The 2016 Olivier Awards proved that London theatre has had plenty to offer audiences over the last year. Here are a few tips on what award winning shows you can still see in the West End… 

1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatrewinning Best Revival at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, August Wilson’s play is based on the real-life blues legend and stars Sharon D Clarke as Ma Rainey. But it is only on until the 18th May so don’t miss out! (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

2.  Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre: this hilarious play deservedly won Best New Comedy at the Oliviers on Sunday and has definitely proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Written by Jessica Swale, it tells the story of one woman’s rise to fame from humble orange seller to mistress of King Charles II. This is your last chance as it closes on the 30th April.(Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

3. People,Places and Things, National Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatrehaving recently transferred to the Wyndham’s theatre, this production won Best Sound and Best Actress (Denise Gough) at the Olivier’s. This National Theatre production is directed by Jeremy Herrin and is booking until the 18th June. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

4. In the Heights, King’s Cross Theatre: a cool and sophisticated musical that is guaranteed to get younger audiences into the theatre, this hit won three awards at the Oliviers (Best Supporting Actor – David Bedella, Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Choreographer for Drew McOnie)and shows no sign of slowing down. Currently booking until the 30th October. (Ticketmaster.co.uk,ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com  and UK Tickets.co.uk)

5. Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatrewinner of three Oliviers, including Best New Musical, this feel good show has plenty of sass and attitude to keep audiences entertained from beginning to end. It is currently booking until 24th September – but who knows how long the show can keep running for!  ( Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk).

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