Penwortham sound designer nominated at Olivier Awards

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Sound designer Nick Sagar enjoyed a night at the Olivier Awards, nominated in two categories.

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The 49-year-old from Penwortham attended the lavish ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, London and was shortlisted with the rest of the team for Best Entertainment and Family for his involvement in Gangsta Granny and Best Dance for Tree of Codes.
Neither performance team won, Gangsta Granny losing out to Dick Whittington at London Palladium and Flight Pattern by Crystal Pite at Royal Opera House taking the Best Dance crown, but Nick was delighted to have been nominated.
He said: “As much as it would have been amazing for the team to have won with Gangsta Granny or Tree of Codes, being nominees alongside such wonderful works is massive. I never thought I’d get to the Olivier Awards so it was very special.”
Gangsta Granny, based on David Walliams’s children’s book, has toured the UK, including Preston Guild Hall. Tree of Codes is a opera ballet taking inspiration from Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name.
The Olivier Awards celebrates the world-class status of London theatre, and are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours. This year it was hosted by comedienne Catherine Tate.
The big winner on the night was American musical Hamilton, which took home seven prizes, the most of any show, including two performance accolades and best new musical.