(from the Guardian, 3/12/2024; Photo:  Tom Francis as Joe Gillis and Nicole Scherzinger as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Photograph: Marc Brenner. )

Sunset Boulevard and Dear England have the most nominations at this year’s awards – see who else is in the running
 Sarah Jessica Parker and David Tennant among nominees

Noël Coward award for best new entertainment or comedy play
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, adapted by Tom Basden at the Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Royal Haymarket

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim at the Gielgud theatre
Stranger Things: The First Shadow by Kate Trefry at the Phoenix theatre
Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial, adapted by Liv Hennessy at the Ambassadors theatre 

Best family show
Bluey’s Big Play by Joe Brumm at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

Dinosaur World Live by Derek Bond at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre
The House With Chicken Legs, book by Sophie Anderson, adapted by Oliver Lansley at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Smeds and the Smoos, book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, adapted by Tall Stories at the Lyric theatre 

Gillian Lynne award for best theatre choreographer
Fabian Aloise for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy theatre

Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier and Prince Edward theatre
Arlene Phillips with James Cousins for Guys and Dolls at the Bridge theatre
Mark Smith for The Little Big Things at @sohoplace
Susan Stroman for Crazy for You at the Gillian Lynne theatre 

Best costume design
Bunny Christie and Deborah Andrews for Guys and Dolls at the Bridge theatre

Ryan Dawson Laight for La Cage Aux Folles at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre
Hugh Durrant for Peter Pan at The London Palladium
Marg Horwell for The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 

Best revival
The Effect by Lucy Prebble at the National Theatre – Lyttelton

Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Donmar Warehouse
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell at the Duke of York’s theatre
Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Simon Stephens at the Duke of York’s theatre

Best musical revival
Groundhog Day, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Danny Rubin at The Old Vic

Guys and Dolls, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows at the Bridge theatre
Hadestown, music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell at the Lyric theatre
Sunset Boulevard, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton at the Savoy theatre

Best sound design
Paul Arditti for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix theatre

Dan Balfour and Tom Gibbons for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier and Prince Edward theatre
Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy theatre
Gareth Fry for Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse

Outstanding musical contribution
Tom Brady for musical supervision and arrangements and Charlie Rosen for orchestrations for Guys and Dolls at the Bridge theatre

Matt Brind for musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Just for One Day at The Old Vic
Steve Sidwell for orchestrations and Joe Bunker for musical direction for Operation Mincemeat at the Fortune theatre
Alan Williams for musical supervision and musical direction for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy theatre

Best actor in a supporting role
Will Close for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier and Prince Edward theatre

Paul Hilton for An Enemy of the People at the Duke of York’s theatre
Giles Terera for Clyde’s at the Donmar Warehouse
Luke Thompson for A Little Life at the Harold Pinter theatre & Savoy theatre
Zubin Varla for A Little Life at the Harold Pinter theatre & Savoy theatre

Best actress in a supporting role
Lorraine Ashbourne for Till the Stars Come Down at the National Theatre – Dorfman

Priyanga Burford for An Enemy of the People at the Duke of York’s theatre
Haydn Gwynne for When Winston Went to War With the Wireless at the Donmar Warehouse
Gina McKee for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier
Tanya Reynolds for A Mirror at the Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar theatre

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