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NEWS: Company and Come From Away win big at Olivier Awards

A sprawling two-part, seven-hour play about the lives of gay men in New York emerged as one of the biggest winners at the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards last night.

The Inheritance won four Oliviers at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Also with four wins were a reinvention of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, starring Patti LuPone and a spirit-lifting new Candian musical; Come From Away.

The winners in full:

Best actor: Kyle Soller for The Inheritance

Best actress: Patsy Ferran for Summer and Smoke

Best actor in a supporting role: Chris Walley for The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Best actress in a supporting role: Monica Dolan for All About Eve

Best director: Stephen Daldry

Best new play: The Inheritance

Best New Musical: Come From Away

Best musical revival: Company

Best revival: Summer and Smoke

Best new comedy: Home, I’m Darling

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical: Jonathan Bailey for Company

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical: Patti LuPone for Company

Outstanding achievement in music: Come From Away

Best new dance production: Blkdog at Sadler’s Wells

Outstanding achievement in dance: Akram Khan for his performance in Xenos at Sadler’s Wells

Best Entertainment and family: A Monster Calls

Best theatre choreographer: Kelly Devine for Come From Away

Best actor in a musical: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith for Tina – the Tina Turner Musical

Best actress in a musical: Sharon D. Clarke for Caroline, Or Change

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre: Flesh and Bone at Soho Theatre

Best lighting: Jon Clark for The Inheritance

Best sound: Gareth Owen for Come From Away

Best costume: Catherine Zuber for The King and I

Best new opera: Katya Kabanova at the Royal Opera House

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

Best set design: Bunny Christie for Company

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