Lighting designers Howard Harrison, Mark Henderson, Paul Pyant and Hugh Vanstone and scenic designers Bunny Christie, William Dudley, Rob Howell and Brian Thomson are amongst those nominated for the 2001 Olivier Awards, the nominations for which were announced by the Society of London Theatres.

Harrison was nominated for his designs for The Witches of Eastwick and To The Green Fields Beyond, Henderson for All My Sons at the National Theatre, Pyant for Hamlet, also at the National, and Vanstone for The Cherry Orchard at the National and The Graduate in the West End. Of the set designers, Christie was nominated for Baby Doll at the National and then in the West End, Dudley for All My Sons, Howell for The Caretaker and Thomson for The King and I, covered in L&SI’s June 2000 issue.

The National’s revival of All My Sons took the most nominations of any production, with its six contributing to the National’s total of 22 nominations. The Witches of Eastwick, covered in L&SI’s August 2000 issue, also received nominations for Best Musical, Best Costume Designer (Bob Crowley), Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Riding) and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Rosemary Ashe). Witches will compete with The Beautiful Game (L&SI December 2000), Fosse (L&SI April 2000) and Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse in the Best Musical category.The awards will be presented on February 23rd in a ceremony at the Lyceum Theatre; the presentation will be recorded for later transmission on BBC2.

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