I Went to the Olivier Awards!

Yesterday was the 2018 Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For anyone who doesn't know, the Oliviers are basically the Tony Awards of the UK: the biggest night in theatre of the whole year. I was incredibly lucky to be asked to do social media for BroadwayWorld UK live from the red carpet and the press room.

I was so lucky to have fellow BWW UK videography Jamie with me as he was doing video interviews (going up on the website soon) and had attended the Oliviers before so had a better idea of how they worked. Plus, we took photos of each other on the red carpet before the event began!

In all honesty, it was a bit chaotic and hectic partially because it rained almost the entire time the red carpet was going on. By the end of the night, I was starving and still a bit soggy, plus my feet were on fire. But it was all absolutely worth it to get to be a part of such a magical night.

We got to speak to so many theatre legends that it felt a bit surreal. I also spotted many of my favorite actors on the red carpet who weren't doing the press line from Hadley Fraser to Rachelle Ann Go to Carolyn Maitland. 

Chita Rivera

Imelda Staunton

(Queen) Patti LuPone and director Marianne Elliot

Personally, I was so excited to see Carrie Hope Fletcher (who you are all probably very familiar with my love for) and Alfie Enoch. Of course, I know Alfie from the Harry Potter films (he played Dean Thomas) but I also met him at a Donmar Warehouse event recently and he's such a lovely guy. 

With Alfie Enoch

The beautiful Carrie Hope Fletcher
We also got to work the Winners Room where the Olivier winners come to do more interviews when they come off-stage. It was so endearing to see how shocked so many of the people were to have won. Plus, I can say I was in the same room as one of my favorite Broadway talents, Alex Lacamoire! #theroomwhereithappens

A cute moment between Jez Butterworth and Alfred Molina

Alex Lacamoire accepting the award for Hamilton

Director Marianne Elliot accepting the award for Angels in America
I'm still kind of reeling from the shock of actually being there. It's going to be hard to top that! Although I think someday I've like to be a guest at the Oliviers or the Tony Awards...and actually get to see the show! x

You can watch my Instagram story for BroadwayWorld UK here. 
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