The National Theatre’s production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time wins seven prizes at Olivier Awards (Credit: Manuel Harlan)
National Theatre production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has dominated this year’s Olivier Awards, picking up seven out of the eight prizes it was nominated for – tying with the record amount of wins secured by Matilda The Musical at last year’s ceremony.
Curious Incident picked up awards for its acting, with accolades for Luke Treadaway as best actor and Nicola Walker as best supporting actress, as well as for its technical aspects, coming away with prizes for best sound design, best set design and best lighting design. It also scooped the top prizes of the night, winning best new play and best director for Marianne Elliott.
Other productions awarded at this year’s ceremony included The Audience, with Helen Mirren and Richard McCabe coming away with prizes for best actress and best supporting actor; Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd, picking up prizes for best musical revival and best actor and actress in a musical for leads Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton; and Top Hat, which received a hat-trick of accolades for best new musical, best costume design and best theatre choreographer.
For the full list of winners, visit www.olivierawards.com
The nominations for Theatre Awards UK 2012, hosted by the Theatrical Management Association, have been announced.
Sweeney Todd has earned three nominations at this year’s awards, including two nominations in the Best Performance in a Musical category, nods having been given to both Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, and Best Musical Production. The revival has recently finished a run on the West End, having transferred from the Chichester Festival in 2011.
The prize for Best Show for Children and Young People will fought out between Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland; Shona Reppe’s The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean, performed at Scotland’s new writing Traverse Theatre this August; and Something Very Far Away from Unicorn Theatre.
This year Theatre Awards UK are set to present their first public-voted prize, in association with The Stage, for Best Touring Production. Nominees include Curve Theatre’s The King and I and Swallows and Amazons from The Children’s Touring Partnership. Voting is open on The Stage‘s website until midnight on the 22 October.
The awards ceremony, which focuses on rewarding theatre work which takes place throughout the entirety of the UK, will take place on 28 October at London’s Guildhall.
The full list of nominations is available to view on the TMA website.