Ken Bruce is commentating live at London's Royal Opera House for the 37th Olivier Awards capturing the news, performances and interviews from the biggest night in the British theatre calendar. The Awards Ceremony will be presented by double Olivier Award winning Actress Sheridan Smith and her co-host will be none other than, Downton Abbey's Earl of Grantham himself - Hugh Bonneville, as previous hosts Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton may have their hands full, they are nominated themselves on this illustrious evening. Radio 2 presenter Anneka Rice will be rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of the theatre world coming live from the glittering Red Carpet and of course Elaine Paige will be presenting the Olivier for the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award. And to add to this prestigious evening, it has just been announced that amongst the star performers and presenters are Broadway stars and Glee co-actors Matthew Morrison and Idina Menzel who are set to appear at the ceremony.
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Michael Ball presents highlights of the 2014 Olivier Awards which took place at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday night.
We'll hear special live performances from Broadway star Bernadette Peters, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mamma Mia! and all four hit productions which were up for the Radio 2 Audience Award.
Mark Shenton, theatre critic for The Stage newspaper joins Michael to look ahead to some of the exciting plays and shows which could win big next year.
And Radio 2's Anneka Rice is backstage with the winners, getting their immediate reaction to their victories, and their thoughts on being part of the show. So fresh from the stage, what do Benny and Bjorn really think of Mamma Mia! and why does Elaine Paige think Les Miserables is so beloved?