Olivier Award-nominated shows currently in the West End

With nominations for the 2019 Olivier Awards just announced, don’t miss out on seeing some of the greatest theatre over the past 12 months. Book your tickets to these productions which have received numerous Olivier Award nominations between them and make sure you’ll be in the West End before these shows sell out!

The 2019 Olivier Awards took place on 7th April 2019.

Shows nominated for Olivier Awards you can see now

Come From Away

Come From Away

Leading the way with nine awards, Come From Away was nominated for awards including best new musical, outstanding achievement in music as well as Rachel Tucker earning an award for best supporting actress in a musical. Having recently opened at the Phoenix Theatre, make sure you head to the West End to see this heartwarming show and be welcomed into Newfoundland.

Full list of nominations:

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical (Clive Carter; Robert Hands), Best actress in a supporting role in a musical (Rachel Tucker), Outstanding achievement in music (David Hein and Irene Sankoff; Music Supervisor, Arrangements: Ian Eisendrath; Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen; Musical Director/UK Music Supervisor: Alan Berry; and the band), Best theatre choreographer (Kelly Devine), Best lighting design (Howell Binkley), Best sound design (Gareth Owen), Best director (Christopher Ashley) and best new musical.

Read all about the true stories behind Come From Away with us.


With five awards and the whole cast nominated for supporting actress in a musical, see the six wives of Henry VIII like never before at Six, currently at the Arts Theatre. With its original score nominated for an Olivier, as well as its Tudor/modern day crossover costumes nodded in the best costume category, you’ll want to see this production before you lose your head!

Full list of nominations:

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical (“The Queens” – Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Millie O’Connell, Natalie Paris, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Jarneia Richard-Noel), outstanding achievement in music (Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss, Tom Curran and Joe Beighton), best theatre choreographer (Carrie-Anne Ingrouille), best costume design (Gabriella Slade) and best new musical.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith each earn their first Olivier nomination as best actress and best actor in a musical respectively. Although the show will stay at the Aldwych Theatre for months more, the dynamic duo will leave the show next month, so there’s not long left to see them in action!

Full list of nominations:

Best actor in a musical (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith), best actress in a musical (Adrienne Warren) and best new musical.

Olivier Award-winning shows returning to London

As well as these shows, you may want to book tickets to previous Olivier Award-winning productions that are back on stages in and around London. If you’re looking to see Olivier nominated stars in shows across the West End, there’s plenty of choice to provide you with a night of unforgettable live entertainment.

War Horse

War Horse

Nominated for best new play at the 2008 Olivier Awards, War Horse went to on win two Olivier Awards as well as best play at the 2011 Tony Awards when the show transferred to Broadway. The story of Albert and his horse Joey in World War One, War Horse has entranced millions of theatregoers worldwide who have fallen in love with the story, as well as the presentation of Joey through the Handspring Puppet Company. Returning to London as part of its most recent tour, War Horse will be the first production at the newly-built Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, where it will be staged later in the year.