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4 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 March 2011

Live from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Radio 2 brings British theatre's premiere celebration, the Olivier Awards, to the air.

Radio 2's coverage is presented by Paul Gambaccini, with red carpet coverage by Jodie Prenger, and it will bring all the excitement of the ceremony to listeners with awards presentations; special performances from West End casts; guest artists; and international stars.

This year's awards are hosted by Imelda Staunton and Radio 2's very own Michael Ball, with Elaine Paige also presenting the the first ever Radio 2 Audience Award. The glamour and occasion can also be enjoyed by pressing the BBC Red Button on digital televisions.

  • About This Year's Awards

    The 35th Laurence Olivier Awards take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 13 March.

    The Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London's theatre. They are attended by international film and theatre stars and are broadcast in many countries around the world.

    This year's ceremony will comprise unique theatrical entertainment created especially for the occasion, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    The 2011 awards also see the return of the Audience Award for the Most Popular Show, decided entirely by members of the public and presented by BBC Radio 2.


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