The Guv'nor

Al Murray in line for an Olivier

Al Murray's West End show has been nominated for one of theatre's most prestigious awards.

My Gaff, My Rules - which ran at the Playhouse - is one of the shortlisted shows in the entertainment category of the Olivier Awards.

The League of Gentlemen's show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane was also nominated in the same category.

The shows face stiff competition from Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim, Shockheaded Peter and The Vagina Monologues.

Nominated in the best new comedy category are Hamish McColl and Sean Foley's The Play What I Wrote, the political satire Feelgood, Ray Cooney's farce Caught In The Net and David Mamet's Boston Marriage.

Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, chairman of the awards committee, said: "These nominations recognise a fantastic range of wonderful productions and fine performances. They remind us just how good London Theatre has been in the past 12 months."

Theatregoers can also vote for their favourite shows at the official website.

The awards, now in their 26th year, will be handed out at an event hosted by Clive Anderson on Friday February 15.

Published: 17 Jan 2002

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