News: Olivier Awards Nominations

Friday 21 January 2005

Nominations for this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards have just been announced. Dance features in three categories:

Best New Dance Production
Northern Ballet Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Sadler’s Wells
Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Milagros at Sadler’s Wells
Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Romeo And Juliet at Sadler’s Wells
Rambert Dance Company’s Swamp at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Julien Macdonald for his costume designs for Richard Alston Dance Company’s Shimmer at Sadler’s Wells
San Francisco Ballet for their season at Sadler’s Wells
The Royal Ballet for their recreation of Sylvia at the Royal Opera House
Rambert Dance Company for the range and quality of new work in their November season at Sadler’s Wells

Best Theatre Choreographer
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward
Adam Cooper for Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse Susan Stroman for The Producers at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

For a full list of categories and nominees: officiallondontheatre.co.uk

The awards were established in 1976 as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, and Lord Olivier agreed to have his name associated with them in 1984. They are presented each year by the Society Of London Theatre.

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