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My Neighbour Totoro, A Streetcar Named Desire, Oklahoma! and Standing at the Sky’s Edge top the Olivier Awards

See who won big! 

Jodie Comer in Prima Facie Helen Murray

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard winners have been announced, with the RSC’s My Neighbour Totoro taking home six awards, including the Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play, and the Award for Best Director.

The awards were presented at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with Hannah Waddingham hosting the ceremony.

Other notable winners included Jodie Comer, who won Best Actress for her performance in Prima Facie, and Paul Mescal, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. Mescal’s co-star Anjana Vasan won for her performance, while Will Keen, also appearing at the Almeida, won for his turn in Patriots. 

Standing At The Sky’s Edge won Best New Musical, while Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! won Best Musical Revival. The ceremony featured performances from all the Best New Musical nominees, as well as other notable productions such as Sister Act and The Book of Mormon.

Beverley Knight picked up an award for her performance in Sylvia, while Katie Brayben and Zubin Varla won for their turns in new musical Tammy Faye. Arthur Darvill completed the musical performance wins for his appearance in Oklahoma. 

The full ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX at 10:15 pm.

See the full list of winners here.