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Belgian director Ivo Van Hove wins British theatre prize
Belgian theatre director Ivo Van Hove received the Laurence Olivier Award for best director during a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London yesterday. The British theatre prize, named after actor Laurence Olivier, is one of the most prestigious awards in the theatre world.
Van Hove’s adaptation of the Authur Miller play A View from the Bridge won three awards, including best actor (Mark Strong), best director and best revival.
But van Hove was not the only Belgian to receive an Olivier award this year, with 32 Rue Vandenbranden by Belgian theatre company Peeping Tom winning the award for best new dance production.
To be eligible to win an Olivier Award, a production must have been performed in a British theatre at least 30 times within a year at the time of nomination.