken the West End and Broadway by storm, featuring music by acclaimed comedian Tim Minchin; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the blockbuster new musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall) which dazzles with its lavish sets and costumes.

★ A SHOW WHERE YOU KNOW THE SONGS, GO SEE:

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Hit songs from some of the world’s most popular artists play a starring role in these great shows, from Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, to ABBA and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre puts Michael Jackson’s greatest hits centre stage in a high-energy show packed with amazing dancing and singing as a fitting tribute to the King of Pop. Based on the much-loved movie about an international pop singer and her bodyguard, The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre features the songs made famous by the late Whitney Houston. And over at the Novello Theatre, the songs of ABBA are immortalised in sunny Mamma Mia!, set on a Greek Island and a perfect show to catch this summer. Packed with soul standards, The Commitments at the Palace Theatre is based on Alan Parker’s award-winning movie and features soul classics including Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally. And ahead of Clint Eastwood’s major new movie, catch the West End production of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre, full of tunes from legendary pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

★ LONDON MUSICALS THAT SHOW BROADWAY HOW IT’S DONE, GO SEE:

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Yes, these shows may have originated on Broadway but the West End has made them their own with acclaimed productions of these Broadway modern classics. A musical with heart and visual spectacle, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre tells the untold story of the Wizard of Oz from the perspective of two teenage witches. The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre is one of the funniest shows ever written and has proved a hot ticket in London. John Tiffany’s production of Once, based on the much-loved movie, has made an easy move from Broadway to London’s Phoenix Theatre in this romantic story set in a Dublin pub. For a musical on a breathtaking scale look no further than Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, with music and lyrics from Brits Elton John and Tim Rice. And finally, London has been lucky to attract hot Broadway director Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots) to stage his hilarious and critically acclaimed new production of Broadway comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, set in the South of France and the perfect way to spend a summer evening in London.

 

Full listings of West End Musicals

playing this summer in London

 

West End Hot Watch: Paulo Teixeira

May 25, 2014 

This week we welcome the talented Paulo Teixeira.

Paulo Teixeira is a West End singer, dancer and actor who recently joined the new cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Paulo in a costume fitting for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Paulo in a costume fitting for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo: Helen Maybanks

Paulo Teixeira

Paulo Teixeira

Currently swinging in Sam Mendes’ big-budget production, he joined the new cast on 19 May along with newbies including Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, Barry James as Grandpa Joe and Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee.

Having trained at the Performers College, Paulo made his West End debut in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre.

He has also appeared in the UK tour of High School Musical 2, the European tour of Twelve Irish Tenors, and recently as Chistery and understudy Boq in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Other credits include Wild Party, The Front Page, Twelve Days of Christmas, and Pushing the Limits.

Paulo is also an Associate Choreographer for Andrew Harding Productions, and models and dances for a range of agencies.

LINKS

Paulo on Twitter

BOOK

Book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

PHOTOS

Photo gallery of Paulo Teixeira. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

Paulo Teixeira. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dawkes, www.nicholasdawkesphotography.co.uk. © Nicholas Dawkes Photography Ltd

VIDEO

Paulo doing a spot of synchronized swimming for West End Bares!

Guess who is shaking to win in this Wicked / Oliviers Harlem Shake vid!

MORE PHOTOS

Check out some more images of Paulo here. Can’t see the Image Gallery below? Click here

First Look: Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

May 19, 2014 

First Look Photo Update: Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennings joins the cast of hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tonight at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Taking over from Douglas Hodge, who left the show on Saturday, Jennings plays Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s magical story.

Other new cast members to join the show tonight include Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Josefina Gabrielle as Mrs Teavee, and Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass as Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket. New ensemble members include Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Connor Dowling, Gemma Fuller, Robert Jones, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Gregory Sims, Paulo Teixeira and Laura Tyrer.

Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde), Billy Boyle (Grandpa George), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine) and Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina) all remain in the cast.

Directed by Sam Mendes, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s book has broken all box-office records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and is now booking to May 2015.

BOOK

Book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

PHOTO

Alex Jennings in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

ALEX JENNINGS in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

May 19, 2014 

Alex Jennings stars as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

ALEX JENNINGS in Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryAlex Jennings has has taken over from Douglas Hodge in the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes’ lavish production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Alex is is one of Britain’s most revered and awarded actors.

He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an associate actor at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Alex’s many theatre awards include an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for My Fair Lady, an Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actor for The Winter’s Tale, a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor for Hamlet, an Olivier Award for Best Actor for Peer Gynt, and an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Comedy and London Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor for Too Clever by Half.

