A Good Night for The Inheritance, Company and Come From Away at The Oliviers

A play about being young and gay in New York, a generation after the peak of the AIDs crisis, The Inheritance, has taken home some of the top prizes at The Olivier Awards, which honour achievement on the West End stage.

The Inheritance. Photo: Marc Brenner

It was named the Best New Play, while Stephen Daldry won the Best Director award and Kyle Soller took home the Best Actor prize. It was also honoured for its lighting design.

The latest production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company also won four awards. It took both awards for supporting acting in musicals, for Jonathan Bailey and Patty LuPone. It was also named the Best Musical Revival and was honoured for its set design.

There were also four awards for Come From Away, which was named the Best New Musical. It was also honoured for its music, sound design and theatre choreography.

The Best Actress prize went to Patsy Ferran for Summer And Smoke, which was named the Best Revival.

Chris Walley won the Best Supporting Actor award for The Lieutenant of Inishmore, with Monica Dolan being named Best Supporting Actress for her role in All About Eve.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith was named the Best Actor in a Musical for his role in the Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and the prize for the Best Actress in a Musical went to Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, or Change.

Other prizes handed out at a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall included Best Costume for The King And I, Best Opera going to Porgy And Bess, Katya Kabanova for Best New Opera and Flesh And Bone won the Affiliate Theatre prize. The Best Family show was A Monster Calls.