Oliver Awards winners in full: Company and The Inheritance take home top prizes

Ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and was attended by the Duchess of Cambridge

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 08 April 2019 07:05
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Patti LuPone accepts the Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, for her performance in Company
Patti LuPone accepts the Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, for her performance in Company

Company emerged as one of the biggest winners at this year's Olivier Awards in London.

The West End revival of the 1970 musical took home four prizes at the ceremony, which is regarded as the most prestigious awards event in UK theatre. The Duchess of Cornwall was among the attendees at the ceremony, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall.

Company's wins included best supporting actress in a musical for Patti LuPone, who said she was "deeply moved" to receive the award.

"Thank you for accepting me into your community," the theatre veteran said in her acceptance speech. "I love London, I love the theatre community here."

Company also won the prizes for best musical revival, best set design, and best supporting actor for Jonathan Bailey.

Director Marianne Elliot said that her team's main goal was "to put female stories front and centre on our stage".

"Celebrating female stories was not only possible but absolutely vital and the most outstanding thing about doing this show was that our audience seemed to believe that too," she said.

The Inheritance and Come From Away were the other two shows to win four prizes each. The Inheritance, about the lives of gay men in New York, took home best new play, best actor for Kyle Soller, and best director for Stephen Daldry.

Come From Away received the awards for best new musical, best theatre choreography, best sound design and outstanding achievement in music.

See the Olivier Award winners in full, below:

Best new play The Inheritance

Best new musical Come From Away

Best new comedy Home, I'm Darling

Best revival Summer and Smoke

Best musical revivalCompany

Best director – Stephen Daldry (The Inheritance)

Best actor – Kyle Soller (The Inheritance)

Kyle Soller poses backstage at the Olivier Awards with his trophy for Best Actor

Best actress – Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke)

Best supporting actor – Chris Walley (The Lieutenant of Inishmore)

Best supporting actress – Monica Dolan (All About Eve)

Best actor in a musical – Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Tina: The Musical)

Best actress in a musical – Sharon D Clarke (Caroline or Change)

Best supporting actor in a musical – Jonathan Bailey (Company)

Jonathan Bailey and Chris Harper with their prizes at the Olivier Awards afterparty at the Natural History Museum

Best supporting actress in a musical – Patti LuPone (Company)

Best entertainment and familyA Monster Calls

Best set design – Bunny Christie (Company)

Best lighting – Jon Clark (The Inheritance)

Best new dance production Blkdog

Best new opera Katya Kabanova at Royal Opera House

Best costume design – Catherine Zuber (The King and I)

Best sound design – Gareth Owen (Come From Away)

Best theatre choreographer – Kelly Devine (Come From Away)

Outstanding achievement in music Come From Away

Outstanding achievement in dance – Akram Khan (Xenos)

Outstanding achievement in opera – The ensemble of Porgy and Bess at London Coliseum

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatreFlesh and Bone at Soho theatre

Special awardMatthew Bourne

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