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  • OUR AWARDS | Sonia Friedman

    OUR AWARDS 280 MAJOR AWARDS WON 63 OLIVIER AWARDS 39 TONY AWARDS 3 BAFTAs We are proud to have won numerous awards for shows we have led, developed, initiated and produced. Olivier Awards Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Best New Entertainment/Comedy Play, 2024 Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Miriam Buether (Set Design) & 59 Productions (Video Design), Best Set Design, 2024 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical Revival, 2023 Rodgers & Hammertein's Oklahoma!, Arthur Darvill, Best Actor in a Musical, 2023 Patriots, Will Keen, Best Supporting Actor, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Best New Play, 2020 Leopoldstadt, Adrian Scarborough, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2020 Fiddler on the Roof, Best Musical Revival, 2020 All About Eve, Monica Dolan, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 2019 The Inheritance, Best New Play, 2019 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Best Director, 2019 The Inheritance, Kyle Soller, Best Actor, 2019 The Inheritance, Best Lighting Design, 2019 Summer and Smoke, Best Revival, 2019 Summer and Smoke, Patsy Ferran, Best Actress, 2019 The Ferryman, Best New Play, 2018 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Director, 2018 The Ferryman, Laura Donnelly, Best Actress, 2018 Ink, Bertie Carvel, Best Supporting Actor, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best New Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Best Director, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jamie Parker, Best Actor, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Noma Dumezweni, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Anthony Boyle, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Best Sound Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Katrina Lindsay, Best Costume Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Best Set Design, 2017 Dreamgirls, Amber Riley, Best Actress in a Musical, 2017 Dreamgirls, Adam J Bernard, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2017 Oresteia, Robert Icke, Best Director, 2016 Sunny Afternoon, Best New Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, John Dagleish, Best Actor in a Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, George Maguire, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, 2015 Sunny Afternoon, Ray Davis, Outstanding Achievement in Music, 2015 The Nether, Es Devlin, Best Set Design, 2015 King Charles III, Best New Play, 2015 The Book of Mormon, Best New Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Gavin Creel, Best Actor in a Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Stephen Ashfield, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2014 The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw, Best Theatre Choreography, 2014 Chimerica, Best New Play, 2014 Chimerica, Lyndsey Turner, Best Director, 2014 Chimerica, Es Devlin, Best Set Design, 2014 Chimerica, Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross, Best Lighting Design, 2014 Chimerica, Carolyn Downing, Best Sound Design, 2014 Ghosts, Best Revival, 2014 Ghosts, Lesley Manville, Best Actress, 2014 Ghosts, Jack Lowden, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2014 Merrily We Roll Along, Best Musical Revival, 2014 Merrily We Roll Along, Gareth Owen, Best Sound Design, 2014 Legally Blonde, Best New Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Sheridan Smith, Best Actress in a Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Jill Halfpenny, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, 2011 The Mountaintop, Best New Play, 2010 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Actor in a Play, 2010 Jerusalem, Ultz, Best Set Design, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Best Musical Revival, 2009 La Cage Aux Folles, Douglas Hodge, Best Actor in a Musical, 2009 Rock 'n' Roll, Rufus Sewell, Best Actor in a Play, 2007 Woman in White, Mick Potter, Best Sound Design, 2005 Hitchcock Blonde, William Dudley, Best Set Design, 2004 Ragtime, Maria Friedman, Best Actress in a Musical, 2004 Tony Awards Leopoldstadt, Best Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Patrick Marber, Best Director of a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brandon Uranowitz, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Best Costume Design of a Play, 2023 New York, New York, Beowulf Boritt, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Best Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Best Direction of a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Andrew Burnap, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Lois Smith, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, 2020 The Ferryman, Best Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Direction of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Rob Howell, Best Scenic Design of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Rob Howell, Best Costume Design of a Play, 2019 Ink, Bertie Carvel, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, 2019 Ink, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Neil Austin, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Best Director, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Katrina Lindsay, Best Costume Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Best Scenic Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Best Sound Design, 2018 A View from the Bridge, Best Revival of a Play, 2016 Humans, Best Play, 2016 A Raisin in the Sun, Best Revival of a Play, 2014 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judy Kaye, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Michael McGrath, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Best Revival of a Play, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Mike Nichols, Best Direction of a Play, 2012 The Book Of Mormon, Best Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Best Book of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Best Original Score, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, Best Direction of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Larry Hochman & Stephen Oremus, Best Orchestrations, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Scott