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Olivier Awards seeks 2016 judges

Applications are now open for members of the general public to apply to become one of the public panellists who will help judge the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard.

Olivier Awards unite with This Morning

The Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard has revealed it has joined forces with the hugely popular ITV daytime programme This Morning to present this year’s coveted Audience Award.

Olivier Awards 2015 date announced

The 39th Olivier Awards with MasterCard will take place on 12 April 2015 with the prestigious ceremony returning to the stunning surroundings of the Royal Opera House.

Olivier winners' reactions: musicals

We spoke to the casts and creative teams behind some of the biggest, best and – for 2014 in particular – most controversial musicals about what it meant to take home this year’s Olivier Awards.

Olivier winners' reactions: plays

We were backstage at the Olivier Awards with MasterCard to capture the elation of those who had just collected a statuette for their work on some of the greatest plays of the past year.

Almeida wins big at 2014 Olivier Awards

The Almeida Theatre led the way at the Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard, collecting eight awards from its 10 nominations.

Olivier Awards: First half round-up

The Almeida Theatre has enjoyed incredible success in the first half of the Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard, collecting six awards for its acclaimed productions of Ghosts and Chimerica.

“Important” Olivier nomination praised

Rosalie Craig has called her fellow nominee Katherine Kingsley’s Olivier Award nomination for a Shakespearean role “very important” for the industry, revealing at this week’s Nominees Lunch it was an inspiration for other actors attempting to forge a career in both musical theatre and drama.

Hayley Atwell hints at stage return

Olivier Award nominee Hayley Atwell has hinted at plans to return to the London stage in 2015 after receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her recent performance in The Pride.

ABBA’s men reunite for Olivier Awards

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, the male half of hit Swedish pop group ABBA, will join the cast of Mamma Mia! on stage at the Olivier Awards with MasterCard to bring the spectacular ceremony to a close.

Gemma Arterton hosts Olivier Awards

Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan will oversee proceedings at the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards ceremony next month when they host the Olivier Awards with MasterCard.

Maria Friedman & Menier hint at reunion

Maria Friedman, who is nominated for the coveted Best Director accolade at this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard after making her directorial debut with Merrily We Roll Along in 2013, has hinted that another collaboration with the Menier Chocolate Factory could be in the offing.

Hit musicals lead Olivier nominations

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Merrily We Roll Along, two of this year’s hit musicals, lead this year's Olivier Awards with MasterCard nominations with a staggering seven nominations apiece.

Olivier nominations to be streamed

Theatre fans around the world will be able to watch this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard nominations revealed live, when the announcement event is live streamed on Monday 10 March.

ITV & Piazza return for 2014 Oliviers

Highlights from the 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard will once again be broadcast on mainstream television in a special programme to be presented on ITV shortly after the glittering ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on 13 April.

Lesley Manville, winner of the Best Actress Award for Ghosts (Photo: Pamela Raith)