Olivier Awards 2024 with Mastercard announces new partnership with BritBox International

  • For the first year, the Olivier Awards with Mastercard programme will be available on BritBox on Sunday 14 April 2024 (available to Australian audiences from Monday 15 April) alongside its regular broadcast on ITV1 from 10.10pm on Sunday evening
  • During the ceremony host Hannah Waddingham will be joined by awards presenters including Billy Crudup, Dominic West, Edward Enninful, Michelle Visage, Cara Delevingne, Richard E Grant, Brian Cox, Patricia Clarkson and Beverley Knight
  • The starry list of nominees for Best Actress and Best Actor are Laura Donnelly, Sophie Okonedo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheridan Smith, Sarah Snook, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Gatiss, James Norton, Andrew Scott and David Tennant 
  • The casts of the Mastercard Best New Musical and Best Musical Revival nomination categories including The Little Big Things, Next To Normal, Operation Mincemeat, A Strange Loop, Guys & Dolls and Hadestown will perform during the ceremony

The Olivier Awards 2024 with Mastercard today confirmed a partnership with BritBox International, extending the broadcast programme of the ceremony to Australian, Canadian and North American audiences. The Awards will take place on Sunday 14 April at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London UK hosted by Hannah Waddingham and will be available to international viewers on BritBox on Sunday 14 April and available to Australian audiences from Monday 15 April alongside UK viewers who can watch the broadcast programme on ITV1.

Hollywood has descended on this year’s nominations during an outstanding year for UK theatre, with a record-breaking number of new plays gracing the stage and a stunning array of on-screen stars treading the boards of London’s West End and beyond. Sarah Jessica Parker has received her first Olivier Award nomination for her razor sharp performance in Plaza Suite, James Norton for A Little Life and Nicole Scherzinger (previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical in 2015) for the beautiful Sunset Boulevard. Further acclaimed performers in the running for Best Actor and Actress follow their remarkable appearances in one-person plays including Sarah Snook’s first Olivier Award nomination for The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Andrew Scott for Vanya and Sheridan Smith for Shirley Valentine. 

This year’s ceremony will see performances from Mastercard Best New Musical nominees including The Little Big Things, Next To Normal, Operation Mincemeat and A Strange Loop, alongside Best Musical Revival nominees Guys & Dolls and Hadestown. Presenter, Emmy winner and multi-Olivier nominee Hannah Waddingham will open the event performing with singer and pianist Joe Stilgoe.

On the evening, Awards will be presented to winners by a host of well known names from the worlds of theatre, TV and fashion, including the likes of Carlos Acosta, Freema Agyeman, Michael Ball, Ryan Calais Cameron, Patricia Clarkson, Brian Cox, Billy Crudup, Cara Delevingne, Adrian Dunbar, Edward Enninful, Denise Gough, Richard E Grant, Lenny Henry, Ruth Jones, Beverley Knight, Henry Lewis, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucian Msamati, Georgina Onuorah, Rosalind Plowright, Indhu Rubasingham, Jonathan Sayer, Michael Sheen, Luke Treadaway, Anjana Vasan, Michelle Visage and Dominic West. The voiceover for the evening will be spoken by comedian, writer and actress Meera Syal.

This year’s Olivier Awards coincide with the National Theatre’s 60th anniversary. The theatre, founded by Laurence Olivier, has this year been nominated for 15 awards and will celebrate the landmark anniversary with a special grand finale and onstage dedication. 

Hannah Waddingham said: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be invited back to play at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards two years in a row. It’s my total honour to be celebrating another magnificent year of London Theatre. Let’s do this!” 

Mastercard returns as headline sponsor for the 14th year and offered Mastercard cardholders exclusive access to tickets and VIP experiences for the biggest night in theatre. Tickets are now sold out, but more theatre experiences can be found on priceless.com.