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15/04/2012

Ken Bruce is live at London's Royal Opera House capturing the news, performances and interviews from the biggest night in the British theatre calendar.

Ken Bruce is live at London's Royal Opera House, for the Olivier Awards as BBC Radio 2 brings the glamour and excitement of the biggest night in the British theatre calendar to the airwaves. He is joined by Anneka Rice, who's on the red carpet, interviewing the stars as they arrive.

Critically-acclaimed Sweeney Todd stars, Imelda Staunton and Radio 2's own Michael Ball, host the 36th Laurence Olivier Awards, which celebrate performance, direction, choreography and technical achievements across theatre, musical theatre, opera and dance.

The RSC's Matilda The Musical leads this year's shortlist, with nominations in ten categories; while The National Theatre lead the way for plays with an impressive 15 nominations, including recognition for hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, musical London Road, and Danny Boyle's Frankenstein.

This year also sees the return of the Audience Award for the Most Popular Show, decided entirely by members of the public and presented by Radio 2. Billy Elliot The Musical, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables and Wicked are the four shows that have made it onto the shortlist, as announced on the Elaine Paige Show back in February.

And another Radio 2 regular, Sir Tim Rice, will receive the Special Award in recognition of a career which has seen him win Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy Awards, been recognised with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, and inducted into the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame.

This year's ceremony will also include performances from the casts of Matilda, Singing In The Rain, South Pacific, Ghost, Betty Blue Eyes, The Wizard of Oz. London Road, Shrek the Musical and more, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Sun 15 Apr 2012 17:30

Music Played

  • We Will Rock You London Cast

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Artist: BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell Artist: Brian May Artist: Arts Ed Choir

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    I'm Outta Here (Ghost)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Naughty (Matilda)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Nobody (Betty Blue Eyes)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Freak Flag (Shrek)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Elipse (Movement 4 from Limen)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Our Love Is Here To Stay

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Good Morning (Singin' In The Rain)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    I Got Rhythm (Crazy For You)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    There Is Nothing Like A Dame

    Artist: Original London Cast

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    No Matter What

    Artist: Ronan Keating

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    I'll Never Fall In Love Again

    Artist: Ronan Keating / Kimberley Walsh

  • BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

    I Know Him So Well (From "Chess")

    Artist: Maria Friedman/Siobhan Mccarthy

  • T.V. Carpio

    CIRCLE OF LIFE (The Lion King)

    Artist: BBC Concert Orchestra Cb David Charles Abell

  • BBC C. Orch cb: David Charles Abell

    Lawrence Olivier Awards 2012 Stings

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Broadcast

  • Sun 15 Apr 2012 17:30