‘Harry Potter’ triumphs with enchanting brush during Olivier Awards


LONDON “Harry Potter And The Cursed Child”, a theatre instrumentation of J.K Rowling’s fantastical universe of witches and wizards, expel a enchanting spell during a Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping 9 wins during Britain’s large night for theater.

The critically-acclaimed production, that non-stop final year in London’s West End, went in with 11 nominations. Its winning haul made it “the many flashy prolongation in a ceremony’s history”, awards organizers said.

The eighth story in a “Harry Potter” series, a play follows Rowling’s immature child sorceress and friends Ron and Hermione into adulthood. It took best new play, best actor, best actor and singer in a ancillary purpose as good as best director.

“The energy of imagination is infinite,” executive John Tiffany pronounced in his acceptance speech. “We need it now some-more than ever.”

Jamie Parker, who portrays a comparison Harry, won best actor, violence off foe from a likes of Ian McKellen and Ed Harris. Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy, took best actor in a ancillary purpose while best singer in a ancillary purpose went to Noma Dumezweni, who plays an adult Hermione.

“Thank we J.K. Rowling for formulating Hermione and…the payoff of being means to play Hermione is strenuous and humbling,” Dumezweni said.

The play also won best lighting design, best sound design, best dress pattern and best set design.

Other winners during a glitzy rite during London’s Royal Albert Hall enclosed children personification instruments in “School of Rock”, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s instrumentation of a 2003 comedy film, who won in a superb feat in song category.

“Groundhog Day”, an instrumentation of a famed 1993 film starring Bill Murray, won best new low-pitched as good as best actor in a low-pitched for Andy Karl.

“Glee” singer Amber Riley scooped a best singer in a low-pitched endowment for “Dreamgirls” while associate expel member Adam J Bernard won best actor in a ancillary purpose in a musical.

Billie Piper won best singer for “Yerma”, an instrumentation of a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, that won best revival.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” won best low-pitched revival. “Our ladies of Perpetual Succour” won best new comedy while “Akhnaten” took a esteem for best new show production.

Actor and executive Kenneth Branagh was respected with a Special Award in approval of his “outstanding grant to British theater”.

Performances on a night enclosed songs from musicals “The Girls”, “Dreamgirls” and “School of Rock”.

(Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; additional stating by Ania Poullain-Majchrzakp; modifying by Susan Thomas)


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