What better way to experience all things British theatre than with the British Olivier Awards.
I was so lucky to attend this coveted event in New York.
Yes whilst the actual event took place at the Royal Opera House in London - New York Lincoln Centre hosted a live telecast event bringing together both the British theatre community in New York and local directors, actors and theatre goers to celebrate the experience right here in the big apple!
It is an annual event brought together by the Society of London Theatre - notable named after the great Sir Laurence Oliver.
This year it was the 40th Anniversary of the Awards!
See the video highlights from the event here:
wearing my Henry London watch - feeling rather British!
snap happy with this one :)
a starlet in the making!
These two were just the cutest couple eva!
I want to thank my mum and dad and well yes it's been a long journey haha
never to early for vino blanco
some horderves - British style :)
gathering for the big event
some of the costumes on display were truly exquisite - makes you want to run away and become a Broadway star!
had to get e pic next to this amazing ensemble!
the theatre costumes on display were truly enchanting
let's go inside the Olivier Awards in this video
inside the big event
Kinky boots tribute!
the lady of the hour Dame Judi Dench
Some recognizable faces on the big day! Cyndi Lauper and the always magnificent Dame Judy Dench
And the event coincided with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death - there were many tributes to the great literally giant and his countless works! He was definitely with us in spirit - even at the venue there were installations in his honor - celebrating Shakespeare in America
And in case you were wondering.....
Best Actor Kenneth Cranham for The Father at Wyndham’s Theatre
Best Actress Denise Gough for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman
Best Director Robert Icke for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical David Bedella for In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical Lara Pulver for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Best Musical Revival Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Best Actor in a Musical Matt Henry for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
Best Actress in a Musical Imelda Staunton for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
MasterCard Best New Musical Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
And a little tribute to the man himself Larry - Sir Laurence Olivier
Born in England in 1907, Laurence Olivier was one of the most acclaimed actors of the 20th century, known for his career-defining performances of Shakespearean roles on stage and screen, as well memorable turns in modern classics such as Wuthering Heights and Marathon Man. He was knighted by King George VI and later made Baron Olivier of Brighton by Queen Elizabeth II, who also gave him the Order of Merit. Outside of his acting career, Olivier is remembered for his love affair and tempestuous marriage to actress Vivien Leigh.
lol they certainly don't make trailers like this anymore - Warner Bros says "You'll love this"
I found this captivating screen test between Laurence and his wife Vivien