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Nominations by show

32 Rue Vandenbranden  at Barbican Theatre

This hypnotic piece wowed audiences with cinematic design and its incredible display of physical prowess that required the performers to contort, bend and levitate.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Dance Production  Winner

Andrea Chénier  at Royal Opera House

Jonas Kaufmann took the title role in David McVicar’s production of Umberto Giordano's passionate opera about liberty and love during the French Revolution.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical  at Aldwych Theatre

Starring Katie Brayben, this critically acclaimed production charts Carole King’s journey from school girl to superstar through her incredible back catalogue of hits.

Nominated for:

  • Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
  • MasterCard Best New Musical
  • Best Actress in a Musical  Winner
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical  Winner
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Theatre Choreographer

Benvenuto Cellini  at London Coliseum

Terry Gilliam took the helm of this exuberant production of Berlioz’s challenging opera, producing a triumph of theatrical vitality.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Opera Production

Billy Elliot The Musical  at Victoria Palace Theatre

Lee Hall and Stephen Daldry’s inspirational musical about a boy who prefers ballet to boxing features music by Elton John.

Nominated for:

  • This Morning Audience Award

Blithe Spirit  at Gielgud Theatre

Michael Blakemore directed Dame Angela Lansbury as dotty psychic Madame Arcati alongside Janie Dee and Charles Edwards in Noël Coward’s inventive comedy.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role  Winner

Bosque Ardora  at Barbican Theatre

Flamenco star Rocio Molina continued to push the boundaries of traditional dance in this Dance Umbrella show drawing on animal instincts.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Bull  at Young Vic

Mike Bartlett’s tense drama gave office politics and workplace bullying the feel of a bullfight or a boxing match.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre  Winner

Cats  at London Palladium

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic returned to the West End and once again wowed with its superb choreography, eccentric songs and showstopping performances.

Nominated for:

  • Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

City Of Angels  at Donmar Warehouse

An all-star cast appeared in Josie Rourke’s stylish production of the rarely performed film noir-inspired musical featuring a sensational jazz score.

Nominated for:

  • Magic Radio Best Musical Revival  Winner
  • White Light Award for Best Lighting Design  Winner
  • Best Director
  • Best Costume Design
  • XL Video Award for Best Set Design

The Crucible  at Old Vic

An imposing Richard Armitage starred in internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber’s chillingly atmospheric, exhilarating take on Arthur Miller’s classic American drama.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Revival

Dance ‘Til Dawn  at Aldwych Theatre

Delightful dance, Hollywood glamour and a script full of silly wit came together in the latest showcase for Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Nominated for:

  • Best Entertainment & Family

Dialogues Des Carmélites  at Royal Opera House

British soprano Sally Matthews led Robert Carsen’s simplistic and intelligent staging of this sublime French Revolution-set opera.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Opera Production

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical  at Savoy Theatre

Previous Olivier Award winner Robert Lindsay led the cast of Jerry Mitchell’s take on the 1988 film about two conmen vying for supremacy in the French Riviera.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
  • Best Theatre Choreographer

Electra  at Old Vic

Previous Olivier Award winner Kristin Scott Thomas took the title role in Sophocles’ tragic tale of revenge in a stunning production staged in-the-round by Ian Rickson.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress

Elixir Festival  at Sadler's Wells

Created by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, The Elders Project brought retired dancers back to the Sadler’s Wells stage rejoicing in their differing stories.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds  at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

In James Fritz’s play, rife with contemporary issues, a teenager’s assault leads to revelation after revelation that threaten to tear a family apart.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Die Frau Ohne Schatten  at Royal Opera House

Exquisite and resounding, Richard Strauss’ complex score was brought exhilaratingly to life in this visually and musically masterful take on the epic fairytale.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Opera Production

The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess  at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Timothy Sheader once again proved an unstoppable force for reinvigorating musical classics with a spectacular cast performing against the stunning surroundings of Regent’s Park.