Pask, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Brian MacDevitt, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Brian Ronan, Best Sound Design of a Musical, 2011 The Book Of Mormon, Nikki M. James, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2011 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, 2011 La Cage Aux Folles, Best Revival of a Musical, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Douglas Hodge, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Terry Johnson, Best Direction of a Musical, 2010 A Little Night Music, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, 2010 A View From the Bridge, Scarlett Johansson, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, 2010 The Norman Conquests, Best Revival of a Play, 2009 Boeing-Boeing, Best Revival of a Play, 2008 Boeing-Boeing, Mark Rylance, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, 2008 Faith Healer, Ian McDiarmid, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, 2006 Noises Off, Katie Finneran, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, 2002 BAFTAs Best Single Drama, Together, 2022 Drama Series, Wolf Hall, 2016 Leading Actor, Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall, 2016 The Stage Awards Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2019 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2017 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2016 Producer of the Year, Sonia Friedman, 2015 Evening Standard Awards Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical, 2022 Rodgers & Hammerstien's Oklahoma!, Patrick Vaill, Best Musical Performance, 2022 The Inheritance, Best Play, 2018 The Jungle, Miriam Buether, Best Design, 2018 The Ferryman, Best Play, 2017 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Director, 2017 The Ferryman, Tom Glynn-Carney, Emerging Talent, 2017 Dreamgirls, Amber Riley, Best Musical Performance, 2017 Ink, Best Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Play, 2016 Oresteia, Robert Icke, Best Director, 2015 All My Sons, Howard Davies, Best Director, 2010 Jerusalem, Best Play, 2009 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Actor, 2009 Othello, Lenny Henry, Outstanding Newcomer, 2009 That Face, Polly Stenham, Most Promising Playwright, 2007 Home Place, Brian Friel, Best Play, 2005 Drama Desk Awards The Piano Lesson, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Outstanding Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brandon Uranowitz, Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play, 2023 New York, New York, Beowulf Boritt, Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Outstanding Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Paul Hilton, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Lois Smith, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, 2020 The Inheritance, Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, Oustanding Sound Design in a Play, 2020 The Ferryman, Outstanding Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Tom Glynn-Carney, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Nick Powell, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Outstanding Set Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Outstanding Light Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Finn Ross and Ash Woodward, Outstanding Projection Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Outstanding Sound Design, 2018 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Joe DiPietro, Outstanding Book of a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Judy Kaye, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Nice Work If You Can Get It, Michael McGrath, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2012 Death of a Salesman, Mike Nichols, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2012 The Book of Mormon, Outstanding Musical, 2011 The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, Outstanding Director of a Musical, 2011 The Book of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Outstanding Music, 2011 The Book of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, Outstanding Lyrics, 2011 La Cage aux Folles, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, 2010 La Cage aux Folles, Douglas Hodge, Outstanding Actor in a Musical, 2010 La Cage aux Folles, Matthew Wright, Outstanding Costume Design, 2010 A Little Night Music, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, 2010 A View From the Bridge, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2010 A View From the Bridge, Liev Schreiber, Outstanding Actor in a Play, 2010 The Norman Conquests, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2009 The Norman Conquests, Matthew Warchus, Outstanding Director, 2009 The Norman Conquests, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, 2009 Boeing-Boeing, Outstanding Revival of a Play, 2008 Boeing-Boeing, Mark Rylance, Outstanding Actor in a Play, 2008 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Eddie Izzard, Outstanding Actor in a Play, 2003 Critic's Circle Awards Patriots, Best New Play, 2023 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Best New Play, 2018 The Inheritance, Best Director, 2018 The Inheritance, Best Actor, Kyle Soller 2018 Summer and Smoke, Best Actress, Patsy Ferran, 2018 The Ferryman, Best New Play, 2017 Hamlet, Best Shakespearean Performance, Andrew Scott, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Best Director, John Tiffany, 2016 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Best Designer, Christine Jones, 2016 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Most Promising Newcomer, Anthony Boyle, 2016 Bend It Like Beckham, Best Musical, 2015 King Charles III, Best New Play, 2014 Chimerica, Best New Play, 2013 Merrily We Roll Along, Best Musical, 2012 All My Sons, Best Actor, David Suchet, 2011 Clybourne Park, Best New Play, 2011 Jerusalem, Best New Play, 2010 Jerusalem, Mark Rylance, Best Actor, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Best Musical, 2009 WhatsOnStage Awards Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Best New Play, 2024 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Best Musical Revival, 2023 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Joshua Thorson, Best Video Design, 2023 To Kill