What a week for UK theatre! After storming the Olivier Awards with a plethora of accolades, we thought it was only right to wax lyrical about the winners of the evening and why the shows make for an unforgettable experience. Take a peek at the shows that won the awards and feel inspired to head to the West End!
Fabulously lavish and packed with punchy hits, Kinky Boots is a seriously impressive show. After seeing it recently, the show has soared to the top of my West End musical favourites list. Kinky Boots picked up 3 awards in total: ‘Best New Musical’, ‘Best Actor In A Musical’ (Matt Henry) and ‘Best Costume Design’ (all highly deserved). If you’re looking for a feel-good show with plenty of sass it’s a must-see!
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The Phantom of the Opera
The ever-popular show just keeps going from strength to strength and 2016 appears to be no exception! The mysterious and romantic story won the Magic Radio Audience Award at the Olivier’s, proving that The Phantom of the Opera has well and truly stood the test of time.
Witty, charming and full of fun, Nell Gwynn is a brand new show that is sure to delight audiences both young and old. The show follows the story of the eponymous ‘first female actress’, played by award-winning Gemma Arterton, as she wins the adoration of her audience and the heart of King Charles II. It scooped the award for ‘Best New Comedy’ at the Olivier’s and it’s clear to see why!
In The Heights
Like a variety of music? Then you’ll love this show! In The Heights has made its mark on the West End stage with breathtaking choreography and awe-inspiring production. What’s more, the show enjoyed major success at the Olivier Awards by winning 3 awards, including ‘Outstanding Achievement In Theatre’, ‘Best Choreographer’ (Drew McOnie) and ‘Best Supporting Actor In A Musical’ (David Bedella).
Have you seen any of the shows that have won an Oliver Award? Let us know by commenting below!