The Killing Eve and Help star, Jodie Comer, has won the Best Actress award at the Oliviers for her one-woman show Prima Facie, which itself was named the Best New Play. Collecting her award at the Royal Albert Hall, Comer said, “To any kids who haven’t been to drama school, who can’t afford to go, have been rejected – don’t let anyone tell you it’s impossible.”
The young Irish actor Paul Mescal has gone one better on stage than he went on film with last month’s Oscar-nomination for Aftersun, winning the Best Actor award at the Oliviers, for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire, which was also named the Best Revival.
His co-star Anjana Vasan won the best supporting actress prize, while the best supporting actor honours went to Will Keen for Patriots.
Standing At The Sky’s Edge was named the Best New Musical, while Oklahoma! won Best Musical Revival, and its star Arthur Darvill took home the prize for the best actor in a musical. The best actress was Katie Brayben for Tammy Faye and her co-star Zubin Varla took the award for the best supporting acting in a musical. The corresponding actress honour went to Beverley Knight, for Sylvia.
Phelim McDermott was named the best director for My Neighbour Totoro, which won a total of six awards, including best entertainment or comedy play.
The best family show was the Hey Duggee Live Theatre Show, based on the popular CBeebies character.
There was also a lifetime achievement award for Sir Derek Jacobi and a special award for the choreographer, Dame Arlene Phillips.
Here are the winners in full:
- Best new play – Prima Facie
- Best new musical – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
- Best entertainment or comedy play – My Neighbour Totoro
- Best revival – A Streetcar Named Desire
- Best musical revival – Oklahoma!
- Best family show – Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show
- Best director – Phelim McDermott, for My Neighbour Totoro
- Best actor – Paul Mescal, for A Streetcar Named Desire
- Best actress – Jodie Comer, for Prima Facie
- Best supporting actor – Will Keen, for Patriots
- Best supporting actress – Anjana Vasan, for A Streetcar Named Desire
- Best actor in a musical – Arthur Darvill, for Oklahoma!
- Best actress in a musical – Katie Brayben, for Tammy Faye
- Best supporting actor in a musical – Zubin Varla, for Tammy Faye
- Best supporting actress in a musical – Beverley Knight, for Sylvia
- Best set design – Tom Pye, for My Neighbour Totoro
- Best lighting design – Jessica Hung Han Yun, for My Neighbour Totoro
- Best new dance production – Traplord
- Best new opera – Alcina
- Best costume design – Kimie Nakano, for My Neighbour Totoro
- Best sound design – Tony Gayle, for My Neighbour Totoro
- Best original score or orchestration – Richard Hawley & Tom Deering, for Standing At The Sky’s Edge
- Best theatre choreographer – Matt Cole, for Disney’s Newsies
- Outstanding achievement in dance – Dickson Mbi, for Enowate
- Outstanding achievement in opera – William Kentridge, for Sibyl
- Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre – The P Word
- Special award – Dame Arlene Phillips
- Lifetime award – Sir Derek Jacobi