Nominated for:

  • Magic Radio Best Musical Revival

The Girl Of The Golden West  at London Coliseum

Two-time Olivier Award winner Richard Jones stunned audiences at the London Coliseum with his stylistically simple take on Puccini’s masterpiece.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Opera  Winner

Good People  at Hampstead Theatre

Previous Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton played a sharp-tongued single mother in David Lindsay-Abaire’s witty and touching South Boston-set drama, directed by Jonathan Kent.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress

Handbagged  at Vaudeville Theatre

Moira Buffini’s critically acclaimed comedy took a speculative look at the relationship between two of the 21st century’s most influential women, the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Comedy

Here Lies Love  at National Theatre Dorfman

Audiences were invited to take their place on the dance floor for the Public Theater's immersive musical theatre experience featuring heart-pounding music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Nominated for:

  • Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
  • MasterCard Best New Musical
  • Best Theatre Choreographer

Hetty Feather  at Vaudeville Theatre

The spectacle of the circus came to the West End with the stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s fantastical popular children’s novel, Hetty Feather.

Nominated for:

  • Best Entertainment & Family

The House That Will Not Stand  at Tricycle Theatre

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, Marcus Gardley’s bewitching drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo featured a cast including Martina Laird and Tanya Moodie.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Jersey Boys  at Piccadilly Theatre

Telling the incredible story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, this gripping, stylish jukebox musical features more than 30 of the band’s greatest hits.

Nominated for:

  • This Morning Audience Award

King Charles III  at Almeida Theatre

Mike Bartlett’s future history play King Charles III imagined a future in which Prince Charles sticks to his beliefs, triggering an almost King Lear-ish collapse.

Nominated for:

  • White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actor
  • Virgin Atlantic Best New Play  Winner
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role

L'Ormindo  at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

Directed by the Royal Opera’s Director Kasper Holten, this production of Francesco Cavalli’s 1644 opera drew on the conventions in London at the time of its original staging.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Liberian Girl  at Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Diana Nneka Atuona's debut play told one girl’s story of survival inspired by the events that unfolded in Liberia between 1989 and 2003.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Made In Dagenham  at Adelphi Theatre

Gemma Arterton stars in this stage adaptation of the 2010 British film about sewing machinists in Dagenham’s Ford car plant who took a stand for equal pay.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Musical
  • XL Video Award for Best Set Design

The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg  at London Coliseum

Comedy reigned in this fun and lyrical retelling of Wagner’s drama by two-time Olivier Award winner Richard Jones.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Opera Production  Winner

Matilda The Musical  at Cambridge Theatre

The RSC’s hit adaptation of Roald Dahl’s magical classic features an incredible ensemble of talented youngsters who wow performing Tim Minchin’s wickedly witty songs.

Nominated for:

  • This Morning Audience Award

Mats Ek’s Juliet And Romeo  at Sadler's Wells

To celebrate its 240th birthday, the legendary company proved its modern credentials bringing this classic story into the 21st century with a dark, urban twist.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Dance Production  Winner

Memphis The Musical  at Shaftesbury Theatre

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly lead the cast of this feel-good musical tale of fame and forbidden love featuring music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan.

Nominated for:

  • Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music
  • Best Actor in a Musical
  • MasterCard Best New Musical
  • Best Actress in a Musical
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
  • Best Sound Design  Winner
  • Best Theatre Choreographer  Winner

Miss Saigon  at Prince Edward Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production returned to the West End, wowing once again with its epic love story and Boublil and Schönberg’s stunning score.

Nominated for:

  • Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
  • Best Actor in a Musical

Moses Und Aron  at Royal Opera House

The Welsh National Opera Chorus stole the show in Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito’s highly charged production of Arnold Schoenberg's unfinished opera.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Opera

My Night With Reg  at Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar Warehouse’s production of Kevin Elyot’s seminal comedy boasted an incredible ensemble cast who proved Elyot’s warm and poignant play a British classic.

