Olivier Awards 2020 ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall cancelled
The biggest night of London's theatrical calendar was scheduled to held on April 5, 2020.
According to an official press release from The Society of London Theatre, this year's Olivier Awards ceremony will no longer be going ahead as planned due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 ceremony, which was scheduled to be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, 5th April, has been cancelled due to the closure of the venue itself and the government’s guidelines on social distancing. SOLT is currently holding discussions about an alternative plan to honour this year's winners, details of which will be released soon.
The cancellation of the ceremony follows yesterday's announcement of the temporary closure of all West End theatres in accordance with government advice.
This year's nominees were led by the world premiere of & Juliet with nine nominations, followed by the West End revival of Fiddler on the Roof with eight and the West End premiere of Dear Evan Hansen with seven nods. Ian Rickson’s Rosmersholm and Marianne Elliot & Miranda Cromwell’s Death of a Salesman are this year's most nominated plays with five nominations each.
Read the full list of this year's nominees here.