Are we bovvered? Catherine Tate hosts 2018 Olivier Awards ceremony on 8 April

02 Mar
Author: Press Releases
Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate follows in the footsteps of Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton, Jason Manford, Clive Anderson and Anthony Head to host the UK’s biggest theatre awards. This year’s Olivier Awards take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018.

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, has announced Catherine Tate as the host of this year’s 42nd Olivier Awards ceremony.  The ceremony will be hosted at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 8 April 2018 and broadcast to the UK and worldwide.

Catherine Tate commented:

“I’m delighted to be hosting this year’s Olivier Awards. Theatre has always been a big love of mine both as a performer and as an audience member. For me it’s the shared experience that can’t be beaten. The memories I have of theatre stay with me long after the show has ended, even the productions I caught as a child, such is the power of this wonderful medium! There is so much to celebrate within the UK theatre scene and it’s my pleasure to be involved in this exciting and inspiring event.”

The Olivier Awards is also delighted to announce the 2018 Be Inspired champions, voted for by members of the public and industry.  This year’s winners include Ballet Teacher, Angela Allport; accessible theatre campaigner and reviewer, Pippa Stacey; Youth Theatre Director, Cheryl Govan; and our great StageFaves friend, editor of The Musical Theatre Appreciation Society social media platforms, Willy Mukendi (pictured below with fellow MTAS champion Lewis Snell).  The champions will attend the ceremony on 8 April to receive their plaques during the red carpet show.

2018 sees the premiere of Road to the Oliviers, a new four-part series building excitement with intimate performances, interviews with the nominees and backstage footage from nominated shows.  These will be co-produced by the Olivier Awards and Facebook, and broadcast live on 16, 23, 29 March and 6 April.

Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2018 will be hosted on Facebook on Tuesday 6 March at 1pm. Stand by for our @StageFaves #OlivierAwards live-tweeting on the day.

Mastercard continues its partnership with Society of London Theatre and its headline sponsorship of the Olivier Awards, bringing cardholders with a passion for theatre closer to the genre they love.

Full broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

Be Inspired

A message from Catherine Tate