'Hamilton' Finds Success In The West End With Seven Laurence Olivier Awards

'Hamilton' Finds Success In The West End With Seven Laurence Olivier Awards

Yesterday our friends from over the pond celebrated the biggest night in the West End's theatrical calendar, as the 2018 Olivier Awards were held at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London and the West End transfer of Hamilton dominated the evening scooping an impressive total of seven Olivier Awards!

The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda walked away with 7 awards, including Best Musical.

Bryan Cranston won an Olivier Award for his lead performance in Network at the National Theatre.

Fellow theatre star Imelda Staunton also attended the ceremony, where she was nominated for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Musical for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Follies, though she lost out on both.

The company played in Stratford and also expanded into the Aldwych Theatre, as its first London home.

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That should be just one of a tricorn hatful of wins, but it would be a shame if other triumphs this year, such as Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman or the bizarrely brilliant Oslo, were cast into the shade.

Click through the gallery to see more of the most elegant looks from the 2018 Olivier awards. Winners in most categories are chosen by a panel of stage professionals and theatre-goers.

Inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and abuse, several leading actresses will bring guests from feminist groups and anti-domestic violence organizations to Sunday's ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The hip-hop musical, which tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, scooped the awards for best new musical and outstanding achievement in music.

"Hamilton" won Best Musical over four fierce rivals.

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