The Curious Incident is top dog at 2013 Olivier Awards

The Curious Incident is top dog at 2013 Olivier Awards

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME was the big winner at last night's 2013 Olivier Awards ceremony, taking home seven gongs including Best New Play, Best Director for Marianne Elliot and Best Supporting Actress for Nicola Walker. Winning Best Actor for his performance as 15-year old Christopher, Luke Treadaway beat out stiff competition from Rupert Everett (The Judas Kiss), James McAvoy (Macbeth), Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Rafe Spall (Constellations). The seven wins for the National Theatre's highly acclaimed West End transfer matches the record set by last year's winner, the RSC's Matilda The Musical.

    Another big winner on the night was Dame Helen Mirren, who won Best Actress for her portrayal of the Queen in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, beating Hattie Morahan (A Doll's House), Billie Piper (The Effect) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Old Times). Her co-star Richard McCabe won the Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his performance as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

    In the musical categories SWEENEY TODD was named Best Musical Revival, with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton receiving the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively. The classic 1930's song and dance tribute TOP HAT walked away with three Oliviers, including Best New Musical. A CHORUS LINE's Leigh Zimmerman won Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical.

    The star-studded ceremony was hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and featured performances by Tony Award winner and Wicked star Idina Menzel, Glee star Matthew Morrison, and actress and singer Petula Clark. Presenters included Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall and Lee Evans.

    See below for a full list of 2013 Olivier Award winners:

    Best Revival Of A Play

    -    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Best New Play

    -    The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

    Best Actor

    -    Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best Actress

    -    Helen Mirren (The Audience)

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

    -    Richard McCabe (The Audience)

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role

    -    Nicola Walker (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best Director

    -    Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best New Musical

    -    Top Hat

    Best Musical Revival

    -    Sweeney Todd

    Best Actor in a Musical

    -    Michael Ball (Sweeney Todd)

    Best Actress in a Musical

    -    Imelda Staunton (Sweeney Todd)

    Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical

    -    Leigh Zimmerman (A Chorus Line)

    BBC Radio 2 Audience Award

    -    Billy Elliot The Musical

    Best Costume Design

    -    Jon Morrell (Top Hat)

    Best Lighting Design

    -    Paule Constable (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best Sound Design

    -    Ian Dickinson (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best Set Design

    -    Bunny Christie & Finn Ross (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time)

    Best Entertainment And Family

    -    Goodnight Mister Tom

    Best New Dance Production

    -    Aeternum (The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon)

    Outstanding Achievement in Dance

    -    Marianela Nunez (for Aeternum, Diana & Actaeon and Viscera, The Royal Ballet at the ROH)

    Best New Opera Production

    -    Einstein On The Beach (Barbican Theatre)

    Outstanding Achievement in Opera

    -    Tenor Bryan Hymel (for his performances in Les Troyes, Robert Le Diable & Rusalka at the ROH)

    Best Theatre Choreographer

    -    Bill Deamer (Top Hat)

    Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre

    -    The season of new writing at the Royal Court Upstairs

    Special Award

    -    Gillian Lynne

    -    Michael Frayn


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