His stage credits include a number of productions at the National including playing Alan Bennett in Untold Stories, Collaborators, Britten in The Habit of Art, Present Laughter, The Alchemist, George Bush in Stuff Happens, His Girl Friday, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, The Relapse and The Winter’s Tale, Albert Speer and Ghetto

For the RSC his performances include Hamlet (also in New York and Washington), Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also New York), Measure for Measure, Peer Gynt and Richard II.

Other theatre credits include Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Candide (ENO, Coliseum), The Importance of Being Earnest (Aldwych), The Liar (Old Vic), The Wild Duck (Peter Hall Company), Too Clever by Half and The Country Wife (Manchester Royal Exchange).

His movie work includes Belle, The Queen, Babel, Five Children and It, The Four Feathers, The Wings of the Dove, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and War Requiem.

TV credits include Foyle’s War, Castles in the Sky, Silk, The Lady Vanishes, Lewis, Being Human, Miss Marple, Whitechapel, Hancock and Joan, Cranford, The State Within, Spooks, Poirot, Riot at the Rite, Bad Blood, Hard Times, Ashenden, Inspector Morse and Smiley’s People.

BOOKING

Book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

7 May: On this day in 1663… The Theatre Royal Drury Lane opened

May 7, 2014 

On this day in… 1663

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane opened in London

Thomas Killigrew by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Thomas Killigrew by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

The very first Theatre Royal Drury Lane was built by playwright Thomas Killigrew in 1663 under a Royal Charter granted to Killigrew in 1662 from King Charles II.

Originally called the Theatre Royal, Bridges Street, the theatre was a huge success but was unfortunately destroyed by fire on 25 January 1672.

Thomas Killigrew was granted Letters Patent by Charles II to set up an acting company, which became known as King’s Company. Alongside William Davenant’s Lincoln’s Inn Fields theatre, these were the only two licensed theatres in London.

We don’t know who designed the theatre but do know that it was a wooden structure built of three tiers and could seat about 700 people.

Famous London diarist Samuel Pepys was a regular theatregoer and attended the Theatre Royal the day after it opened. He missed the first day of opening, writing on 7 May 1663 that: “This day the new Theatre Royal begins to act with scenes the Humourous Lieutenant, but I have not time to see it”. But he did manage to see Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s The Humorous Lieutenant on 8 May, saying of the theatre that:”The house is made with extraordinary good contrivance, and yet hath some faults, as the narrowness of the passages in and out of the Pitt, and the distance from the stage to the boxes, which I am confident cannot hear; but for all other things it is well, only, above all, the musique being below, and most of it sounding under the very stage, there is no hearing of the bases at all, nor very well of the trebles, which sure must be mended.”

QUICK FACTS:

  • The Royal Charter granted to Killigrew in 1662 from King Charles II is still in existence – and is held by the Theatre Museum (part of the V&A).
  • There have been four theatres built on the site of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the present theatre was designed by Benjamin Wyatt and opened on 10 October 1812.
  • The third theatre on the site – which opened on 12 March 1794, was also destroyed by fire (on 24 February 1809).
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (BOOK TICKETS)

 

LINKS

Wikipedia – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Really Useful Theatres
Arthur Lloyd
The Theatres Trust

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: New cast announced

March 10, 2014 

The new cast has been announced for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Joining the already announced Alex Jennings, who will replace Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, the cast will include Barry James as Grandpa Joe, Josefina Gabrielle as  Mrs Teavee, and Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass as Charlie’s parents Mr and Mrs Bucket.

The new cast make their first appearance on 19 May 2014.

Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde), Billy Boyle (Grandpa George), Roni Page (Grandma Josephine) and Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina) will all continue in the cast, and new ensemble members include Dan Cooke, Divine Cresswell, Connor Dowling, Gemma Fuller, Robert Jones, Matthew Rowland, Rebecca Seale, Gregory Sims, Paulo Teixeira and Laura Tyrer.

Earlier today Sam Mendes’ production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory scooped seven Olivier Award nominations including Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge.

BOOK

Book tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

MORE ABOUT THE NEW CAST

Barry James: Barry’s theatre credits include the role of Seymour in the West End premiere of The Little Shop of Horrors, and Thenardier on the 1988 Grammy Award-winning symphonic cast recording of Les Misérables. Other theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver!, She Loves Me (Olivier-nominated), Grand Hotel (all West End), Sweeney Todd (Olivier-nominated), The Merchant of Venice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (all NT) and the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall.