A Mockingbird, Gwyneth Keyworth, Best Supporting Performer in a Play, 2023 The Inheritance, Best New Play, 2019 The Inheritance, Vanessa Redgrave, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2019 Sonia Friedman, Equity Services to Theatre Award, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best West End Show, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Show Poster, 2018 The Ferryman, Best New Play, 2018 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Best Direction, 2018 The Ferryman, Fra Fee, Best Supporting Actor in a Play, 2018 Hamlet, Best Play Revival, 2018 Hamlet, Juliet Stevenson, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best New Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jamie Parker, Best Actor in a Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Anthony Boyle, Best Supporting Actor in a Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Noma Dumezweni, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Best Direction, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Best Set Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Best Lighting Design, 2017 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Finn Ross and Ash Woodward, Best Video Design, 2017 Dreamgirls, Amber Riley, Best Actress in a Musical, 2017 Funny Girl, Best Musical Revival, 2017 Hamlet, Best Play Revival, 2016 Hamlet, Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Actor in a Play, 2016 Hamlet, Es Devlin, Best Set Design, 2016 Hamlet, Jane Cox, Best Lighting Design, 2016 Shakespeare in Love, Best New Play, 2015 The Book of Mormon, Best New Musical, 2014 Twelfth Night, Stephen Fry, Best Supporting Actor in a Play, 2013 Richard III & Twelfth Night, The IMAIL Best Ensemble Performance, 2013 Twelfth Night, Best Shakespearean Production, 2013 Much Ado About Nothing, David Tennant and Catherine Tate reuniting on stage, Theatre Event of the Year, 2012 Much Ado About Nothing, Best Shakespearean Production, 2012 All My Sons, Zoe Wanamaker, Best Actress in a Play, 2011 All My Sons, David Suchet, Best Actor in a Play, 2011 Legally Blonde, Sheridan Smith, Best Actress in a Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Jill Halfpenny, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, 2011 Shirley Valentine, Meera Syal, Best Solo Performance, 2011 Legally Blonde, by Nell Benjamin, Lawrence O’Keefe & Heather Hach, Best New Musical, 2011 Legally Blonde, Jerry Mitchell, Best Choreographer, 2011 La Cage Aux Folles, John Barrowman, Best Takeover Role, 2010 Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth, Best New Play, 2010 La Cage Aux Folles, Tracie Bennett, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, 2009 Under The Blue Sky, by David Eldridge, Best New Play, 2009 La Cage Aux Folles, Lynne Page, Best Choreographer, 2009 The Dumb Waiter, Lee Evans, Best Supporting Actor, 2008 Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Tom Stoppard, Best New Play, 2007 Rock ‘n’ Roll, Trevor Nunn, Best Director, 2007 Otherwise Engaged, Anthony Head, Best Supporting Actor, 2006 The Woman in White, Michael Ball, Best Takeover Role, 2006 The Woman in White, Maria Friedman, Best Actress in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Angela Christian, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Michael Crawford, Best Actor in a Musical, 2005 The Woman in White, Trevor Nunn, Best Director, 2005 The Woman in White, William Dudley, Best Set Designer, 2005 What the Night Is For, Gillian Anderson, Best Actress in a Play, 2003 Up For Grabs, Sian Thomas, Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2003 Up For Grabs, Madonna’s West End debut, Theatre Event of the Year, 2003 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Victoria Hamilton, Best Actress in a Play, 2002 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Best Play Revival, 2002 South Bank Sky Arts Awards Uncle Vanya, 2021 The Inheritance, 2019 The Jungle, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 2017 King Charles III, 2015 Outer Critics Circle Awards Leopoldstadt, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Brandon Uranowitz, Outstanding Featured Performer in a Broadway Play, 2023 Leopoldstadt, Patrick Marber, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2023 New York, New York, Beowulf Boritt, Outstanding Scenic Design, 2023 New York, New York, Susan Stroman, Outstanding Choreography, 2023 Merrily We Roll Along, Jonathan Groff, Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical, 2023 Merrily We Roll Along, Lindsay Mendez, Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical, 2023 The Inheritance, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2020 (Honours) The Inheritance, Stephen Daldry, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2020 (Honours) The Inheritance, John Benjamin Hickey, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2020 (Honours) The Inheritance, Paul Hilton, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2020 (Honours) The Inheritance, Samuel H. Levine, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, 2020 (Honours) The Inheritance, Lois Smith, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, 2020 (Honours) The Ferryman, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2019 The Ferryman, Sam Mendes, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Outstanding New Broadway Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany, Outstanding Director of a Play, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Christine Jones, Outstanding Set Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Neil Austin, Outstanding Lighting Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Finn Ross & Ash Woodward, Outstanding Projection Design, 2018 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Gareth Fry, Outstanding Sound Design, 2018 Mean Girls, Tina Fey, Outstanding Book of a Musical, 2018 Drama League Awards Leopoldstadt, Outstanding Production of a Play, 2023 The Inheritance, Outstanding Production of a Play, 2020 The Ferryman, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, 2019 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, 2018 New York Drama Critic's Circle Awards The Ferryman, Best Play, 2019 School Travel Awards Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Best Theatre Production for Schools, 2023

