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Sonia Friedman Productions is today celebrating as the full Olivier Awards Nominations list included 20 potential winners for productions the company is behind.

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

Sonia Friedman said: “It is extraordinary. I want to take the chance to congratulate all the writers, performers, composers, directors, designers, lighting designers, sound designers, musicians, co-producers, investors and of course my team at SFP. I also want to say a very big thank you to all the immensely talented artists involved in all the productions we produced and co-produced in 2015 /2016. Today I am feeling very proud.”

Full list of SFP nominees:

Best Revival Hamlet at Barbican Theatre

Best New Comedy A Christmas Carol at Noel Coward Theatre

Virgin Atlantic Best New Play Farinelli and the King at Duke of York’s Theatre

Mastercard Best New Musical Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre

Best Actor Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre

Best Actor Mark Rylance for Farinelli and the King at Duke of York’s Theatre

Best Actress Lia Williams for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Best Director Robert Icke for Oresteia at Almeida

Best Actress in a Musical Natalie Dew for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Melody Grove for Farinelli and the King at Duke of York’s Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical Preeya Kalidas for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre

Best Costume Design Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King at Duke of York’s Theatre

Katrina Lindsay for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design Hildegard Bechtler for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Es Devlin for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre

Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King at Duke of York’s Theatre

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design Natasha Chivers for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Best Sound Design Christopher Shutt for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre

Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Bend It Like Beckham – Music by Howard Goodall, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra at Phoenix Theatre

Farinelli and the King – Claire van Kampen for Musical Arrangements, the Musicians and Iestyn Davies and the singers who alternated the singing role of Farinelli at Duke of York’s Theatre

Sonia Friedman Productions

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 140 new productions and has won numerous Olivier and Tony Awards, winning 6 at the 2015 Olivier Awards - including Best New Musical and Best New Play - and a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Olivier Awards, including the quartet of Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival of a Musical and Best Revival of a Play.

West End and Broadway productions include the UK premiere of The Book of Mormon, Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent, Farinelli and the King, Oresteia, Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Sunny Afternoon, Bend It Like Beckham, The Nether, The River, Electra, King Charles III, Shakespeare in Love, 1984,Ghosts, Mojo, Chimerica, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Richard III, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Sunshine Boys, Hay Fever, Absent Friends, Top Girls, Betrayal,Much Ado About Nothing, Clybourne Park, The Children’s Hour, A Flea in Her Ear, La Bête, All My Sons, Private Lives, Jerusalem, A Little Night Music, Legally Blonde, Othello,Arcadia, The Mountaintop, The Norman Conquests, A View from the Bridge, Dancing at Lughnasa, Maria Friedman: Re-Arranged, La Cage aux Folles, No Man’s Land, The Seagull,Under The Blue Sky, That Face, Dealer’s Choice, Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin, In Celebration, Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, Rock ’n’ Roll, Love Song, Faith Healer, Bent, Eh Joe,Donkeys’ Years, Otherwise Engaged, Celebration, Shoot The Crow, As You Like It, The Home Place, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, By the Bog of Cats, The Woman in White, Guantánamo,Endgame, Jumpers, See You Next Tuesday, Hitchcock Blonde, Absolutely! {Perhaps}, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Ragtime, Macbeth, What the Night Is For, Afterplay, Up For Grabs, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Noises Off, On An Average Day, A Servant to Two Masters, Port Authority, Spoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

Forthcoming productions include Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre, the UK tour of Sunny Afternoon and, with her co-producing partner, Colin Callender, collaborating with J.K. Rowling on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre.


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