This evening at 8pm on the dot I’ll be sat in front of the TV with my cat and a cup of tea ready to watch the highlights from this years Olivier Awards. I was amongst the many theatre fanatics who took to twitter on Sunday Evening to share our excitement/disappointment as the ceremony was underway. I have to say that whilst every single nomination was highly deserving, I thought some of the results were questionable.
A month ago in early March, I was astounded to see numerous incredibly deserving performances missed off from the list of nominations. Most of these were from Half a Sixpence, which I believe was
completely overlooked. Firstly, and most astonishingly for me, Andrew Wright’s wonderful choreography was not recognised. I was also disappointed to see Devon-Elise Johns go without a nomination as well as the show as a whole for best musical/revival. Skip to Sunday Night’s ceremony and not one Half a Sixpence win. Very disappointing if you ask me.
I was really pleased to see the kids from School of Rock recognised for their ‘Outstanding Achievement in Music’. What an inspiration for young children looking to learn an instrument, highly deserved! As a huge Sheridan Smith fan since her Elle Woods days I was disappointed that she didn’t come away with Best Actress, but Amber Riley certainly does have a powerful pair of lungs. Having already had regrets that I never caught Groundhog Day before it closed, their wins on Sunday made that regret ever stronger! I hope the rumours are true that it will be back in the West End soon because I’ll definitely be there. HP and the Cursed Child dominated which I always find a bit disappointing. I personally like the love to be spread out nice and fairly but that is most probably why I am not a judge!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to watching the highlights this evening. Join me on twitter for a tweet along! Comment down below your thoughts on this years Olivier Awards!
Check out my reviews of Half a Sixpence and School of Rock which is coming soon !