Stagetext are thrilled to see that all of the winning theatre and musical productions at this year’s Olivier Awards offered captioned performances or have captioned productions in their upcoming schedule.
This is a good increase on 2018 where 90% of winners were captioned.
The winning productions, which are either captioned by Stagetext or by trained in-house captioning teams, benefit d/Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences.
One of the big winners at last night’s Olivier Awards, Come from Away, which won four awards, has a captioned performance scheduled for July this year.
Of the nominated theatre and musical productions this year a total of 82 per cent have either had a captioned performance or are scheduled to have one later this year, these include shows such as: Six, Sweat, The Lehman Trilogy, All About Eve, and King Lear.
It’s not too late to catch some of these award-winning and nominated productions, we have the following captioned performances still to come:
The Phlebotomist | Hampstead Theatre, London | 18 April
| Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
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
| Winner for Best New Musical +3 more wins
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
| Nominated for Best New Musical +4 more nominations
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
| Nominated for Best New Play
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 winners from this year’s Olivier Awards visit https://officiallondontheatre.com/olivier-awards/year/2019/