What better way to celebrate being nominated for UK theatre’s most prestigious award than with a relaxed gathering with fellow nominees before the nervous excitement of the ceremony?
What better way indeed, which is why earlier this week nominees for the Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard could be found sipping champagne, nibbling canapés and mingling like networking professionals at the pool room of the Haymarket Hotel.
As Rafe Spall chatted to James McAvoy and Tom Chambers caught up with Summer Strallen, our photographer, Pamela Raith, captured all the goings on.
Will Young, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Cabaret
Trevor Nunn, Director of Best Musical Revival nominated show, Kiss Me Kate
Tom Chambers, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Top Hat
Summer Strallen, nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for Top Hat
Sofia Escobar, star of BBC Radio 2 Audience Award nominated show, The Phantom Of The Opera
Richard McCabe, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Audience
Best Actor Nominee Rafe Spall with playwright Nick Payne and Olivier Award nominated lighting designer Lee Curran, all from Best New Play nominee, Constellations
Luke Treadaway, nominated for Best Actor for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Leigh Zimmerman, nominated for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for A Chorus Line
Kyle Soller, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jenny Tiramani, nominated for Best Costume Design for Twelfth Night
Heather Headley, nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for The Bodyguard
Hattie Morahan, nominated for Best Actress for A Doll’s House
Debbie Kurup, nominated for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for The Bodyguard
David Garrud, Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell from Best Entertainment and Family nominated show, Room On The Broom
Cush Jumbo, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Julius Caesar
Cush Jumbo, Paul Chahidi, Annette McLaughlin, Hayley Flaherty and James McAvoy
Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd, creators of You Me Bum Bum Train nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre