Olivier AwardsHarry Potter And The Cursed child swept the boards at last nights Olivier Awards, taking home 9 of the 11 awards it was nominated for including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Anthony Boyle), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Noma Dumezweni), Best Actor (Jamie Parker), Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, White Light Award for Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design and Best Director.

Unsurprisingly, Billie Piper won Best Actress for Yerma at the Young Vic (she’s won just about every award going for this show) and the show also won Best Revival.

Groundhog Day, which played last year at The Old Vic and has just opened on Broadway won Best Actor in a Musical (Andy Karl) and Mastercard Best New Musical. The show is rumoured to be coming to the West End later in 2017.

I was a little surprised that Groundhog Day won Best New Musical and not School of Rock. School Of Rock did however win the award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

DreamGirls took home two awards Best Actress in a Musical (Amber Riley) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard.

Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells won Best Entertainment and Family and Best Theatre Choreographer.


Other award winners last night were:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Rebecca Trehearn for Show Boat at New London Theatre

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival
Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best New Comedy
Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour at National Theatre – Dorfman

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Rotterdam at Trafalgar Studios 2

Best New Opera Production
Akhnaten at London Coliseum

Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Mark Wigglesworth for his conducting of Don Giovanni and Lulu at London Coliseum

Best New Dance Production
Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
English National Ballet for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Akram Khan’s Giselle and She Said at Sadler’s Wells

Special Award Winner
Kenneth Branagh

I managed to guess 10 of the winner correctly on the night. How many did you guess? What do you think of this years winners? Let me know your thoughts on social media Facebook Twitter or you can email me wilma@westendwilma.com.