The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2013 have been announced, with the National Theatre’s A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time leading with eight nominations.
The adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel has received nominations for best theatre choreographer, best set, sound and lighting design, best director for Marianne Elliott, best supporting actress for Nicola Walker, best actor for lead Luke Treadaway and best new play.
Musical Top Hat was another popular choice for this year’s awards receiving seven nominations, including best actor and best actress in a musical nods for Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen.
High profile actors from the big and small screen featured heavily: in the best actress category Helen Mirren has been nominated for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, Kristin Scott Thomas for her role in Old Times and Billie Piper for her part in Lucy Prebble’s The Effect. The nominees for best actor include Rupert Everett for The Judas Kiss, Mark Rylance for his turn as Olivia in Twelfth Night and James McAvoy in the Trafalgar Studio’s production of Macbeth.
The awards ceremony will take place on 28 April at the Royal Opera House.
For the full list of nominations, visit www.olivierawards.com/nominations