Olivier Awards winners 2012
See the full list of winners for the 2012 Laurence Olivier theatre awards
The RSC's 'Matilda the Musical' was the big winner at Sunday's thirty-sixth Laurence Olivier Awards with MasterCard, which took place at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The musical – written by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin – had been widely tipped to sweep the awards, which reward achievement in West End and affiliate theatres. 'Matilda' won in seven of its ten nominated categories, including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel's cross-dressing turn as the villainous Miss Trunchbull and Best Actress in a Musical, which was split between all four actors playing Matilda.
The National Theatre had a good showing, as Danny Boyle's production of 'Frankenstein' took home two awards, including a joint Best Actor win for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. John Hodge's 'Collaborators' (by coincidence about to transfer to the Olivier) was the surprise winner of Best New Play, beating the NT's huge hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', which walked away with nothing.
Elsewhere the Donmar Warehouse's 'Anna Christie' won Best Revival and Best Actress (for Ruth Wilson's title performance) and the Open Air Theatre's 'Crazy for You' also scooped a pair, winning Best Musical Revival. See below for full list of winners (marked in bold) and runners up.
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