Watch: Olivier Award 2018 nominees on their inspirations

By Robin Johnson, Published March 14, 2018

Pride. Joy. Elation. A sudden urge to rush to the nearest swanky shops ahead of Sunday 8 April. There must be a whole range of thoughts and emotions running through your head once you hear you’re an Olivier Award nominee.

So at the recent Olivier Awards with Mastercard nominees’ celebration, we thought we’d find out just how it feels – by asking the class of 2018. Many also told us who inspired their love of theatre. Check out their responses below.

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Catherine Tate will host the  Olivier Awards with Mastercard ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April, and they will be broadcast to the UK and worldwide.

Want to be there? Tickets to theatre’s biggest night are available exclusively for Mastercard cardholders via

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