The Olivier Awards will stage a very special concert next year featuring a host of acclaimed West End stars to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The Oliviers In Concert will take place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 25 January, as well as being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 for anyone who can’t make it to watch the evening of stellar entertainment.
Marking the beginning of the hugely prestigious annual award ceremony’s 40th year, the concert promises to be a not-to-be-missed chance for theatre fans and will feature an illustrious line-up of soon to be announced theatre stars.
The company will perform a selection of songs from celebrated musicals accompanied by the renowned BBC Concert Orchestra. The audience will have the further privileged of seeing the hugely popular orchestra conducted by its Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart.
The Oliviers In Concert joins the previously announced Curtain Up! exhibition as part of the milestone celebrations, with the exhibition that looks at the unique relationship between the West End and Broadway opening at the V&A in February prior to its New York run at the Lincoln Center.
Organised by the Society of London Theatre, the Olivier Awards were established in 1976 and have subsequently become the most respected theatre award in the UK.
The list of winners who have collected one of the coveted bronze statuettes over the past 40 years reads like a Who’s Who of theatre, with many of the world’s best loved performers and theatre makers previous recipients, from actors Judi Dench, Angela Lansbury, Kevin Spacey and Mark Strong to writers and theatrical legends Peter Hall, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joan Littlewood and Gillian Lynne.
You can ensure you are at the Royal Festival Hall to witness the evening of theatre history by buying tickets here.