Colman Getty set for Olivier Awards

Next month’s Laurence Olivier Awards will be publicised by Colman Getty following the resignation of nine-year incumbent Townhouse Publicity.

The Society of London Theatre gongs are presented on 26 February at the London Hilton in Park Lane.

Awards director Michael Cregan said the brief hinged around pitching the ceremony to the arts and culture sections of the mainstream press, and generating publicity around the winners.

The 2005 awards were dominated by Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. Mel Brooks' The Producers took the plaudits in the musical categories.

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