Wednesday, April 9

Performances and Presenters at 2014 Olivier Awards

With the Olivier Awards taking place inside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this Sunday there is also plenty of action outside withWest End leading man Michael Xavier (about to appear in The Pajama Game) and TV presenter Myleene Klass hosting some great musical theatre entertainment on the stage in Covent Garden Piazza from 5:00 pm.

There are llive performances from hit shows and touring productions including Avenue Q, Happy Days, The Pajama Game, Les Misérables, Matilda The Musical, Wicked and  The West End Gospel Choir.

When the actual ceremony (hosted by  Made in Dagenham's Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan) starts at 18:30 it will be streamed directly to theatre fans in the Piazza .

This year’s  presenters include Michael Ball, Samantha Barks, Kristin Davis, Beverley Knight, Dame Penelope Keith, Mark Strong, Luke Treadaway, Gok Wan and Ruth Wilson.

Among the shows performing are Best New Musical nominees The Book Of Mormon, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Once and The Scottsboro Boys. Broadway's Bernadette Peters and opera star Joseph Calleja will take to the Royal Opera House stage and  ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus join the cast of Mamma Mia! to celebrate the show’s 15th birthday.  

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