Everyone else has already mulled over the Olivier Awards shortlist I'm sure but I'm not one to miss an opportunity to put in my own two-penneth.
So here are some of my thoughts on the contenders, my predictions for the winners and those I think were shamefully missed off. (And now with the results added in)
Best New Play
Jumpy - I enjoyed it very much critics were more mixed, not sure I would give it an award though
Ladykillers - Memorable more for the set than the play which was entertaining enough but not the funniest thing around in the West End in the last 12 months.
One Man Two Guvnors - Enjoyed, probably even more second time around when could pay more attention to witty script. Yes this should be here.
Collaborators - Loved this. Very clever as well as funny, well deserves its place.
OMISSION? Well most of the new writing I've seen isn't in the West End so I can't add anything that would qualify for this category.
AND THE WINNER IS? I'd like it to be Collaborators but I think it will be One Man Two Guvnors. Hurrah it was the Collaborators