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Olivier Awards 2012: My recommendations
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Come on ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS!, National Theatre


BEST DIRECTOR - Nicholas Hytner - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton
BEST NEW PLAY - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton
BEST ACTOR - James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton
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The Olivier Awards Website can be found here:
http://www.olivierawards.com/

Admittedly, both yvaine24 and captivebird have beaten me to this story, but very belatedly I am listing the riders that I am backing in the Olivier Awards.

BEST NEW PLAY - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton

BEST REVIVAL - Noises Off at the Old Vic

BEST ACTOR - Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller - Frankenstein at the Olivier, but also James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton

BEST NEW MUSICAL - London Road at the Cottesloe

BEST DIRECTOR - (Obviously!) Nicholas Hytner - One Man, Two Guvnors at the Lyttelton

BEST SOUND DESIGN - Frankenstein at the Olivier

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE - The Design Team for their work on the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House

BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION - Some Like It Hip Hop by ZooNation at the Peacock

The Olivier Awards Ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 15 April.


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The NT archive might become my new best friend for mornings before matinees. :-)) The Frankenstein script was terrible – disjointed and at times crass and puerile. The cast with the exception of the lead pair and Karl Johnston poorly chosen and lacking cohesion. And yet the production was a phenomenon for reasons beyond Benedict's performance involving Danny Boyle, dual leads swapping, Underworld soundscape, searing lighting, that damned bell reverberating through the auditorium, the amazing rotating pod onstage start, word of mouth and fan reaction. I was astounded that so many school parties were taken to see it – including my own son. Overall it was a majorly successful theatrical event despite its faults. But I wouldn't rush to see another play written by Nick Dear...

I 100% agree with everything you say re Frankenstein!

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