Stage play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time was the toast of the 2013 Olivier Awards on Sunday (28Apr13), taking home seven trophies.
The London production, about an autistic boy who tries to uncover who killed his neighbour's dog, landed the title of Best New Play, Best Director (Marianne Elliott), Best Actor (Luke Treadaway) and Best Supporting Actress (Nicola Walker), as well as mentions for sound, set and lighting design.
Dame Helen Mirren was crowned Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth Ii in The Audience, which also earned her co-star Richard MCCabe the Best Supporting Actor prize for his role as late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton won Best Actor and Actress in a Musical for their stints in Sweeney Todd, which also received the title of Best Musical Revival.
Billy Elliot took home the Audience Award for Most Popular Show, Top Hat was recognised as Best New Musical, Best Entertainment and Family went to Goodnight Mister Tom, and Long Day's Journey Into Night nabbed Best Revival.
The winners were announced during the 37th annual ceremony, hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville at the Royal Opera House in London.
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