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Sir Derek Jacobi Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 1985 - Distinguished Performance Award

Sir Derek Jacobi, Cyrano de Bergerac / Much Ado About Nothing

Evening Standard Awards - 1983 - Best Actor

Derek JacobiMuch Ado About Nothing

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David Tennant Criticises 'Ludicrous' West End Ticket Prices

David Tennant has said that 'ludicrous' theatre prices threaten future of British TV and film.

Gary Janetti Will Perform Live In Australia For The First Time This October

Four-time Emmy nominated writer and producer, Gary Janetti, has announced that he is headed to Australia this October for two special shows.

Sir Derek Jacobi: High Ticket Prices Make Theatre 'Elitist'

Sir Derek Jacobi has criticised the cost of ticket prices for theatre, saying that their exorbitance is making it an “elitist” pursuit. Theatre, he argued, should be open to all and “part of our blood and bones” instead.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Marks Shakespeare's Birthday This Month

As the world commemorates William Shakespeare's 459th birthday this April, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will celebrate the Bard with multiple events throughout the month. The Theater will honor the legacy of Founding Artistic Director Barbara Gaines with the Spirit of Shakespeare Award, which will be presented at a fundraising event at the Theater's home on Navy Pier on Monday, April 24, 2023.

Photos: First Look at the Olivier Awards 2023 Winners

The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place on Sunday 2 April at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. Check out the photos of the winners here.

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!

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!

Dame Arlene Phillips and Actor Sir Derek Jacobi Special and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Olivier Awards

Two individuals have been honoured in the 'Special Awards' category of the Olivier Awards with Mastercard 2023, recognising their outstanding contributions to the theatre industry.

Over £75,000 Has Been Raised For Acting For Others at This Year's ONE NIGHT ONLY at The Ivy, West Street

Theatrical charity Acting for Others has announced that over £75,000 has been raised at this year's One Night Only that returned to The Ivy, West Street on Sunday 4 December for the first time following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Shipwreck Productions Presents LATE NIGHT FISH 

Following their initial success at the Worcestershire Theatre Festival 2020 and 2021, Shipwreck Productions will present, for the first time professionally, their debut, award-winning, two-hander, one act, tragicomedy 'Late Night Fish'. 

Polly Bennett And Joan Iyiola To Step Down From The Mono Box

Founders of The Mono Box, Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola, have announced that they will be stepping down from their roles as Co-Directors of the trail-blazing company. Stepping into their roles will be Blayne George, who has been appointed as Executive Creative Director, and The Mono Box producer Alison Holder, who becomes Creative Producer.  

RESET THE STAGE: 7 New Monologues Filmed In Empty London Theatres Will Be Presented by The Mono Box and Apatan Productions

The Mono Box has announcedRESET THE STAGE, a collection of 7 filmed monologues written by 7 emerging, ethnically diverse writers performed by established actors on the empty stages of 7 London theatres in lockdown will stream live online on Thursday 17th June at 7.30pm.

FOR ONE KNIGHT ONLY Will Be Rescreened in Aid of The Royal Theatrical Fund

Following the success of the live Q&A in November 2020 which raised over £300,000 for Acting for Others, Lockdown Theatre today announces they will be rescreening For One Knight Only in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund and partner organisation, the Fleabag Support Fund.

MIDDLETOWN Starring Didi Conn, Sandy Duncan, Donny Most, and Adrian Zmed Makes Streaming Debut

GFour Productions is now streaming their newest play MIDDLETOWN for an exclusive 4-week run. March 4, 2021 marked the world streaming premiere of this new work by playwright Dan Clancy, after performances in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Atlanta prior to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dame Judi Dench Praises Theatre Support Fund+ For Raising £800,000 For Charity

Renowned theatre, film, and TV actress Dame Judi Dench has praised the creators of 'The Show Must Go On!' merchandise, the Theatre Support Fund+ for raising £800,000 for charities Acting For Others, The Fleabag Support Fund and NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Extension Announced For ROMEO & JULIET Starring Sam Tutty, Emily Redpath, and Derek Jacobi

An extension has been announced for the release of  the new filmed theatre production of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath in the title roles and Sir Derek Jacobi as the Narrator.

Photo Flash: Sir Derek Jacobi, Sam Tutty, Jessica Hynes, Simon Callow and More Perform at Riverside Studios

Riverside Studios is presenting programming for its inaugural Christmas season, which included an evening of unplugged performance with West End Acoustic featuring SIX’s Maiya Quansah-Breed and Renée Lamb, Wicked’s Nicholas McLean, Jesus Christ Superstar’s Tyrone Huntley and Dear Evan Hansen’s Oliver Award-winning Sam Tutty. 


BroadwayHD is gifting viewers an extra helping of new holiday-themed titles leading into the Yuletide season.  Fans of the “Goes Wrong Show” British comedy series developed by Mischief Theatre will be excited to see A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong arrive on the service today, December 14th.

New Streaming Platform OVERTURE+ Helps Theatre Producers and Presenters Bring Content To New Audiences

GFour Productions and Surfcode Technologies have launched OVERTURE+, a streaming platform and content sharing network focused on collaborative content sharing between performing arts producers and presenters.


Sir Derek Jacobi has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include the Helen Hayes Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for his outstanding contributions to the theater, the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for his performances in Cyrano de Bergerac and Much Ado About Nothing, the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Touring Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cyrano de Bergerac, and the Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing. These nominations highlight his talent and recognition in the industry.

Sir Derek Jacobi has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable accolades include the Helen Hayes Tribute at the Helen Hayes Awards, the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performances in Cyrano de Bergerac and Much Ado About Nothing, the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Touring Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for Cyrano de Bergerac, and the Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards for Much Ado About Nothing.

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