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2010 Olivier Awards

Stars Hope for Olivier Awards

The winners of the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards, the highest honours in British theatre, will be announced later this month at a glamorous ceremony held in London. High profile newcomers and established stars will be keeping their fingers crossed for success on the night.

Spotlight on Drama

The spotlight will fall on drama this year with Royal Court productions Enron and Jerusalem both gaining six nominations each. The Misanthrope, starring Keira Knightly, is also a leading contender with three nominations, including ‘Best Revival’.

Notable performers in the running are Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook (Jerusalem), James Earl Jones (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Rowan Atkinson (Oliver!) and Sheila Hancock (Sister Act).

Public Vote for Favourite Show

A new award sees the theatregoing public given the chance to vote for their favourite long-running show. An initial shortlist of 20 was whittled down to just five - Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse, We Will Rock You and Wicked.

The Phantom of the Opera is by far the longest running show. War Horse is the only non-musical remaining. We Will Rock You has a fanatical following; whilst Billy Elliot and Wicked have wide appeal. Fans have until 17th March to vote for their favourite.

You can vote your favorite show here:

Published: 16/03/2010 10:31:46