The 2019 Olivier Awards took place at The Royal Albert Hall on the evening of Sunday 7 April, and we’re both delighted and proud to see that a number of the winning productions included involvement, both on and off stage, from Central graduates.
The National Theatre's Home, I'm Darling won Best New Comedy. The production included set design from Lucy Carter (Tech 1993), sound design from Tom Gibbons (BA (Hons) Theatre Practice 2008) and performance from both Kathryn Drysdale (BA (Hons) Acting 1999) and Barnaby Kay (Stage 1992).
The Inheritance, produced by Sonia Friedman (Tech 1985), starring Vanessa Redgrave (Stage 1957) and including movement support from Polly Bennett (MA Movement Studies 2011), won Best New Play, in addition to a string of other awards.
Summer and Smoke, also produced by Sonia Friedman (Tech 1985), including sound design from Carolyn Downing (BA (Hons) Theatre Practice 2002) and performance from Nancy Crane (Stage 1984), won Best Revival.
Established in 1976 and named after Central's alumnus Sir Laurence Olivier, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours recognising the talent of performers and creatives in the West End.
For a full list of Central alumni that were nominated, or who worked on productions that were nominated for Olivier Awards this year, visit: 2019 Olivier Award Nominations