New Peter Hall award after Olivier slip

The Best Director award in the Oliviers is to be renamed the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director in future, after the slip at Sunday’s annual presentations when the founder of the RSC and director of the National Theatre was missing from the tributes section.

Among those who died in 2017-18, the name of Hall, who died last September aged 86, was accidentally omitted. His name will now be part of the proceedings in perpetuity 

A statement today said: “The Society of London Theatre apologises unreservedly for this serious error. Sir Peter… was a giant of British theatre and is sorely missed”.

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