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The Olivier Awards return after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the best in the UK theater – with a new focus on sustainability | Ents and art news

The Olivier Awards, which celebrate the best in the UK theater, are set to return in April, following a two-year hiatus from the pandemic.

The event, which will take place on April 10 at the Royal Albert Hall, will crown the best performances, actors, actresses and technical and creative teams in the British theater.

This year, however, the organizers are striving to make the awards the most sustainable so far, with Mastercard sponsors promising to plant a tree for every ticket sold.

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Other awards initiatives include a green carpet made of real reusable grass, a backstage and audience without plastic, and encouragement to make sustainable fashion choices.

Comedian and actor Jason Manford is returning to host the event, which will be broadcast on ITV and Magic Radio.

Julian Byrd, CEO of the Society of London Theater and executive producer of the Olivier Awards, said: awards.

“This will undoubtedly be an extremely emotional evening – a chance to celebrate the best of the London stage and pay tribute to the perseverance, innovation and irresistible spirit of our theater community.

“We are so grateful to Mastercard for their unwavering support during the pandemic and their shared vision of greener, more inclusive rewards.

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In addition to celebrating the theater, the awards will offer a number of internships to help those trying to enter the industry who have been affected by the pandemic.

People will be able to apply for roles in the production, behind the scenes and administration and work before and on the night of the event.

The Olivier Awards return after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the best in the UK theater – with a new focus on sustainability | Ents and art news

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