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Captioning the Olivier Nominees

©David Levene

The nominations for the 2019 Olivier Awards were announced this month and of all the shows and productions that are up for awards, 82 per cent of them have been captioned or have a captioned performance scheduled for this year.

This is an increase from 2018, where 77 percent of all nominees were captioned.

Some of the most succesful shows we worked on over the last year are up for awards, including Company, Tina Turner The Musical, and Sweat, but there is still a chance to catch some of the nominated shows.

Nominees with upcoming captioned performances are:

The Price | Wyndham's Theatre, London | 8 April
Two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon, meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York brownstone. Revelation follows stunning revelation as each brother realises the price they have paid for heartbreaking decisions made decades earlier.

The Phlebotomist | Hampstead Theatre, London | 18 April
Ella Road’s debut play is a powerfully provocative vision of a dystopian future, questioning the value we place on one another, whether knowledge really is power, and if love truly can conquer all.

Come From Away | Pheonix Theatre, London | 2 July
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada in the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

Six | Arts Theatre, London | 5 July
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Sweat | Gielgud Theatre, London | 10 July
Sweat is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that Lynn Nottage wrote following her experience spending time with the people of Reading, Pennsylvania. Her tale of friends pitted against each other by big business, and the decline of the American Dream will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre after a sold-out run at The Donmar Warehouse, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director Lynette Linton.

See a full list of nominations on the Olivier website: https://officiallondontheatre.com/olivier-awards/year/2019/

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