News: Olivier Awards 2014 announced

Sunday 13 April 2014 by Carmel Smith

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Eastman dancer Navala Chaudhari. Image: Lise Smith

The Olivier Awards, organised by the Society of London Theatres, were presented at a packed event at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden this evening (Sunday 13 April). See our gallery below for some of the stars we met on the red carpet…

The winner in the Best New Dance Production category was: Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for Puz/zle at Sadler’s Wells. Larbi is no stranger to the Oliviers – in 2011 Babel, which he choreographed with Damien Jalet, won Best New Dance Production – and artist Antony Gormley also won the Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his design for the show.
Also nominated: What’s Become Of You? ( Questcequetudeviens?) – Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory/Stéphanie Fuster, as part of London International Mime Festival, at Barbican Theatre; Barbican Britten: PhaedraRichard Alston Dance Company/Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Theatre

The Outstanding Achievement in Dance went to: Michael Hulls for his lighting work including Ballet Boyz: The Talent at Sadler’s Wells.
Also nominated: Arthur Pita for his choreography for Ballet BlackA Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House; Clemmie Sveaas for her performance in Cathy Marston’s Witch-Hunt at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House; The Mark Morris Season at Sadler’s Wells.

In other categories William Tuckett’s highly popular dance theatre production The Wind in the Willows, originally commissioned as part of ROH2 at the Linbury Studio Theatre and recently seen at the Duchess Theatre won the Best Entertainment and Family award; Best Theatre Choreographer went to Casey Nicholaw for The Book of Mormon and the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award went to Les Misérables.

See our full set of images from the red carpet at

Photos: Lise Smith

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