We are thrilled that the children's ensemble in NOYE'S FLUDDE, our first collaboration with English National Opera, won the 2020 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. The ensemble was made up of over 200 young people with pupils from Churchfields Junior School and Brampton Primary School as well as the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Redbridge Music and Newham Music. Joining the ensemble were a team of professional performers and musicians as well as dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor and our community groups: Stratford East Singers and ENO Community Choir.
Combining the talents of professional singers, actors and musicians, and the incredible performances from the young people, the production was staged in July 2019 to packed houses. We'd like to congratulate everyone involved in make NOYE'S FLUDDE possible and also a special congratulations to the team behind OUR LADY OF KIBEHO, which was nominated for this year's Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.
Musical Director Martin Fitzpatrick and Stratford East Artistic Director Nadia Fall accepting the award from Jason Manford.
You can learn more about the making of NOYE'S FLUDDE in our video below.
Stratford East has a history of Olivier Award acclaim! In 2007, the theatre was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for Boy Blue Entertainment’s PIED PIPER. In 2008, the festive production CINDERELLA, which was the first pantomine to be nominated for an Olivier Award!
The 2011 site-specific ROADKILL won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre in 2012; the same year which the experiential theatre hit YOU ME BUM BUM TRAIN was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre. Lastly, the 50th anniversary of its debut at Stratford East and the acclaimed OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR received a nomination for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre in 2014.
Production photos: Marc Brenner
Churchfields Junior School Rehearsal photo: Marc Brenner
Brampton Primary School Rehearsal photo: Craig Fuller