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Olivier Awards 2014 winners announced

West End hit The Book of Mormon triumphed at the 2014 Olivier Awards.

The musical, written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, won four prizes, including best new musical and best actor in a musical, for Gavin Creel.

Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica was the other big winner of the night, picking up five awards, including best new play and best director, for Lyndsey Turner.

Elsewhere, Rory Kinnear was crowned best actor for his role as Iago in the National Theatre production of Othello, and Lesley Manville picked up the best actress gong for her performance in Ghosts.

The key winners of the 2014 awards are:

Best actor – Rory Kinnear for Othello
Best actress – Lesley Manville for Ghosts
Best actor in a Musical – Gavin Creel for The Book Of Mormon
Best actress in a Musical – Zrinka Cvitesic for Once
Best new musical – The Book Of Mormon
Best new play – Chimerica
Best new comedy – Perfect Nonsense
Best director – Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica
Best revival – Ghosts
Best musical revival – Merrily We Roll Along
BBC Radio 2 Audience Award – Les Miserables

Performances on the night included a collaboration between Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of Abba and the current London cast of Mamma Mia!, to celebrate its 15-year anniversary.

The full list of winners is on the Olivier Awards website.

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