The winners will be announced in a ceremony taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 2nd April.
Nominations have been announced today for this year’s Olivier Awards which returns once more to the Royal Albert Hall in April.
This year’s most nominated show is “My Neighbour Totoro”, the new stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s beloved 1988 animated film. Brought to the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company and legendary Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, the production received a total of nine nominations, including Best Entertainment or Comedy Play, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Original Score and a Best Actress nod for Mei Mac.
Meanwhile, the National Theatre’s production of “Standing At The Sky’s Edge” is this year’s most nominated musical, with eight nominations. It has seen Richard Hawley earn his first Olivier Award nomination for Best Original Score or New Orchestrations. Other nominations include Best New Musical, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Having newly transferred to the West End, Daniel Fish’s production of Oklahoma!, with acting nominations for Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, Liza Sadovy and Marisha Wallace as well as Best Musical Revival.
With six nominations each, “A Streetcar Named Desire”, with nods for actors Paul Mescal, Anjana Vasan and Patsy Ferran; “The Band’s Visit”, the musical adapted from the eponymous Israeli film; and “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Bartlett Sher’s staging of Harper Lee’s classic novel which has earnt Rafe Spall, Pamela Nomvete and David Moorst acting nominations.
Jodie Comer is nominated for Best Actress for her West End debut in “Prima Facie”, which has received five nominations overall, including Best New Play and Best Director. Among the Best Actor nominees are David Tennant, for a new production of C.P. Taylor’s 1989 play “Good”- which is up for four awards including Best Revival – and Tom Hollander for “Patriots”, a new play by Peter Morgan set during the fall of the Soviet Union, which is nominated in three categories.
Commenting on the nominations, Claire Walker and Hannah Essex, co-CEOs of the Society of London Theatre and Executive Producers of the Olivier Awards, said: “We would like to congratulate all the nominees for the Olivier Awards with Mastercard 2023. It is incredible to see such a diverse range of people honoured for their outstanding contributions to the industry. We have no doubt this year’s event will be the ultimate celebration of theatre and are anticipating showstopping performances and an electric atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall come Sunday 2 April.”
The Olivier Awards will be hosted by Hannah Waddingham and broadcast via ITV and Magic Radio. Further details of the ceremony will be announced soon.
For a full list of nominations visit: https://officiallondontheatre.com/olivier-awards/year/olivier-awards-2023/