13 April 2015 at 10.59am | 4 Comments
Last night (12 April) saw the Royal Opera House red carpet rolled out for the Olivier Awards 2015.
Winners included King Charles III, which won in the New Play category; Mark Strong who won Best Actor for his performance in the Young Vic's A View From the Bridge; and Penelope Wilton, who won Best Actress for Taken At Midnight at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Kevin Spacey was awarded a special Oliviers Honour in recognition of his hugely successful tenure as Artistic Director of the Old Vic, while former Royal Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem received a special award ahead of her farewell performances at Sadler's Wells later this year.
In the opera and dance categories, Richard Jones's English National Opera production of The Mastersingers of Nuremburg – which originated at Welsh National Opera – won in the New Opera category, while Peeping Tom and Mats Ek shared the New Dance Production prize for 32 Rue Vandenbranden and Juliet & Romeo. Crystal Pite won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her choreography in the productions of The Associates – A Picture Of You Falling, The Tempest Replica and Polaris at Sadler’s Wells. Regular Royal Opera designer Es Devlin won in the Set Design category for The Nether.