News about the Guildhall Theatre in Derby

Progress has been made towards reopening Derby's Guildhall Theatre after years of being empty. Key Labour councillors have given the green light to ambitious plans to revive the Grade II Listed building in Market Place, which has been shut since 2019. The plans also include enhancements for Derby Theatre.

Both projects are made possible by the £20 million funding allocated to Derby from the Government's Levelling Up pot. The £10 million assigned to the Guildhall Theatre will aid in restoring the Grade II listed building to its former glory and reopening it to audiences.

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Olivier Awards 2024 

Best New Play

Winner: Dear England — National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre

Best New Musical

Winner: Operation Mincemeat — Fortune Theatre

Best Revival

Winner: Vanya at Duke of York's Theatre

Best Musical Revival

Winner: Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre

Best Actress

Winner: Sarah Snook — The Picture of Dorian Gray — Theatre Royal Haymarket

Best Actor

Winner: Mark Gatiss — The Motive and the Cue — National Theatre and Noël Coward Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Will Close — Dear England — National Theatre and Prince Edward Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Haydn Gwynne — When Winston Went to War with the Wireless — Donmar Warehouse

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: Amy Trigg — The Little Big Things — @sohoplace

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: Jak Malone — Operation Mincemeat — Fortune Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

Winner: Tom Francis — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical

Winner: Nicole Scherzinger — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Director

Winner: Jamie Lloyd — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best Costume Design

Winner: Marg Horwell for The Picture of Dorian Gray

Best Sound Design

Winner: Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Best New Entertainment or Comedy Play

Winner: Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Best Family Show

Winner: Dinosaur World Live

Best Theatre Choreographer

Winner: Arlene Phillips with James Cousins for Guys & Dolls

Best Set Design

Winner: Miriam Buether for set design and 59 Productions for video design — Stranger Things: The First Shadow — Phoenix Theatre

Best Lighting Design

Winner: Jack Knowles — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Winner: Sleepova — Bush Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Winner: Antonio Pappano for his role as musical director of the Royal Opera House

Best New Opera Production

Winner: Innocence by Royal Opera — Royal Opera House

Best New Dance Production

Winner: La Ruta — Sadler's Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Winner: Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means — Barbican Theatre

Outstanding Musical Contribution

Winner: Alan Williams for musical supervision and musical direction — Sunset Boulevard — Savoy Theatre