The 2019 Olivier Awards saw three productions take home the biggest share of awards. The Inheritance, Come From Away and Company emerged as the night biggest winners, but here, we break down the results in detail.
4 – the most awards won by a single show, a title shared by Company, Come From Away and The Inheritance. Between them, they won nearly half of all the awards on the night, including best new play for The Inheritance and best actor for its lead Kyle Soller, best new musical for Come From Away and best musical revival for Company.
2 – Summer and Smoke was the only other production to win more than one award, picking up two – best actress for Patsy Ferran and best revival.
8 – number of Olivier awards won by choreographer Matthew Bourne, who received a special award for his achievements in dance. Bourne is now the joint holder of the most Olivier awards by one person, with Judi Dench, who also has eight.
14 – awards for shows that originated in subsidised or not-for-profit theatres. Winners included The Inheritance, which began life at the Young Vic before transferring to the West End, and the Almeida’s Summer and Smoke, which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre.
3 – awards for women in individual non-gendered categories. They were Bunny Christie for best set design for Company, Come From Away choreographer Kelly Devine and The King and I’s costume designer Catherine Zuber.
3 – awards for men in individual non-gendered categories. They included prizes for sound designer Gareth Owen for Come From Away, lighting designer Jon Clark for The Inheritance, and the show’s director Stephen Daldry.
1 – last year, women received just one award in all individual non-gendered categories, with men winning five.
1 – award for the National Theatre (best new comedy for Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling), from 13 awards.
0 – awards for Six, from five nominations
0 – awards for The Lehman Trilogy, from five nominations
0 – awards for Fun Home, which received three nominations