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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM was a British actor, director, and producer. An Anglican clergyman's son, Olivier became determined early on to master Shakespeare, and eventually came to be regarded as one of the foremost Shakespeare interpreters of the 20th century. His three Shakespeare films as actor-director, Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III, are among the pinnacles of the bard at the cinema. Olivier was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor, in 1947, and the first to be elevated to the peerage two decades later.
In addition to Shakespeare, during a six decade career, Olivier played many other roles on stage and screen. On stage his more than 120 roles included Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly 60 films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth. His other Shakespeare roles for the cinema were as Orlando in As You Like It and the lead in Othello, with virtually the entire cast from the production at the Old Vic of the National Theatre Company, of which he was then artistic director. He had earlier filled the same post at the Old Vic after the war. The largest stage in the National Theatre building was later named after him.

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  • Annie - Miss Agatha Hannigan

    23:45, Tue 9th June 2020 - Sat 13th June 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broad…

  • Damn Yankees - Technical Director

    20:30, Wed 10th June 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during…

  • Fame - Director

    20:45, Mon 15th June 2020 - Thu 18th June 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    A stage musical based on the 1980 musical film Fame has been staged under two titles. The first, 'Fame – The Musical' conceived and developed by David De Silva, is a musical with a book by Jose Fernande…

  • Spring Awakening - Moritz Stiefel

    20:30, Sun 28th June 2020 at Random Venue 81
    20:15, Mon 29th June 2020 at Random Venue 89
    21:00, Tue 30th June 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:45, Thu 2nd July 2020 at Random Venue 73
    20:15, Sun 5th July 2020 at The Old Vic
    19:30, Wed 8th July 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:15, Sat 11th July 2020 at Random Venue 24
    21:00, Tue 14th July 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:30, Thu 16th July 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind which was banned in…

  • The Phantom of the Opera - Trombone

    20:15, Mon 14th September 2020 - Sat 19th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    20:15, Mon 21st September 2020 - Sat 26th September 2020 at Random Venue 6
    19:30, Mon 28th September 2020 - Sat 3rd October 2020 at Random Venue 6

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book together.…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - John Williamson

    20:45, Sat 10th October 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • Hairspray - Tracy Turnblad

    20:45, Tue 13th October 2020 - Sat 17th October 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Belize

    21:00, Tue 13th October 2020 - Sat 17th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Tue 20th October 2020 - Sat 24th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 - Sat 31st October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • The Full Monty - Viola

    20:15, Sat 24th October 2020 at Random Venue 1
    20:00, Sun 25th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:30, Wed 28th October 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:45, Fri 30th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:00, Sun 1st November 2020 at Random Venue 7
    19:45, Wed 4th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.
    In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buff…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Violin

    19:30, Tue 9th February 2021 - Fri 12th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.…

  • The Full Monty - Harspichord

    22:30, Sun 28th March 2021 - Fri 2nd April 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:30, Sun 4th April 2021 - Fri 9th April 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:45, Sun 11th April 2021 - Fri 16th April 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.
    In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buff…

  • Godspell - Director, Drums

    20:15, Sun 11th April 2021 - Fri 16th April 2021 at Random Venue 69

    Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak. It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including…

  • Annie - Violin, Pepper

    11:15, Sun 25th April 2021 - Sat 1st May 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broad…

  • Aida - Pharoah

    20:00, Sun 9th May 2021 - Sat 15th May 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sun 16th May 2021 - Sat 22nd May 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:45, Sun 23rd May 2021 - Sat 29th May 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.
    Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Judas Iscariot

    20:30, Mon 28th June 2021 - Sat 3rd July 2021 at Random Venue 2

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Elisabeth - Countess Esterházy

    21:00, Mon 28th June 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Mordcha

    21:00, Mon 19th July 2021 - Fri 23rd July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 26th July 2021 - Fri 30th July 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 2nd August 2021 - Fri 6th August 2021 at The Old Vic

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.…

  • August: Osage County - Master Carpenter

    21:00, Sun 22nd August 2021 - Fri 27th August 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on 28 June 2007, and…

  • Hamlet - Polonius

    20:15, Mon 23rd August 2021 - Fri 27th August 2021 at Random Venue 46
    20:30, Mon 30th August 2021 - Fri 3rd September 2021 at Random Venue 46
    20:15, Mon 6th September 2021 - Fri 10th September 2021 at Random Venue 46

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Harspichord

    13:30, Mon 22nd November 2021 - Sat 27th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

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