Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
|Laurence Olivier Award
for Best New Play
|Awarded for||Best New Play|
|Presented by||The Society of London Theatre|
|Currently held by||Chimerica (2014)|
|Official website||Olivier Awards.com|
The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.
The award was originally entitled Play of the Year but was later renamed in 2001.
Winners and nominees
|Dear Daddy||Denis Cannan|
|For King and Country||John Wilson|
|Funny Peculiar||Mike Stott|
|Old World||Aleksei Arbuzov and Ariadne Nicolaeff|
|The Fire that Consumes||Henry de Montherlant, Vivian Cox and Bernard Miles|
|Cause Célèbre||Terence Rattigan|
|Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi||Pam Gems|
|State of Revolution||Robert Bolt|
|Whose Life is It Anyway?||Brian Clark|
|Lark Rise||Flora Thompson and Keith Dewhurst|
|Night and Day||Tom Stoppard|
|The Crucifer of Blood||Arthur Conan Doyle and Paul Giovanni|
|Undiscovered Country||Arthur Schnitzler and Tom Stoppard|
- London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre. p. 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30.