To paraphrase a Les Misérables classic, “10 days more…” That’s how far, at the time I set this feature live, we are from the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard.
As we edge closer to the biggest theatrical evening of the year – 3 April at the Royal Opera House – the stars of the Magic Radio Audience Award shortlisted shows have been giving us a cheeky insight into what it’s like to star in a West End show.
Today, Les Mis’ Marius, Craig Mather, shows us that fighting battles on barricades, falling in love and breaking hearts requires a hearty breakfast, a handful of throat sweets and enough hats to make Boy George jealous:
Breakfast in bed for the Mrs…
Which hat shall I wear today?
“When I get to Warwick Avenue” Off to work.
But first a quick hello at my @Weca_UK workshop
Warm up at Queen’s Theatre (sponsored by Jakemans)
Playlist for our daily press ups with @bradleyjaden
First costume change of the day. Muddy convict 2460…2 (damn it!)
Us attempting a Marius and Enjolras photo pre-Paris
Two shows nearly over, so time to unwind with my guitar
The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard will be announced in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 3 April. You can be part of the celebration at our Covent Garden Piazza event that will feature live performances from all the Magic Radio Audience Award shortlisted shows and a live stream of the ceremony. You can also watch extended highlights of the show on ITV at 22:15. Keep up to date with all the latest Olivier Awards news by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and by following the Olivier Awards on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.