Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Chimerica topped the design categories at the 2014 Olivier Awards presented on Sunday, April 13 at the Royal Opera House in London. The Olivier Awards honor the best of the British theatre season.
And the winners in the design categories are:
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White Light Award for Best Lighting Design
Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane: Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll's spectacularly varied work played a vital role in bringing Roald Dahl’s story to vivid, rainbow-bright life. Every scene required a unique spin, from Mike Teavee’s technicolour, strobe-lit scenes to the gloomy streets of Charlie Bucket’s world.
Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre: Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross’ arresting, kaleidoscopic lighting played a crucial role in changing dimensions within Lucy Kirkwood’s epic that required the pair to help depict a story that spanned decades and crossed continents in one innovative cube set.
Paule Constable for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
Peter Mumford for Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre and Trafalgar Studio
Best Sound Design
Carolyn Downing for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre: Carolyn Downing created an innovative and atmospheric soundscape for the hugely acclaimed Chimerica that was integral to assisting the story on its globe-striding journey across two decades and half the world.
Gareth Owen for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre: A previous Olivier and Tony Award nominee, this Olivier nomination comes for his incredible work on Merrily We Roll Along and follows recognition in this category in past years for End Of The Rainbow and Top Hat.
Clive Goodwin for Once at the Phoenix Theatre
Simon Baker for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
Best Costume Design
Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane: From acid brights to grimy greys, variety was the name of the game for Mark Thompson’s wonderfully vivid costumes. Thompson’s creations include everything from Willy Wonka’s scrumptious purple velvet jacket to the Oompa-Loompas' ingeniously inventive height-diminishing outfits.
Nicky Gillibrand for The Wind In The Willows at the Duchess Theatre
Rae Smith for The Light Princess at the National Theatre, Lyttelton
Soutra Gilmour for Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre
XL Video Award for Best Set Design
Es Devlin for Chimerica at the Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre: While Chimerica earned critical acclaim for all aspects of the production, Es Devlin’s set was one of the most-talked about elements. The set designer created a rotating box that spun and altered to reveal numerous settings like a theatrical Rubik's cube.
Bob Crowley for Once at the Phoenix Theatre
Mark Thompson for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tim Goodchild for Strangers On A Train at the Gielgud Theatre
For more information on the Olivier Awards