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

10 April, 2018, 16:16 | Author: Sheila Harris
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Sir Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, died aged 86, in September.

Named for the late British actor Laurence Olivier, the prizes honour achievements in London theatre, musicals, dance and opera.

Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne said he was 'flabbergasted Sir Peter, who was also director of the National Theatre, was not included included in the segment.

Click through the gallery to see more of the most elegant looks from the 2018 Olivier awards.

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This year's winners were revealed at a ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton dominating the night with seven wins.

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"@OlivierAwards could you please explain why Peter Hall was not included in the list of people we have lost this year?" wrote one Twitter user.

In her acceptance speech, Atim said: "I want to acknowledge some of the women who have been on this stage before me - Noma Dumezweni and Amber Riley, because they've been here accepting awards, and they look a bit like me".

"Peter, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and director of the National Theatre, was a wonderful and inspiring figure within the United Kingdom theatre industry and is sorely missed". It dimmed the lights for a minute in West End theatres as a mark of respect.

Sam Mendes won best director for "The Ferryman".

Elsewhere on the night, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston took the best actor prize for his portrayal of Howard Beale in the National Theatre production of Network.

Bertie Carvel won best supporting actor for his role in "Ink".

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