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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Designer

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Designer was 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.

Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Set Designer
Awarded forBest Set Designer
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byTim Hatley for Humble Boy and Private Lives (2002)

The award was retired after the 2002 ceremony.


Winners and nomineesEdit


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, Part 1 and 2 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
Lez Brotherston Spend, Spend, Spend
Maria Björnson Plenty
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

See alsoEdit


  • 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.

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