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Lucrezia Millarini outlines the runners and riders at this year's Olivier Awards - the most prestigious prizes in British theatre.
The nominations for this year's Olivier Awards have been published today - and leading the field is The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.
The National Theatre production, based on the hit murder mystery novel about a boy with Asperger's syndrome, has been named in eight categories, including Best Actor, New Play, and Director.
The toe-tapping new musical Top Hat follows in second place, with seven nominations, while the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Sweeney Todd is also in close competition with six.
The Olivier Awards are seen as the most prestigious awards in British theatre - and have even been dubbed the "Oscars" of the West End.
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The nominations for the most prestigious awards in the UK theatre calendar have been revealed today.