  • HOME | Sonia Friedman

    Producing your favourite shows Download CURRENT SHOWS Our current and forthcoming global productions and co-productions. ALL SHOWS OUR AWARDS 280 MAJOR AWARDS WON 63 OLIVIER AWARDS 34 TONY AWARDS 3 BAFTAs OUR STORY LEARN MORE We are an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in the world. ​ SFP has developed, initiated and been lead producer of over 200 new productions and together the company has been responsible for winning 61 Olivier Awards, 39 Tonys and 3 BAFTAs.

  • Last chance to see critically acclaimed 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

    Back to News & Press Last chance to see critically acclaimed 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre Sunday, 9 August 2015 Sonia Friedman Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre five star production of 1984 must end its limited run at the Playhouse Theatre on 5 September 2015. Following hugely successful runs at the Almeida in the West End last year, two national tours and prior to a forthcoming international tour, 1984 has been revived to continued success at the Playhouse Theatre this summer. More than a third of the tickets for this year’s run (38%) have been sold at the accessible £19.84 price band. This ticket initiative was set up by the show's producers to encourage new audiences. As a result, 1984 has one of the youngest audiences in the West End. Since 1984’s first performance in 2013, 264,000 people have seen the show across 459 performances in 18 different venues across 3 countries. 1984 is adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, and designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, sound designed by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid. George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most influential novels in recent history, with its chilling depiction of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance and incessant public mind-control. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwell’s fiction is often said to be our reality. Filtering the spirit and the ambition of the novel through the lens of contemporary culture, this radical new staging explores surveillance culture, identity and thinking two plus two can equal five. Up Up