Josefina Gabrielle: She began her career as a soloist with the National Ballet of Portugal. Her theatre credits include: Two Into One (Menier Chocolate Factory); Puss In Boots (Hackney Empire); Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory, Harold Pinter Theatre and Digital Theatre); The King and I (UK tour; MTA nomination for best actress in a visiting company); Me And My Girl (Sheffield Crucible); Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory and Theatre Royal Haymarket – Clarence Derwent Award winner and Olivier award nomination for Best Supporting Actress); Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The 39 Steps (Criterion); The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales); Chicago (Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres); Oklahoma! (National and Lyceum theatres, London, and Gershwin Theatre, New York; nominated for Olivier Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Astaire Award for Outstanding Dance); Fame (Cambridge Theatre) and Carousel (National and Shaftesbury Theatres). Her screen credits include Miranda, Doctors, Ronnie Ancona & Co, Heartbeat, Totally Frank, Born and Bred, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Sunburn and Oklahoma!

Richard Dempsey: His theatre credits include the world tour of Propeller’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice and Neil Kellerman in the UK Premiere of Dirty Dancing. Other theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Noel Coward Theatre), Victor/Victoria (Southwark Playhouse), Alice in Wonderland Me (Bristol Old Vic), Citizenship/Burn, Honk! (both National Theatre).

Kirsty Malpass: She has recently finished working opposite Tim Pigott-Smith at the Park Theatre. She made her West End debut in the award winning Jerry Springer the Opera and has worked extensively throughout the West End, regional theatre and in national tours, with directors such as Edward Hall, Matthew Warchus and Jeremy Sams, for whom she made her most recent musical theatre appearance playing Maria in The Sound of Music. She last performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in The Lord of the Rings.

 

Olivier Awards – Nominations 2014 – By Numbers and By Show

March 10, 2014 

Nominations announced: 10 March 2014

Awards to be announced: 13 April 2014, Royal Opera House

VISIT OUR OLIVIER AWARDS MICRO-SITE >

 

NOMINATIONS 2014 – BY NUMBERS

 

SEVEN NOMINATIONS:
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Merrily We Roll Along

SIX NOMINATIONS:
Once
The Book Of Mormon
The Scottsboro Boys

FIVE NOMINATIONS:
Chimerica
Ghosts

FOUR NOMINATIONS:
The Light Princess

THREE NOMINATIONS:
The Amen Corner

TWO NOMINATIONS:
Coriolanus
Henry V
Othello
Peter and Alice
Private Lives
The Sound Of Music
The Wind In The Willows

ONE NOMINATION:
1984
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet Black – A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Barbican Britten: Phaedra
Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour – Eat, Pray, Laugh!
Derren Brown: Infamous
Eric And Little Ern
Fleabag
Handbagged
Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense
Josephine And I
La Donna Del Lago
Les Misérable
Les Vĕpres Siciliennes
Matilda The Musical
Nabucco
Oh What A Lovely War
Puz/zle
Strangers On A Train
Tell Me On A Sunday
The Cripple Of Inishmaan
The Duck House
The Firework-Maker’s Daughter
The Full Monty
The Mark Morris Season
The Night Alive
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Pride
The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
The Same Deep Water As Me
The Weir
What’s Become Of You? (Questcequetudeviens?)
Wicked
Witch-Hunt
Wozzeck

 

NOMINATIONS 2014 – BY SHOW

 

1984
BEST NEW PLAY: 1984 at the Almeida Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Katherine Kingsley for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre

Ballet Black – A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream
OUSTANDING ACHIEVMENT 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

Barbican Britten: Phaedra
BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION: Richard Alston Dance Company/Britten Sinfonia for Barbican Britten: Phaedra at the Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour – Eat, Pray, Laugh!
BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY: Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour – Eat, Pray, Laugh! at the London Palladium

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Douglas Hodge for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Paul Pyant for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST NEW MUSICAL: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER: Peter Darling for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST SET DESIGN: Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Nigel Planer for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Chimerica
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Carolyn Downing for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST NEW PLAY: Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST SET DESIGN: Es Devlin for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST DIRECTOR: Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre

Coriolanus
BEST ACTOR: Tom Hiddleston for Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mark Gatiss for Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse

Derren Brown: Infamous
BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY: Derren Brown: Infamous at the Palace Theatre

Eric And Little Ern
BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY: Eric And Little Ern at the Vaudeville Theatre

Fleabag
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE: Fleabag at the Soho Theatre

Ghosts
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Jack Lowden for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
BEST ACTRESS: Lesley Manville for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
BEST REVIVAL: Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Mumford for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios

Handbagged
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE: Handbagged at the Tricycle Theatre

Henry V
BEST ACTOR: Jude Law for Henry V at the Noël Coward Theatre
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Ron Cook for Henry V at the Noël Coward Theatre

Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense
BEST NEW COMEDY: Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Josephine And I
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE: Cush Jumbo for Josephine And I at the Bush Theatre

La Donna Del Lago
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA: Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez for their performances in La Donna Del Lago at the Royal Opera House

Les Misérable
AUDIENCE AWARD: Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre

Les Vĕpres Siciliennes
BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION: Les Vĕpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House

Matilda The Musical
AUDIENCE AWARD: Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Merrily We Roll Along
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Gareth Owen for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Josefina Gabrielle for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST DIRECTOR: Maria Friedman for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Jenna Russell for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Soutra Gilmour for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: Merrily We Roll Along – The orchestra
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL: Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Nabucco
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA: Plácido Domingo for his performance in Nabucco at the Royal Opera House

Oh What A Lovely War
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE: Oh What A Lovely War at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Once
BEST SET DESIGN:Bob Crowley for Once at the Phoenix Theatre
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Clive Goodwin for Once at the Phoenix Theatre
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Zrinka Cvitešić for Once at the Phoenix Theatre
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: Once – Martin Lowe for composition & arrangements, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová for music & lyrics
BEST NEW MUSICAL: Once at the Phoenix Theatre
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER: Steven Hoggett for Once at the Phoenix Theatre

Othello
BEST ACTOR: Rory Kinnear for Othello at the National Theatre, Olivier
BEST REVIVAL: Othello at the National Theatre, Olivier

Peter and Alice
BEST ACTRESS: Judi Dench for Peter And Alice at the Noël Coward Theatre
BEST NEW PLAY: Peter And Alice at the Noël Coward Theatre

Private Lives
BEST ACTRESS: Anna Chancellor for Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre
BEST REVIVAL: Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre

Puz/zle
BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION: Eastman – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Sadler’s Wells for Puz/zle at Sadler’s Wells

Strangers On A Train
BEST SET DESIGN: Tim Goodchild for Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre

Tell Me On A Sunday
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL: Tell Me On A Sunday at the St James Theatre & the Duchess Theatre

The Amen Corner
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Sharon D Clarke for The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Cecilia Noble for The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier
BEST REVIVAL: The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Olivier

The Book Of Mormon
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER: Casey Nicholaw for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Stephen Ashfield for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Gavin Creel for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Jared Gertner for The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: The Book Of Mormon – Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone for book, music & lyrics
BEST NEW MUSICAL: The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

The Cripple Of Inishmaan
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Sarah Greene for The Cripple Of Inishmaan at the Noël Coward Theatre

The Duck House
BEST NEW COMEDY: The Duck House at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter
BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

The Full Monty
BEST NEW COMEDY: The Full Monty at the Noël Coward Theatre

The Light Princess
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Paule Constable for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Simon Baker for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Rosalie Craig for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Rae Smith for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton

The Mark Morris Season
OUSTANDING ACHIEVMENT IN DANCE: The Mark Morris Season at Sadler’s Wells

The Night Alive
BEST NEW PLAY: The Night Alive at the Donmar Warehouse

The Phantom Of The Opera
AUDIENCE AWARD: The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Pride
BEST ACTRESS: Hayley Atwell for The Pride at the Trafalgar Studios

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
BEST ACTOR: Henry Goodman for The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at the Duchess Theatre

The Same Deep Water As Me
BEST NEW COMEDY: The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse

The Scottsboro Boys
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Colman Domingo for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
BEST DIRECTOR: Susan Stroman for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER: Susan Stroman for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Kyle Scatliffe for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC: The Scottsboro Boys – John Kander & Fred Ebb for music & lyrics
BEST NEW MUSICAL: The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic

The Sound Of Music
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Charlotte Wakefield for The Sound Of Music at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL: The Sound Of Music at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

The Weir
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Ardal O’Hanlon for The Weir at the Donmar Warehouse & the Wyndham’s Theatre

The Wind In The Willows
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Nicky Gillibrand for The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre
BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY: The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre

What’s Become Of You? (Questcequetudeviens?)
BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION: Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory/Stéphanie Fuster for What’s Become Of You? (Questcequetudeviens?) at the Barbican Theatre

Wicked
AUDIENCE AWARD: Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Witch-Hunt
OUSTANDING ACHIEVMENT IN DANCE: Clemmie Sveaas for her performance in Witch-Hunt at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

Wozzeck
BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION: Wozzeck by English National Opera at the London Coliseum

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