The Laurence Olivier Awards are the Oscars of theatreland, so it was glamorous gowns galore from London’s stage stars on the red carpet last night. Attendees included Katherine Kelly in a canary yellow floorsweeper, and Captain America star Hayley Atwell in a nude curve clinging fishtail gown, but it was Kara Tointon and Kimberley Walsh that stole the show.
Kara, who is currently treading the boards in Absent Friends at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, slinked down the red carpet in a sequined Alice & Olivia midi dress, amping up the twenties flapper feel with her hair set in a chic marcel wave. Shrek star Kimberley looked spring fresh in a white appliqué gown and loose tousled locks. While both ladies went home empty handed, it’s fair to say they swept the board in the style stakes.
Matilda The Musical was the standout star of the night, bagging a record seven Olivier awards including Best New Musical and Best Actress In A Musical, while Luther star and Jude Law’s latest squeeze Ruth Wilson took home the Best Actress gong for her role in Anna Christie. GG