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Olivier Awards to be hosted by Hannah Waddingham

Waddingham will return to the Royal Albert Hall!

Hannah Waddingham, © Dan Wooller

Further details have been revealed for this year’s Olivier Awards.

This year, the event will take place on Sunday 14 April at the Royal Albert Hall – with choreographer Anthony Van Laast (Tina) set to serve as creative director. Also on the creative team are orchestrator Mark Cumberland and lighting designer Ben Cracknell alongside conductor and arranger Gareth Valentine (Wicked, Cats, Miss Saigon).

Emmy Award-winner Hannah Waddingham (Hocus Pocus 2, Ted Lasso) will host the awards for the second time, it has been revealed today.

Waddingham grew her career in the world of musicals, having appeared in The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods and more. She won a WhatsOnStage Award for her turn in the former in 2012.

Waddingham said: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be invited back to play at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards two years in a row. It’s my total honour to be celebrating another magnificent year of London Theatre. Let’s do this!”