  • Ellen Burstyn and Carol Kane join the cast of The Children's Hour

    Back to News & Press Ellen Burstyn and Carol Kane join the cast of The Children's Hour Friday, 19 November 2010 Ellen Burstyn and Carol Kane as well as Bryony Hannah and Tobias Menzies are to join the previously announced Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss in Ian Rickson’s production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. The Children’s Hour, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis, will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 22 January 2011 with press night on 9 February and is booking until 2 April 2011. The cast includes Ellen Burstyn (Amelia Tilford), Nancy Crane (Agatha), Amy Dawson (Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison (Catherine), Bryony Hannah (Mary Tilford), Carol Kane (Lily Mortar), Keira Knightley (Karen Wright), Tobias Menzies (Doctor Joseph Cardin) and Elizabeth Moss (Martha Dobie). Final casting will be announced shortly. When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. Karen Wright (Keira Knightley) and Martha Dobie (Elisabeth Moss) run a girls’ boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage. Banned in London and several cities across America, The Children's Hour received its world premiere on Broadway in 1934. Generations on, its potent exploration of a culture of fear remains startlingly relevant. Academy, Tony and BAFTA award-winning Ellen Burstyn will make her London stage debut in The Children’s Hour. Nominated six times for an Oscar for her roles in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time Next Year, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream, her many film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore for which she won the Best Actress BAFTA as well as the Academy Award. Her more recent film credits include Olivier Stone’s W. in which she played Barbara Bush, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain and Neil LaBute’s remake of The Wicker Man. She can be seen on screen in the forthcoming The Mighty Macs and Main Street. Her many US theatre credits include Same Time Next Year for which she won the Tony Award, 84 Charing Cross Road, Shirley Valentine and Long Day's Journey Into Night, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s production of The Little Flower of East Orange for the Public Theater and LAByrinth Theater Company. Burstyn’s television credits include the title role in The People vs. Jean Harris and Pack of Lies, for both which she was Emmy nominated, That’s Life, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The Book of Daniel. Carol Kane is best known on television for playing Simka Dahblitz-Gravas, wife of Latka Gravas, in the hugely popular US sitcom Taxi for which she won two Emmy awards. Her other television credits include regular roles in the American sitcoms All is Forgiven and American Dreamer as well as guest appearances in Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, Pearl, Two and a Half Men and Ugly Betty. Her film roles include Gitl in Hester Street for which she was Academy award-nominated, Allison Portchnik in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, Dog Day Afternoon, The Princess Bride, Scrooged, Addams Family Values, The Pacifier and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. She began her professional theatre career in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and has more recently played Madam Morrible in Wicked on Broadway, on tour in the US and in Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her other theatre credits include The Tempest and Macbeth at the Lincoln Centre Theater and earlier this year she was seen off Broadway in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore. Nancy Crane can currently be seen in Design for Living at the Old Vic. Her other theatre credits include Love the Sinner and Angels in America for the National Theatre, Now or Later, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Our Late Night and The Strip for the Royal Court, Chains of Dew and Trifles at the Orange Tree, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl and Six Degrees of Separation for Sheffield Theatres and Habitat for Manchester Royal Exchange. On television her credits include Law & Order, Cambridge Spies, Strike Force, The Last Days of Patton and 92 Grosvenor Street. Her film credits include The Special Relationship, The Dark Knight, The Road to Guantanamo, The Machinist and The Fourth Protocol. Amy Dawson’s theatre credits include That Face for Sheffield Theatres, Edmond for the Theatre Royal Haymarket, I’ll Leave It To You for Pentameters Theatre and Accidental Heroes and School Journey to the Centre of the Early both for the Lyric Hammersmith. After graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Isabel Ellison has recently been seen in Red Bud at the Royal Court Theatre. Bryony Hannah’s theatre credits for the National Theatre include Earthquakes in London, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Pillowman and War Horse. Her other theatre credits include Breathing Irregular for the Gate Theatre, The Winter's Tale for Headlong, The Crucible for Sheffield Theatres, The 24 Hour Plays for the Old Vic and The Black Sheep at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh. On screen her credits include Cemetery Junction and Reversals. Keira Knightley was last on stage in The Misanthrope directed by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in 2009. Her many film credits include Never Let Me Go which opened the 2010 London Film Festival, Bend It Like Beckham, Love Actually, The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, King Arthur, The Jacket, Pride and Prejudice, Domino, Silk, Atonement, The Edge of Love, The Duchess, Last Night and the forthcoming London Boulevard and A Dangerous Method. Her television credits include the critically-acclaimed remake of Doctor Zhivago, Oliver and Coming Home. Tobias Menzies is best known on screen for playing Brutus in BBC television series Rome. On stage his many credits include Edgar in King Lear at the Young Vic, Cloud Nine and Platonov for the Almeida Theatre, The Cherry Orchard for Sheffield Theatres, The History Boys for the National Theatre, the title role in Rupert Goold’s production of Hamlet at the Theatre Royal Northampton and Michael Blakemore’s production of Three Sisters at the Playhouse Theatre. His film credits include Atonement, Pierrepoint, Casino Royale and Anton Chekhov’s The Duel. His further television credits include Spooks, The Deep, Pulling and Persuasion. Elisabeth Moss, who will make her West End debut in The Children’s Hour, is best known for playing the role of Peggy Olson in the ongoing award-winning television series Mad Men, for which she has received both Emmy Award and SAG Award nominations, as well as for the role of Zoe Bartlett in The West Wing. Moss made her Broadway stage debut in David Mamet’s Speed- the-Plow in 2008. Her film credits include Get Him to the Greek, Did you Hear About the Morgans? and Girl, Interrupted, as well as the forthcoming On the Road and Darling Companion. Up Up

  • Joshua Malina to Join the Cast of LEOPOLDSTADT in March; David Krumholtz, Caissie Levy & More to Depart

    Back to News & Press Joshua Malina to Join the Cast of LEOPOLDSTADT in March; David Krumholtz, Caissie Levy & More to Depart Thursday, 2 February 2023 Beginning Tuesday, March 14, Joshua Malina ("The West Wing," "Sports Night") will take over the role of Hermann. Dave Register (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ) also joins the company in the role of Fritz, and Cody Braverman joins in the role of Young Leo. Leopoldstadt will also welcome current company members Jesse Aaronson in the role of Leo, in addition to his current role as Aaron; Charlotte Graham in the role of Nellie; and Sarah Killough in the role of Eva. Ali Rose Dachis (Fish in the Dark, Usual Girls ) also joins the company as an understudy. Arty Froushan , David Krumholtz , Caissie Levy , and Tedra Millan will play their final performances on Sunday, March 12. Up Up

  • ENDGAME

    Back to Productions ENDGAME This production began performances on 25th February and closed on 1st May 2004. ​ ​ The world is coming to an end. Beckett 's 1957 dark comedy finds the blind, bullying Hamm ( Michael Gambon ) and his shambling, hapless servant Clov ( Lee Evans ) trapped in a strange room. Along with Nagg ( Geoffrey Hutchings ) and Nell - Hamm's parents who live in a pair of dustbins - the 'Servant' and his 'Master' pass the time toying with the hopelessness of their situation all along sensing the inevitability of their end. ​ ​ "Nothing is funnier than unhappiness". ​ ​ CAST MICHAEL GAMBON – Hamm LEE EVANS – Clov LIZ SMITH – Nell GEOFFREY HUTCHINGS – Nagg CREATIVES SAMUEL BECKETT – Playwright MATTHEW WARCHUS – Director ROB HOWELL – Designer MARK HENDERSON – Lighting GARY YERSHON – Music PAUL GROOTHUIS – Sound

