Doctor Who and The Office alum Catherine Tate is to host the Olivier Awards, which honor excellence in British theater.

The gala is to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 8.

The former star of The Catherine Tate Show has recently appeared in the stage productions of Assassins, The Vote, Season's Greetings, Much Ado About Nothing and Some Girl(s).

"I'm delighted to be hosting this year's Olivier Awards. Theater has always been a big love of mine -- both as a performer and as an audience member. For me, it's the shared experience that can't be beaten," Tate said in a statement. "The memories I have of theater stay with me long after the show has ended, even the productions I caught as a child, such is the power of this wonderful medium! There is so much to celebrate within the U.K. theater scene and it's my pleasure to be involved in this exciting and inspiring event."