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The Curious Incident Of The Dog Has Seven Wins at the Olivier Awards

Sunday, 5th May 2013  

The National Theatre Production Dominated the Evening, with The Audience and Sweeney Todd Also Receiving Attention

It was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time that came out on top at the annual Laurence Olivier Awards on Sunday night as it won a total of seven awards across the categories. Other winners from the night include The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre, Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre, Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre and Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time picked up awards in the following categories: Best Actor (Luke Treadaway), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Nicola Walker), Best New Play, Best Director (Marianne Elliot), Best Set Design (Bunny Christie & Finn Ross), Best Lighting Design (Paule Constable) and Best Sound Design (Ian Dickinson).

Meanwhile, The Audience won awards in two categories: Best Actress (Helen Mirren), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Richard McCabe), whilst Top Hat won for Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer (Bill Deamer) and Best Costume Design (Jon Morrell). Sweeney Todd also picked up awards.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 28th April 2013 with Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville hosting. The evening saw an array of shows honoured, with Billy Elliot the Musical taking home the coveted Audience Award for Most Popular Show.

But no-one will doubt that the night belonged to The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Based on the book by Mark Haddon it follows the character of Christopher, a teenager with learning difficulties, who must solve the mystery of the death of his neighbour’s dog. Unless he finds out who carried out the crime, those around it are going to pin it on him.

It originally ran at the Cottesloe National Theatre last year but gained a high profile West End run this year when it opened at the Apollo Theatre on Tuesday 12th March 2013. It is currently booking until next year.

It also means it joins other National Theatre-turned West End hits like One Man, Two Guvnors and War Horse as shows to achieve great success during their time in the capital. Both shows originated at the South Bank venue and both earned praise in the West End.

The full results can be found at the Olivier Awards website at olivierawards.com.

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