La Soirée, twice winner of an Olivier Award, has missed out on a nomination this year but the barnstorming burlesque musical Gypsy could clean up.
Currently appearing Down Under, La Soirée won their second Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family last April. Despite another critically-acclaimed run on London’s South Bank in 2015, the touring production has not made the latest shortlist which includes Showstoppers! The Musical.
One show looking to win big is the mother of all burlesque musicals Gypsy. Telling the story of one of the art form’s most famous proponents, it has garnered 8 nominations with four alone for actors Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Dan Burton and Peter Davidson.
Mrs Henderson Presents about the West End’s Windmill Theatre is in the running for 4 awards. It will be competing in the Best New Musical category with another mediocre production, the drag-themed Kinky Boots which has picked up 7 nominations.
The winners of the Olivier Awards will be announced next month.
Image: The English Gents appearing in La Soirée.