Laurence Olivier Award for Best Sound Design

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Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Sound Design
Awarded forBest Sound Design
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byGareth Owen for Come From Away (2019)

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Sound 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.

Winners and nominees[edit]


Year Designer Production
Mike Walker Jerry Springer
Paul Arditti The Pillowman
Peter Hylenski Ragtime
Nick Lidster Pacific Overtures
Mick Potter The Woman in White
Paul Arditti Festen
Adam Cork Suddenly, Last Summer
Paul Arditti Billy Elliot
Terry Jardine and Chris Full Guys and Dolls
Christopher Shutt Coram Boy
Gareth Fry Waves
Ian Dickinson Rock 'n' Roll
Mic Pool The 39 Steps
Paul Arditti Saint Joan
Simon Baker The Lord of the Rings
Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster Parade
Steve C. Kennedy Hairspray
Christopher Shutt War Horse
Gareth Fry Black Watch
Simon Baker Brief Encounter
Steve Canyon Kennedy Jersey Boys
Christopher Shutt, Max Ringham and Ben Ringham Piaf


Year Designer Production
Brian Ronan Spring Awakening
Andrew Bruce and Nick Lidster Mother Courage and Her Children
Ian Dickinson Jerusalem
Christopher Shutt Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Adam Cork King Lear
Nick Manning Ghost Stories
Gareth Owen End of the Rainbow
Craig Vear The Railway Children
Simon Baker Matilda
Bobby Aitken Ghost
Ben Ringham and Max Ringham The Ladykillers
Underworld and Ed Clarke Frankenstein
Ian Dickinson and Adrian Sutton The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paul Groothuis Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
David McSeveney Constellations
Gareth Owen Top Hat
Carolyn Downing Chimerica
Gareth Owen Merrily We Roll Along
Simon Baker The Light Princess
Clive Goodwin Once
Gareth Owen Memphis
Tom Gibbons A View from the Bridge
Matt McKenzie Sunny Afternoon
Brian Ronan Beautiful
Tom Gibbons People, Places and Things
George Dennis The Homecoming
Christopher Shutt The Father
Gareth Fry Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Paul Arditti Amadeus
Adam Cork Travesties
Nick Lidster Jesus Christ Superstar
Nevin Steinberg Hamilton
Tom Gibbons Hamlet
Gareth Owen Bat Out of Hell
Eric Sleichim Network
Gareth Owen Come from Away
Paul Arditti
Christopher Reid
The Inheritance
Mike Beer A Monster Calls
Carolyn Downing Summer and Smoke
Nick Powell The Lehman Trilogy

See also[edit]


  • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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