Yorkshire’s theatre stars are shining bright with five nominations for the prestigious Olivier Awards.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new musical, The Girls, based on the inspirational true story of Yorkshire’s Calendar Girls has been nominated for three awards, while Scarborough’s Qdos Entertainment also received two nominations for their West End pantomime, Cinderella.
Showing to sell-out West End audiences at the Phoenix Theatre since January, The Girls was nominated for best new musical and best actress in a musical, while Ben Hunter, from Hull, also received a nomination for best actor in a supporting role in a musical.
Cinderella, which ran at the London Palladium, received nominations for best costume design and in the best entertainment and family category.
Welcome to Yorkshire is the official destination partner of The Girls and sees the organisation supporting the show while showcasing the county to London theatre audiences.