Peter Polycarpou

Get Peter Polycarpou Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Peter Polycarpou BIO

Peter Polycarpou's extensive theatre credits include Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol for Birmingham Rep, Cheche in Anna in the Tropics and Comical Ali/God/Osama Bin Laden in Follow My Leader for Hampstead Theatre and Oscar Maddison in The Odd Couple and Roy Cohn in Angels in America both for Manchester Library Theatre. He also played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, Thenardier in Les Miserables for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! for the National Theatre. On television his credits include The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, Waking the Dead, Birds of a Feather, Sunburn, Talk Greek and American Voices. His film credits include O Jerusalem, De-Lovely, Oklahoma! Evita, Julie and the Cadillacs and Mad George.

Peter Polycarpou Photos

Peter Polycarpou STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory's West End Premiere Production, 2021

[West End]
Old Vic Theatre World Premiere, 2019
Boris Bereszovsky/Walter/Dr Gunner

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2017
Ahmed Qurie

[West End]
European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, 2017

[West End]
Chichester Festival Theatre Production, 2012
Beadle Bamford

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2010
Phil Cavilleri

[West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1998
Ali Hakim

[West End]
Original London Production, 1989

[West End]
Original London Production, 1985



Jean Prouvaire

Peter Polycarpou Awards and Nominations

Peter Polycarpou News

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! with Hugh Jackman to Play Cinemas Around The Globe This Month

The Olivier Award-winning 1998 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly, will screen in more than 840 cinemas around the globe for two days only on Sunday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 19.

1998 Production of OKLAHOMA! Starring Hugh Jackman is Coming to Cinemas This Summer

The National Theatre’s acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! is headed to cinemas worldwide this summer. Starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly, this riveting stage revival was filmed following its record-breaking 1998 run in London.

Olivier Awards 2023: See All Award Winners!

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, was celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall on 2 April. Hosted by renowned stage and screen actor Hannah Waddingham, a three-time Olivier Award nominee herself, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain's most prestigious stage honours. Here are this year's award winners!

BroadwayWorld's Olivier Awards 2023 Predictions

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, is nearly upon us. BroadwayWorld UK's editor Aliya Al-Hassan and reviewers Kerrie Nicholson and Cheryl Markosky discuss the main nominations: who should win, who will win and who missed out!

The 2023 Olivier Award Nominations Are Announced

The biggest night in theatre, the Olivier Awards, celebrates the brightest and best of London's world-leading theatre industry with a starry ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2 April. Check out a full list of nominations!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE BAND'S VISIT at the Donmar Warehouse

The European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band’s Visit, directed by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst opened at the Donmar Warehouse. See photos from opening night here!

Review: THE BAND'S VISIT, Donmar Warehouse

Longurst directs with refreshing accuracy and delicate sophistication, creating visual dynamics that make the space feel immense. It’s simply sublime, mandatory viewing for a lesson on empathy, kindness, and the power of music.

Photos: First Look at Alon Moni Aboutboul, Miri Mesika & More in THE BAND'S VISIT at the Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar Warehouse is presenting the European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band's Visit, directed in a new production by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. Get a first look at photos here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE BAND'S VISIT at the Donmar Warehouse

All new rehearsal photos have been released for the upcoming European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band’s Visit, directed in a new production by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst. 

Wake Up With BWW 8/23: KPOP Cast, Angelica Ross in CHICAGO Rehearsal, and More!

Top stories include casting for KPOP, the new musical headed to Broadway this season. The cast includes BoHyung, Min, Kevin Woo, and more! Plus, get a first look at Angelica Ross in rehearsal for Chicago, The Public announces casting for A Raisin in the Sun, and more!

Cast Announced For THE BAND'S VISIT at Donmar Warehouse

The Donmar Warehouse has announced the cast for the European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band's Visit, directed in a new production by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst.Cast and onstage band: Alon Moni Aboutboul, Sharif Afifi, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Miri Mesika, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda, Baha Yetkin.

Full Casting Announced For LOVE STORY at Cadogan Hall

Rebecca Caine (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Preludes) will join the previously announced Emma Williams and Michael Xavier for Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert, directed by Kirk Jameson (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Marry Me A LiDle).

Photos: INDECENT Starring Alexandra Silber, Molly Osborne, Cory English & More Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory has returned to live performances with the European première of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-winning Indecent – the production was in previews at the time of national lockdown in March 2020.

The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing.

UK Premiere of INDECENT, Starring Alexandra Silber & More, Will Re-Open Menier Chocolate Factory

Opening in the company's new smaller studio space, The Mixing Room, is the world première of Brian & Roger – A Highly Offensive Play inspired by their hit podcast Brian & Roger, written and performed by Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner. Artistic Director of the Menier David Babani directs the production opening in October. Announces Pride Month Lineup Including TALES OF THE CITY THE MUSICAL, CRUISE and HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN

From Jeff Whitty, the creator of Avenue Q, and the Scissor Sister's Jake Shears and John Garden comes ARMISTEAD MAUPIN'S TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL based on Armistead Maupin's landmark series of novels about San Francisco in the 70s. The presentation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the premiere musical staging at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater in 2011.

Broadway and West End Stars Share Their Theatre Memories in Celebration of World Theatre Day

March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.

LITTLE WARS & FALLING STARS to Stream in February

Juliet Stevenson leads an all-star female cast in this streamed production of  Steven Carl McCasland’s dinner party drama, Little Wars.  Joining Stevenson are Linda Bassett Debbie Chazen, Natasha Karp, Catherine Russell, Sarah Solemani and Olivier-recipient Sophie Thompson.


With theatres unable to operate under most tier restrictions, Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media, the producers behind We Need A Little Christmas with Dame Maureen Lipman which is currently running on Stream.Theatre, remain committed to ensuring we get our culture fix online. 

Photo Flash: Simon Callow, Sophie Isaacs, Kevin Clifton, and More Film WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS Concert

On Sunday 6 December, stars gathered at the Actors’ Church (St Paul’s Church) in London’s Covent Garden, to film the concert: We Need A Little Christmas, in support of Shelter and Crisis at Christmas.


Peter Polycarpou has not appeared on Broadway.

Peter Polycarpou has appeared on London's West End in 12 shows.

Peter Polycarpou's first West End show was Les Miserables which opened in 1985

Peter Polycarpou has been nominated for the Best Actor In A Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for his performance in the show Oslo.

Get Peter Polycarpou Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.