The Olivier Awards 2012

The Olivier Awards 2012


Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball, currently basking in the glow of critical acclaim for their show Sweeney Todd, present the awards ceremony that celebrates achievement in the theatre. Will Matilda (which secured ten nominations) sweep the board? Can Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller score a joint win for Frankenstein in the best actor category?

Ken Bruce hosts Radio 2’s coverage live from London’s Royal Opera House, while Anneka Rice chats to key personalities on the red carpet. Among those set to impress with performances on the night are the casts of Singin’ in the Rain, South Pacific and The Wizard of Oz.


Ken Bruce and Anneka Rice introduce coverage of the annual prize-giving ceremony from London's Royal Opera House, which is hosted by Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball. Including performances by the casts of Matilda the Musical, Singing in the Rain, South Pacific, Ghost and Shrek the Musical. Radio 2 regular Tim Rice is among the recipients, receiving a special award for his outstanding contribution to musical theatre.