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Olivier Winners 1976

Designer of the Year

Winner: Farrah for Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych

Nominees:

  • Eileen Diss for The Family Dance at the Criterion
  • Farrah for Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Ralph Koltai for Old World and Wild Oats, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Alan Tagg for Confusions at the Apollo, Donkey’s Years at the Globe and Same Time Next Year at the Prince of Wales

Director of the Year

Winner: Jonathan Miller for The Three Sisters at the Cambridge

Nominees:

  • Buzz Goodbody for Occupations and King Lear
  • Terry Hands for Old World, Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych and The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • Jonathan Miller for The Three Sisters at the Cambridge
  • Alan Strachan for Confusions, Shakespeare’s People and Yahoo at the Apollo

Actor of the Year in a Revival

Winner: Alan Howard for Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych

Nominees:

  • Tom Conti for Don Juan and The Devil’s Disciple, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Albert Finney for Hamlet and Tamburlaine the Great at the National Theatre
  • Alan Howard for Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Emrys James for Henry IV and Henry V, RSC at the Aldwych

Actress of the Year in a Revival

Winner: Dorothy Tutin for A Month In The Country at the Albery

Nominees:

  • Susan Fleetwood for The Playboy Of The Western World, Hamlet and Tamburlaine The Great at the National Theatre
  • Geraldine McEwan for On Approval at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Dorothy Tutin for A Month In The Country at the Albery
  • Googie Withers for The Cherry Orchard and An Ideal Husband

Actor of the Year in a New Play
Winner: Paul Copley for For King And Country at the Mermaid

Nominees:

  • Richard Beckinsale for Funny Peculiar at the Garrick
  • Paul Copley for For King and Country at the Mermaid
  • Frank Finlay for Watch It Come Down and Weapons Of Happiness at the National Theatre
  • Alec McCowen for The Family Dance at the Criterion

Actress of the Year in a New Play

Winner: Peggy Ashcroft for Old World, RSC at the Aldwych

Nominees:

  • Peggy Ashcroft for Old World, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Pauline Collins for Engaged at the National Theatre
  • Penelope Keith for Donkeys’ Years, at the Globe
  • Joan Plowright for The Bed Before Yesterday at the Lyric

Comedy Performance of the Year

Winner: Penelope Keith for Donkeys’ Years, at the Globe

Nominees:

  • Peter Barkworth for Crown Matrimonial at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Richard Beckinsale for Funny Peculiar at the Garrick
  • Penelope Keith for Donkeys’ Years at the Globe
  • Geraldine McEwan for Oh, Coward at the Criterion

Supporting Artist of the Year

Winner: Margaret Courtenay for Separate Tables at the Apollo

Nominees:

  • Margaret Courtenay for Separate Tables at the Apollo
  • Bill Fraser for The Fool, M. Perrichon’s Travels, Twelfth Night, The Circle at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Trevor Peacock for Henry IV, Henry V and The Merry Wives Of Windsor, RSC at the Aldwych
  • Andre Van Gyseghem for Henry IV and Hamlet, RSC at the Aldwych

Comedy of the Year

Winner: Donkeys’ Years by Michael Frayn at the Globe

Nominees:

  • The Bed Before Yesterday by Ben Travers at the Lyric
  • Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn at the Apollo
  • Donkeys’ Years by Michael Frayn at the Globe
  • Funny Peculiar by Mike Stott at the Garrick

Musical of the Year

Winner: A Chorus Line conceived by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood & Nicolas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlish, lyrics by Edward Kleban, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Nominees:

  • A Chorus Line conceived by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood & Nicolas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlish, lyrics by Edward Kleban at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Ipi-Tombi by Bertah Egnos and Gail Lakier at Her Majesty’s
  • Side By Side By Sondheim, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Sytephen Sondheim and others including Richard Rodgers and Julie Styne at the Wyndham’s
  • Very Good Eddie by Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, lyrics by P.G Wodehouse at the Piccadilly

Play of the Year

Winner: Dear Daddy by Denis Cannan at the Ambassadors

Nominees:

  • Dear Daddy by Denis Cannan at the Ambassadors
  • For King And Country by John Wilson at the Mermaid
  • Funny Peculiar by Mike Stott at the Garrick
  • Old World by Arbuzov, adapted by A Nicolaeff, RSC at the Aldwych

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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.