Nominated for:

  • Best Revival

The Nether  at Duke of York's Theatre

An internet thriller set in 2050 intelligently tackling testing questions and modern taboos, Jennifer Haley’s The Nether found a new form for police procedurals.

Nominated for:

  • Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
  • XL Video Award for Best Set Design  Winner
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Play That Goes Wrong  at Duchess Theatre

Mischief Theatre’s farce combines slapstick and physical comedy to tell the hilarious story of a theatre company’s attempt to stage a 1920s murder mystery.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Comedy  Winner

The Ruling Class  at Trafalgar Studios 1

James McAvoy plays a man who believes he’s God in Jamie Lloyd’s triumphant revival of Peter Barnes’ revolutionary assault on the aristocracy.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actor

The Scottsboro Boys  at Garrick Theatre

Based on true events, Kander and Ebb’s provocative musical tells the story of nine young black men whose lives are changed forever by a single lie.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actor in a Musical

Shakespeare In Love  at Noël Coward Theatre (Albery)

Directed by Declan Donnellan, Lee Hall’s adaptation of the classic romantic comedy film follows a young William Shakespeare as he struggles with writer’s block.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Comedy

Skylight  at Wyndham's Theatre

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy were electric in Stephen Daldry’s compelling production of David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning play staged on a striking set by Bob Crowley.

Nominated for:

  • Best Revival

La Soirée  at La Soirée's Spiegeltent

The pre-eminent cabaret show returned to London with its stunning, funny and challenging blend of music, performance, acrobatics and acts that make your jaw drop.

Nominated for:

  • Best Entertainment & Family  Winner

A Streetcar Named Desire  at Young Vic

Benedict Andrews set his Gillian Anderson-led production in modern day New Orleans, earning near universal acclaim for its intimate staging and emotionally raw performances.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress
  • Best Revival

Sunny Afternoon  at Hampstead Theatre

This critically acclaimed musical charts the euphoric highs and agonising lows of The Kinks through the iconic rock band’s greatest hits.

Nominated for:

  • Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music  Winner
  • Best Actor in a Musical  Winner
  • MasterCard Best New Musical  Winner
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical  Winner
  • Best Sound Design

Tabac Rouge  at Sadler's Wells

This stunning production boasted an imposing set of mirrors providing a dramatic backdrop to a surreal dreamlike epic combining mystery, music and movement.

Nominated for:

  • Best New Dance Production

Taken At Midnight  at Haymarket, Theatre Royal

The debut play by Mark Hayhurst is an emotional and brutal drama telling the true story of Nazi-battling Irmgard Litten.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress  Winner
  • Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The Tempest Replica  at Sadler's Wells

Presented as an onstage storyboard, Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite took inspiration from the motifs in Shakespeare’s The Tempest for this haunting original piece.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance  Winner

A View From The Bridge  at Young Vic

Mark Strong, Nicola Walker and Phoebe Fox gave remarkable performances in Ivo Van Hove’s innovative and hugely powerful take on Arthur Miller’s classic.

Nominated for:

  • Best Revival  Winner
  • White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
  • Best Director  Winner
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actor  Winner
  • XL Video Award for Best Set Design
  • Best Sound Design

Wicked  at Apollo Victoria Theatre

This magical musical telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz continues to impress with its soaring music and incredible design.

Nominated for:

  • This Morning Audience Award  Winner

The Winter's Tale  at Royal Opera House

Christopher Wheeldon’s extraordinary full-evening ballet gave Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation a bold and daring dance makeover.

Nominated for:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Wolf Hall  at Aldwych Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company elegantly transformed 1,082 pages of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning historical novels into six hours of scintillating theatre.

Nominated for:

  • White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
  • Best Director
  • Best Costume Design  Winner
  • Virgin Atlantic Best New Play
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role  Winner

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown The Musical  at Playhouse Theatre

Tamsin Greig made her musical theatre debut alongside Hadyn Gwnne in this surprising, heart-breaking adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s cult film.

Nominated for:

  • Best Actress in a Musical
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical