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Olivier Awards nominations announced

The nominations for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today at the May Fair Hotel in London.

Presented by Olivier Award winners Ruth Wilson and Elaine Paige live on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show, the announcement also featured a performance from last year’s big Olivier winner Matilda The Musical.

The shows dominating this year’s awards include the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Hollywood musical Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre and recent Chichester and Adelphi Theatre production of Sweeney Todd.

The Audience – Review

Clive Hirschhorn reviews The Audience starring Helen Mirren at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Haydn Gwynne, Robert Hardy And Paul Ritter Join Helen Mirren In The Audience

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience will be Haydn Gwynne who will play Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill and Paul Ritter as John Major. Stephen Daldry’s production will preview at the Gielgud Theatre from 15 February 2013

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Studios London has been making wax figures for over 150 years and remains one of the world’s great tourist attractions.

Is televising theatre a good thing?

With the announcement that David Tennant’s Hamlet is to be televised for BBC2 we ponder the question: is televising theatre a good thing?

Mirren Stateside

Helen Mirren will take her starring role in Phedre, premiering at the National Theatre in June, to the USA. She will perform at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theater Company. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and co-starring Dominic Cooper fresh from his Mamma Mia movie success, Jean Racine’s tragedy will also be broadcast in the UK on cinema screens in a new trial by the National to broaden its audience. BOOK TICKETS TO THE NATIONAL THEATRE & PLAYS IN THE WEST END

Coming up in 2009: Phaedra at the National Theatre

Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!) star in a new National Theatre production of Jean Racine’s 1677 classic tragedy Phaedra, directed by Nicholas Hytner. The production will co-star Margaret Tyzack and open in June 2009. In a version by Ted Hughes, the story centres on a Greek myth about a queen who falls passionately in love with her stepson in her husband’s absence. Booking with westendtheatre.com opens soon Sign up to keep updated with news and booking information

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