  • Sonia Friedman Productions Wins 11 Olivier Awards in 2017

    Back to News & Press Sonia Friedman Productions Wins 11 Olivier Awards in 2017 Sunday, 9 April 2017 We are delighted to have won an incredible eleven awards at the 2017 Olivier Awards, including a record-breaking nine wins for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , the most Olivier Awards ever won by any single production.A further two Olivier Awards were awarded to Dreamgirls , which we are extremely proud to have brought to the West End thirty-five years after the ground-breaking original Broadway production. We are so proud of everyone involved in all of our productions, and the extraordinary levels of talent, passion, hard work and commitment which go into making every single one of our shows a success.Sonia Friedman Productions won the following categories at the 2017 Olivier Awards: Best New Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Director John Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Actor Jamie Parker for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Actress in a Supporting Role Noma Dumezweni for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anthony Boyle for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Lighting Design Neil Austin for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Sound Design Gareth Fry for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Costume Design Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Set Design Christine Jones for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Actress in a Musical Amber Riley for Dreamgirls Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls As we prepare to transfer the hugely acclaimed production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour to the West End, we would also like to congratulate all those involved in this astonishing new play on their win for Best New Comedy , including originating producers National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre , and the National Theatre following its sold-out run there in 2016. Congratulations to all the 2017 Olivier winners and nominees from everyone at SFP! Up Up

  • Evening Standard's Influential List 2008

    Back to News & Press Evening Standard's Influential List 2008 Friday, 6 March 2009 London's theatreland is a hotbed of talent, spawning endless stars and scripts for Broadway and Hollywood. Big musicals may dominate the West End and box office receipts, but straight drama continues to thrive. These are the key people who make this city the global capital of theatre. Sonia Friedman, Valiantly works against the trend by putting on new or very youthful plays in a West End where such things are regarded as risky. Friedman, sister of singer Maria, set up her own production firm in 2002 and has spread her tentacles to New York's Broadway. Recent hits include debut play That Face, written by 21-year-old Polly Stenham. Read full article here . Up Up

  • Sonia Friedman has been ranked as the top producer in the Stage 100 2020

    Back to News & Press Sonia Friedman has been ranked as the top producer in the Stage 100 2020 Thursday, 2 January 2020 On Sonia Friedman , The Stage said: By her own extraordinary standards, 2019 was a slightly subdued year for Friedman, who last topped this list in 2017. Still, even in a relatively quiet year, Friedman managed to pick up seven Olivier and six Tony awards for her shows, while continuing the global roll-out of arguably the world’s hottest theatre brand. Sonia Friedman Productions’ critically acclaimed stagings of Summer and Smoke and The Inheritance closed in January, going on to scoop best revival and best new play respectively at the Oliviers. Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve did not quite land with critics, but it did superb business, thanks in no small part to its starry cast, led by Gillian Anderson and Lily James. Trevor Nunn’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which SFP transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory, ran pretty much throughout the year, joining the ever-present Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Book of Mormon in the West End, while Mormon also embarked on its first UK and European tour. But the artistic highlight of Friedman’s UK output in 2019 was Rosmersholm: this Rolls-Royce revival of a rarely staged Ibsen play was hailed by the Guardian’s Michael Billington as his number one show of the past year: “I’d rate this one of the best Ibsen productions I’ve ever seen,” he said. “Everything about this production felt right.” Rosmersholm served as a welcome reminder that high-quality, classical drama can still thrive in the West End (just about) and it was a great example of the kind of top-class commercial theatre in which Friedman specialises. Internationally, it was all go. Ink and The Ferryman both triumphed at the Tony Awards and were followed on Broadway by the transfer of The Inheritance. This epic play about three generations of gay men in New York did not quite receive the ecstatic notices it had enjoyed in the West End. It will be interesting to see how it fares at this year’s Tony Awards. Her other Broadway productions included Mean Girls and The Jungle – a decent indication of the staggering range of SFP’s output. Meanwhile, the worldwide roll-out of Harry Potter continued apace with the show opening in Melbourne and San Francisco. Hamburg and Toronto follow in 2020. Back in London, 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with a new Tom Stoppard, Leopoldstadt, plus a new adaptation of Uncle Vanya, a transfer of the US production of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the Almeida’s The Doctor already all lined up for West End runs. But amid all these glittering achievements there was one dark cloud: 2019 was the year that Friedman and her colleagues said goodbye to Teddy, her beloved Bichon Frise dog – a Theatreland icon in her own right and well known as “the real boss of SFP”, who died in May. Up Up

