I had such a great day on Tuesday 31st March, as I was invited to the Olivier Awards Nominee lunch. First we arrived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a press photo call and then we went on to the Haymarket Hotel for lunch. I had a lot of fun meeting and chatting with some of the other nominees, as well as spending time with Izzy, Perdy and Zoe, who are nominated with me for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’, for Iris in The Nether. The play is nominated for four Olivier awards, which is amazing, and I’m really pleased for everyone involved in the production because all of their hard work has been recognised.
We even got to have some photos taken in front of the Olivier backdrop and statue. I’ve included some of my Mum’s photos in the slideshow below and here’s a link to the official event gallery… http://bit.ly/1CAHOjv
I’ll let you know how things go next Sunday and ITV are even televising highlights later that evening!!
There are only four weeks left now in The Nether’s run at the Duke of York Theatre, in St. Martins Lane. It’s been such an incredible experience playing Iris and I’m really going to enjoy the last of my performances. No doubt I’ll miss the show, the actors, the production and my friends playing Iris… so much!!!
Jaime Adler at the pre-Olivier Nominee lunch
My Olivier Award Nomination certificate, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Iris, The Nether
Since The Nether transferred to the Duke of York Theatre in the West End, in February of this year, I have been playing the role of Iris. It’s been a really exciting part for me to play and very different from the West End musical roles I have played so far. It’s a really serious acting role, which also requires me to have an American accent throughout. I’m really loving it.
The Nether was written by the brilliant American playwright, Jennifer Haley, and the West End adaptation has been Directed by Jeremy Herrin, through Headlong productions. I get to play alongside some really amazing actors… David Calder, Amanda Hale, Stanley Townsend, and Ivano Jeremiah – the reviews we’ve been getting have been fantastic – they are all so talented!! My role as Iris is played in rotation with Isabella Pappas and Perdie Hibbins. Zoe Brough also played Iris, before I started, during the preview shows. All the girls have been really great and we are all very supportive of each other.
The play is set in 2050 and is a futuristic crime drama that explores the whole world of virtual reality, and what it would be like if we began living our lives virtually rather than in the real world. My character plays an avatar in this virtual world – which is called The Nether. The set is truly incredible, designed by Es Devlin, and brings this virtual world to life so cleverly. If you would like to know more about the play here’s a link… http://thenethertheplay.co.uk
The really exciting part though has been the recent Olivier nomination. I can’t believe that we’ve been nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’. It’s going to be such an exciting night, to walk the red carpet and be a part of the Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House!!!
Here’s a few photos too, of me in the role of Iris, as well as some shots taken with the Director, Producer and cast at the opening night party.
On stage playing Iris alongside Ivanno Jeremiah as Mr Woodnut
On stage playing Iris, The Nether
Duke of York Theatre in all it’s glory!
The Nether opening night party with the whole cast, the Director, Jeremy Herrin, and West End Producer, Sonia Friedman
The Nether opening night party with the girls playing Iris, and the Director, Jeremy Herrin
Me and Ivanno Jeremiah at The Nether after show party
Me and Sonia Freedman at The Nether after show party
I will let you all know about my exciting experience at the Olivier Awards in April!!!