Photo: Olivier nominees gather pre awards - can you name them all?
Many of this year's Olivier Awards nominees gathered together on stage at the West End's Theatre Royal Haymarket yesterday (9 April 2013) for a celebratory group photo, ahead of the ceremony when the winners are revealed on Sunday 28 April.
How many nominees can you identify? Click on the photo to enlarge for upclose inspection, then scroll down to check if you're right on the who's who's list below. Have fun!
The nominees in attendance at the Haymarket yesterday were:
Back row stage standing (L to R): Jon Morell, Lee Curran, Nica Burns, Kyle Soller, Dawn Reid, Emma Turner, Marianela Nunez, Hattie Morahan, Stephen Boswell, Alex Gaumond, Bill Deamer, Hildegard Bechtler, Gareth Owen, Paul Chahidi, Jenny Tiramani, Adrian Sutton, Miriam Buether, Nick Payne, Toby Mitchell, Olivia Jacobs, Annette McLaughlin and Alexandra Isaacs.
Front row stage sitting (L to R): David Wood, Kim Poster, John Miller, Billie Piper, Elliot Davis, David Garrud, Scott Graham, Tade Biesinger, Luke Treadaway, Rafe Spall, James McAvoy, Hayley Flaherty, Leigh Zimmerman, James Graham, Deka Walmsley, Sofia Escobar and Marcus Lovett.
Back row stalls standing (L to R): Caroline Horton, Debbie Kurup, Edward Snape, Matthew Mitchell, Heather Headley, Tom Chambers, Morgan Lloyd, Kate Bond and Anthony Ward.
Front row stalls sitting (L to R): Louise Dearman, Gina Beck, Summer Strallen and Kenny Wax.
The Olivier Awards, sponsored by MasterCard, are the UK’s equivalent of the Tony Awards and bring the annual theatrical awards season to a close. This year’s event on 28 April will be aired on BBC Radio 2, hosted by Ken Bruce and Anneka Rice, from 6pm, firstly interviewing the stars on the red carpet and then broadcasting the entire ceremony live. Following the ceremony on the night, ITV will then broadcast an extensive highlights programme of the awards.
HAVE YOU SEEN? In celebration of this year's Olivier Awards, proud sponsor MasterCard is running a series of "priceless theatre" competitions, including the current one in which one lucky winner will gain "rock star status" at Queen's We Will Rock You. To enter, log onto the competition page here: //wos.im/RockYou. The We Will Rock You prize draw takes place at 9:59am Monday 22 April 2013. All entrants will also be entered into a second prize draw for a VIP package for two to attend this year's Oliviers. The Oliviers prize draw also takes place on 22 April, ahead of the 2013 Olivier Awards ceremony on Sunday 28 April. Find out more on the Whatsonstage.com Discussion Forum, also sponsored this month by MasterCard.