Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Set Design
Awarded for Best Set Design
Location  United Kingdom
Presented by The Society of London Theatre
Currently held by Anna Fleischle for Hangmen (2016)
Website Olivier

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design 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 originated as a single award for Designer of the Year in 1976. In 1991, it was divided into three awards, one for sets, one for costumes, and one for lighting.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Designer Production
Mark Thompson The Wind in the Willows
Tom Cairns Sunday in the Park with George
William Dudley Marya
Nigel Lowery The Illusion
Mark Thompson The Comedy of Errors and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Bob Crowley When She Danced, Murmuring Judges and The Night of the Iguana
Ashley Martin-Davis The Miser and The Recruiting Officer
Philip Prowse A Woman of No Importance and The White Devil
Ian MacNeil An Inspector Calls
Bob Crowley Carousel, Henry IV and No Man's Land
Jerome Sirlin Kiss of the Spider Woman
Robin Wagner Crazy for You
Mark Thompson Hysteria
Peter J. Davison Medea
Ian MacNeil Machinal
Anthony Ward The Winter's Tale
Stephen Brimson Lewis Design for Living and Les Parents terribles
Lez Brotherston Neville's Island
Peter J. Davison Le Cid and Saint Joan
Anthony Ward Sweet Bird of Youth and The Tempest
John Napier Burning Blue
John Gunter Skylight, Absolute Hell and Twelfth Night
Rob Howell The Glass Menagerie
Anthony Ward A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Grande Magia and The Way of the World
Tim Hatley Stanley
John Arnone Tommy
Paul Farnsworth Passion
Mark Thompson 'Art'
Tim Goodchild Three Hours After Marriage
William Dudley The Homecoming
John Gunter The Peter Hall Company's Season
Rob Howell Chips with Everything
Anthony Ward Oklahoma!
Maria Björnson Britannicus and Phèdre
William Dudley Amadeus and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick
Richard Hoover Not About Nightingales
Mark Thompson The Blue Room and The Unexpected Man


Year Designer Production
Rob Howell Richard III, Troilus and Cressida and Vassa
Maria Björnson Plenty
Lez Brotherston Spend Spend Spend
Richard Hudson The Lion King
William Dudley All My Sons
Bunny Christie Baby Doll
Rob Howell The Caretaker
Brian Thomson The King and I
Tim Hatley Humble Boy and Private Lives
Lez Brotherston The Little Foxes and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Julian Crouch and Graeme Gilmour Shockheaded Peter
Robin Wagner Kiss Me, Kate
Anthony Ward My Fair Lady
Bunny Christie A Streetcar Named Desire
Lez Brotherston Play Without Words
William Dudley The Coast of Utopia
Anthony Ward Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
William Dudley Hitchcock Blonde
Bob Crowley Mourning Becomes Electra
Franco Zeffirelli Absolutely! (Perhaps)
Giles Cadle His Dark Materials
Bob Crowley Mary Poppins
William Dudley The Woman in White
Ian MacNeil Festen
Christopher Oram Suddenly, Last Summer
Rob Howell Hedda Gabler
Ian MacNeil Billy Elliot
Christopher Oram Don Carlos
David Farley and Timothy Bird Sunday in the Park with George
Tim Hatley Spamalot
Eugene Lee Wicked
Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company War Horse
Rob Howell The Lord of the Rings
David Rockwell Hairspray
Anthony Ward and Lorna Heavey Macbeth
Todd Rosenthal August: Osage County
Paul Brown Marguerite
Soutra Gilmour The Lover & The Collection
Neil Murray Brief Encounter
Tom Piper The Histories


Year Designer Production
Ultz Jerusalem
Christopher Oram Red
Mark Thompson England People Very Nice
Anthony Ward ENRON
Bunny Christie The White Guard
Lez Brotherston Design for Living
Miriam Buether Earthquakes in London
Bob Crowley Love Never Dies
Rob Howell Matilda
Rob Howell Ghost
Michael Taylor The Ladykillers
Mark Thompson One Man, Two Guvnors
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hildegard Bechtler Top Hat
Miriam Buether and Wang Gongxin Wild Swans
Tim Hatley The Bodyguard
Es Devlin Chimerica
Bob Crowley Once
Tim Goodchild Strangers on a Train
Mark Thompson Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Es Devlin The Nether
Bunny Christie Made in Dagenham
Rob Jones City of Angels
Jan Versweyveld A View from the Bridge
Anna Fleischle Hangmen
Hildegard Bechtler Oresteia
Es Devlin Hamlet
Jonathan Fensom Farinelli and the King

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