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Nominations Announced for the 2016 Olivier Awards

Nominations Announced for the 2016 Olivier Awards

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), directed by Josie Rourke, is nominated for Best Revival of a Play.

Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward Theatre), directed by Terry Johnson who also wrote the book for the show, is nominated for Best New Musical.

The Lorax (Old Vic), directed by Max Webster with puppetry design & direction by Finn Caldwell, is nominated for Best Entertainment and Family.  Finn also directed the puppetry for Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) also nominated in the Best Entertainment and Family category, along with I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre Temporary Space) with music by Arthur Darvill.

Barbarians by Barrie Keefe (The Clare, Young Vic) is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Tom Gibbons is nominated for Best Lighting Design for People, Places And Things (National Theatre, Dorfman).

Acting nods include Tom Sturridge for American Buffalo by David Mamet; Janet McTeer for Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Ian Bartholomew, Tracie Bennett and Emma Williams for Mrs Henderson Presents; and Adrian Lester for Red Velvet written by Lolita Chakrabati.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Directed by Sam Mendes), Mamma Mia! (Book by Catherine Johnson) and Matilda The Musical (Directed by Matthew Warchus) all vie for the Magic Radio Audience Award, the only Olivier Award decided entirely by the public, for which voting is now open.