  • Coward at the Coward: Howard Davies to direct Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam, Kevin Mcnally & Olivia Colman in Noel Coward's Hay Fever

    Back to News & Press Coward at the Coward: Howard Davies to direct Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam, Kevin Mcnally & Olivia Colman in Noel Coward's Hay Fever Thursday, 13 October 2011 Howard Davies is to direct Lindsay Duncan in Coward’s Hay Fever, reuniting the director and actor who together received seven major international theatre awards for their 2001 collaboration on Coward’s Private Lives. Duncan is joined by Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally and Olivia Colman in Coward’s sublime comedy of bad manners. Running at the Noël Coward Theatre from 10 February – 2 June 2012, Hay Fever has designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Mike Walker. Press preview performances are Thursday 23 February at 7pm, Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, with reviews embargoed until Monday 27 February 2012. Hay Fever is produced in the West End by Richard Willis, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions. Further casting will be announced shortly. Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still enjoying life with more than a little high drama and the occasional big scene. To spice her weekend up, Judith invites a young suitor to join her in the country. However, her novelist husband, David, and her two eccentric children, Simon and Sorel, have had the same idea for themselves and any hope for private flirtation disappears as the family’s guests begin to arrive. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties. In 1920 Noël Coward made his stage debut at what was then known as the New Theatre in his own first play, I'll Leave It To You. In 1973 the theatre was renamed the Albery and subsequently, in 2001, Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman played Amanda and Elyot in Coward's Private Lives to great critical acclaim. In June 2006 the theatre was renamed once again as the Noël Coward Theatre when the building underwent major refurbishment including the naming of the two principal dressing rooms as Noël and Gertie, the latter being Coward’s favourite leading lady, Gertrude Lawrence. Cameron Mackintosh said: “I’m delighted to be able to have our first Coward play at the theatre since it was renamed after The Master. Truly one of Noël’s masterpieces, Hay Fever promises to be as great an evening at this theatre as Howard Davies’ Private Lives a few years ago, also starring the delicious Lindsay Duncan. I am also delighted to welcome to the salon of the Prince of Wales Theatre, Noël’s beloved grand piano on which he composed so many of his wonderful songs. His talent to amuse lives on forever.” Playwright, composer, director and actor Noël Coward wrote Hay Fever in 1924 and it was first produced a year later at the Ambassadors Theatre. Coward wrote over 50 plays during his career including Private Lives, Design for Living, Present Laughter, Blithe Spirit and Hay Fever. His many compositions include Mad Dogs and Englishmen, A Room with a View and Mrs Worthington, and his film credits include Brief Encounter, The Vortex and The Italian Job. Coward was knighted in 1970. Double Olivier award-winner Lindsay Duncan (Judith Bliss) has worked extensively for the National Theatre where her credits include Plenty, The Homecoming and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and for the Royal Shakespeare Company in productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. In the West End she has been seen in The Cryptogram, That Face and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. For the Royal Court her credits include the original production of Top Girls as well as Ashes to Ashes and Mouth to Mouth. For the Almeida Theatre her credits include Celebration and The Room. On television she has recently appeared as Alex Cairns in Black Mirror – The National Anthem and The Duchess of York in Rupert Goold’s Richard II. Her other television credits also include White Heat, Dr Who, the title role in Margaret, as well as Lost in Austen, Longford, Rome, Shooting the Past and Perfect Strangers, The Rector’s Wife, A Year in Provence, GBH and Traffik. Her film credits include Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Starter For Ten, Mansfield Park, An Ideal Husband and Prick Up Your Ears. Olivier award-wining Jeremy Northam (Richard Greatham) was most recently on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in Old Times. His other theatre credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Country Wife for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Certain Young Men for the Almeida Theatre and the Voysey Inheritance at the National Theatre. He has most recently been seen on television in Stephen Poliakoff’s Glorious 39 and as Thomas Moore in The Tudors. His other television credits include White Heat and Journey’s End. Northam’s film credits include Creation, Dean Spanley, A Cock and Bull Story, Gosford Park (in which he played Ivor Novello), The Winslow Boy, An Ideal Husband, Happy Texas, Possession, Emma, The Net and Carrington. Kevin McNally’s (David Bliss) most recent stage credits were as Claudius in Hamlet and Lebedev in Ivanov, both for the Donmar Warehouse at Wyndham’s Theatre. Previously his extensive theatre credits include Boeing Boeing, The Lady in the Van, Naked, Dead Funny and The Iceman Cometh. On television he can soon be seen in ITV1’s Downton Abbey. His other television credits include New Tricks, Life On Mars, Margaret, Bloodlines, Dunkirk, Spooks, Shackleton, Rab C Nesbitt, Enigma and Diana. McNally’s many film credits include the role of Joshamee Gibbs, Captain Jack Sparrow’s first mate in The Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Raven (to be released next Spring), Valkyrie, De-Lovely, The Phantom of the Opera, Johnny English, Sliding Doors, Irish Jam and Entrapment. Olivia Colman’s (Myra Arundel) theatre credits include England People Very Nice for the National Theatre, The Three Some for the Lyric Hammersmith and A Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Lyric Theatre. Her upcoming film credits include The Iron Lady directed by Phylidda Lloyd and Hyde Park on Hudson. Her other film credits include Tyrannosaur, Dog Altogether, Grow Your Own, I Could Never Be Your Woman and Hot Fuzz. On television she is best known for playing Sophie Chapman in the Peep Show series and Harriet Schulenburg in the Greenwing series. Her other television credits include The Baader Meinhof Gang series, Exile, Doctor Who, Beautiful People, Consuming Passion, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Hancock and Joan, Love Soup, Much Ado About Nothing, Ny-Lon and The Office. Multi award-winning Howard Davies is an Associate Director of the National Theatre where his many productions include The Cherry Orchard, The White Guard, Burnt by the Sun, The Taking Cure, Flight, Present Laughter and Mourning Becomes Electra. For the Almeida Theatre, where he was also Associate Director, his productions include Period of Adjustment, The Play About the Baby, The Iceman Cometh and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? At the Royal Shakespeare Company he produced 26 new plays in 4 years at the Warehouse Theatre which he established and ran. His other RSC credits include The General from America, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Jail Diary of Albie Sachs. In the West End Davies’ directing credits include All My Sons, The Breath of Life and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. His many Broadway transfers include A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh, My Fair Lady, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Up Up

