The 2023 Olivier Awards have taken place in London.
Here are a selection of images from the big night at the Royal Albert Hall – including winners picking up their awards, some of the performances that took place at the awards, and the line-up of presenters who handed out the awards.
Also see: Olivier Awards 2023 – Full list of winners
Olivier Awards 2023 – Presenters
Stars presenting this year’s awards included Milly Alcock (The Crucible), Sheila Atim, Darcey Bussell, Luke Evans, Eddie Izzard (Great Expectations), Tim Minchin (Matilda The Musical), Lea Salonga (Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends), Sheridan Smith (Shirley Valentine), Mark Strong, Dita Von Teese, Aimee Lou Wood (Cabaret) and Callum Scott Howells (Romeo & Julie).
Also presenting were Liz Carr, Matthew Bourne, Es Devlin (The Crucible, The Lehman Trilogy), Helen George (The King and I), Cush Jumbo, Meera Syal, Ronan Keating & Harriet Scott, Anne Reid (Marjorie Prime), Golda Rosheuvel, and Sindhu Vee.
Olivier Awards 2023 – Winners
Winners of this year’s Olivier Awards included Paul Mescal, Jodie Comer, Sir Derek Jacobi, William Kentridge, Ivan Michael Blackstock, Dickson Mbi, Kimie Nakano, Tom Pye, Jessica Hung Han Yun, Tony Gayle, Katie Brayben, Will Keen, Anjana Vasan, Arthur Darvill, Arlene Phillips, Phelim McDermott, Matt Cole, Zubin Varla and Beverley Knight.
Olivier Awards 2023 – Performances
There were performances from all of the Mastercard Best New Musical nominees – The Band’s Visit, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Sylvia and Tammy Faye. There were also performances from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and Sister Act, both nominated for Magic Radio Best Musical Revival.
Additionally, there were performances from Disney’s Newsies, whose choreographer Matt Cole is nominated for the Gillian Lynne Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, multi-Olivier winner The Book Of Mormon will be celebrating with a performance marking 10 years in the West End.
Also an original number was performed at the top of the show by awards host Hannah Waddingham and the casts of West End shows, written by Bake Off composer Pippa Cleary.