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In Memoriam 2019

Each year the Olivier Awards takes a moment during the ceremony to remember those members of the London theatre community who have sadly passed away in the previous year.

Only a certain number of individuals can be included in the film shown on the night of the ceremony (which can be seen above) due to time constraints in the broadcast, but all names notified to us are included in this “In Memoriam” section on the website. The cut-off date for inclusion is 10 days before the ceremony. The 2019 ceremony cut-off date was 28 March 2019.

In general, the Olivier Awards will use the following as guiding criteria:

  • The person must have done a significant body of work in SOLT theatres.
  • Being a past Olivier winner will automatically lead to inclusion in the televised section.

This year, the Olivier Awards remembers:

Scott Ambler – Dancer and Choreographer

Thea Nerissa Barnes – Dancer and Choreographer

Alex Beckett – Actor

Peter Benson – Actor

Cicely Berry CBE – Voice Coach

John Bluthal – Actor

Daniel Bolton – Actor

Mark Bramble – Writer and Director

Montserrat Caballé – Opera Singer

Carol Channing – Actress

Janis Claxton – Choreographer

Louise Clifford – Theatre Director, Beck Theatre

Kevin Colson – Actor

David Conville OBE – Actor and Director

Calum Cunningham – Theatre Manager

Windsor Davies – Actor

Elyse Dodgson MBE – Director

Fenella Fielding OBE – Actress

Albert Finney – Actor

Fred Foster – Lighting Designer

Liz Fraser – Actress

Ron Freeman – Wig and Makeup Master

Janet Glass – Agent

John Purdy Greenwood – Carpenter and Production Manager

Victor Hochhauser CBE – Producer

Teddy Johnson – Singer and Entertainer

Lindsay Kemp – Dancer, Choreographer and Mime Artist

Josie Kidd – Actress

Oliver Knussen CBE – Composer and Conductor

Ralph Koltai CBE RDI – Theatre Designer and Fine Artist

Michel Legrand – Composer

Bernard Lloyd – Actor

Dame Gillian Lynne DBE – Choreographer

Galt MacDermot – Composer

Marin Mazzie – Actress

Liliane Montevecchi – Actress

Christina Nash – Scenic Artist and Prop Maker

Dave Palmer – Sound Engineer

André Previn KBE – Conductor and Composer

Katie Salmon – Head of Wardrobe

Neil Simon – Playwright

Richard Swerrun – Actor

Clive Swift – Actor

Michael Thomas – Actor

Robert C. Thomas – Theatre Accountant

Leonard Weir – Actor

Duncan C. Weldon – Producer

Sheila White – Actress

Hugh Whitemore – Playwright

Dame June Whitfield DBE – Actress

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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.