  • La Cage and View win Drama League Awards

    Back to News & Press La Cage and View win Drama League Awards Sunday, 23 May 2010 LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has been named Distinguished Revival of a Musical and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Distinguished Revival of a Play at the 2010 Drama League Awards. The awards were announced at the 76th Annual Drama League Awards held on May 21, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Up Up

  • CELEBRATION

    Back to Productions CELEBRATION This production's strictly limited run began on 1st December and closed on 3rd December 2005. ​ ​ To celebrate Harold Pinter's 75th Birthday and his receiving the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature, The Gate Theatre Dublin presented a reading by leading British actors of Pinter's play Celebration at the Albery Theatre for three nights only. ​ ​ Directed by Alan Stanford , the cast was Sinead Cusack (Prue), Janie Dee (Suki), Michael Gambon (Lambert), Jeremy Irons (Russell), Joanna Lumley (Sonia), Stephen Rea (Waiter), Kenneth Cranham (Matt), Charles Dance (Richard) and Penelope Wilton (Julie), all of whom have previously appeared in Pinter's plays. In his seventy fifth year, award-winning playwright, screen writer, director and actor Harold Pinter received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature which he collected in Stockholm. He was appointed CBE in 1966 and became a Companion of Honour in 2002. The Gate Theatre has a unique association with Harold Pinter, having presented two festivals of his work, in 1994 and 1997, and curated a third at the Lincoln Center, New York in 2001, all of which Pinter himself participated in. In October the Gate marked Pinter's 75th birthday by producing Old Times and Betrayal, and, on the weekend of his birthday many actors associated with his work travelled to Dublin for readings of a selection of plays, poetry and prose spanning over 50 years, in which Pinter himself took part. The Gate Theatre Dublin's partner in this venture is Sonia Friedman Productions . Both the Gate Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions have collaborated on many productions in the West End, including The Home Place by Brian Friel, Afterplay by Brian Friel, Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and See You Next Tuesday by Ronald Harwood. Together they presented the Gate Theatre Dublin's production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer in New York starring Ralph Fiennes, Cherry Jones and Ian McDiarmid, directed by Jonathan Kent. ​ ​ CAST KENNETH CRANHAM – Matt SINEAD CUSACK – Prue CHARLES DANCE – Richard JANIE DEE – Suki MICHAEL GAMBON – Lambert JEREMY IRONS – Russell JOANNA LUMLEY – Sonia STEPHEN REA – Waiter PENELOPE WILTON – Julie CREATIVES HAROLD PINTER – Playwright ALAMN STANFORD – Director EILEEN DISS – Designer EVANNA MEEHAN – Stage Manager

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