The winners of this year’s Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard will be announced on Sunday 25 October in a special programme hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast on ITV and Magic Radio.
Following the cancellation, due to the pandemic, of the ceremony in April, we are delighted to be able to reveal this year’s winners in an innovative format to celebrate our globally renowned artists, both on stage and behind the scenes.
The awards show will be broadcast from different areas within the London Palladium and contain a mixture of the awards themselves, unique performances, interviews and some very special moments. Due to the ongoing situation, the majority of the show will be pre-filmed in the days leading up to the broadcasts. The main show will be broadcast on ITV, with additional awards being shown in a pre-show broadcast the same evening on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Listeners will be able to tune in to a show highlighting the winners and key moments on Magic Radio from 8pm until 10pm on Monday 26 October, with extended coverage across the week on digital radio station Magic at the Musicals. More details of performances and guests will be announced nearer the date.
Due to the minimal amount of new productions that have been able to open this year, we currently anticipate the next Olivier Awards ceremony taking place in April 2022. We will be announcing plans to celebrate the theatre industry in 2021 at a later date.
SOLT is establishing a group to carefully review criteria for the awards in future years to ensure all aspects of diversity and inclusion are considered. We would envisage announcing conclusions next Spring.
Orginal article posted on the Official London Theatre website
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