STATEMENT ON SIR PETER HALL: 10 APRIL 2018

Statement on Sir Peter Hall: 10 April 2018

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Following the accidental omission of Sir Peter Hall from the In Memoriam section of Sunday’s Olivier Awards, the Society of London Theatre apologises unreservedly for this serious error. Sir Peter, as founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Director of the National Theatre, was a giant of British Theatre and is sorely missed in the industry.

In recognition of Sir Peter’s phenomenal contribution to British theatre over many decades, and in close consultation with the Hall family, SOLT has taken the decision to rename the Olivier Award for Best Director the “Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director” from next year’s ceremony and in perpetuity thereafter.

SOLT is also reviewing the process by which people are included in the In Memoriam segment for future ceremonies.

You can view an updated In Memoriam video at this link: https://youtu.be/CV6K39ZCwds

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