In Pictures: 2012 Olivier Award winners

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After the pizzazz of accepting London theatre’s most coveted statuette on stage at the Royal Opera House, the winners brave the press room.

Gathered journalists from across the world are eager to grab their time with the winners, film crews jostle for position and photographers capture the moment of elation.

Our own photographer, Helen Maybanks, was on hand.

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  • Bertie Carvel celebrates winning the Best Actor in a Musical Olivier Award with Hayley Atwell
  • The Matildas celebrate winning Best Actress in a Musical at the 2012 Olivier Awards with MasterCard
  • Director Rob Ashford collects the Best Revival Olivier Award from James McAvoy
  • Best Costume Design Olivier Award winner Peter McKintosh with presenter Freddie Fox
  • Simon Baker celebrates winning the Best Sound Design Olivier Award with Harry Lloyd and Jodie Whittaker
  • Roadkill wins the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
  • DESH wins Best New Dance Production
  • Edward Watson wins the Outstanding Achievement in Dance Olivier Award
  • Ruth Wilson collects the Best Actress Olivier Award
  • Jonny Lee Miller collects the Best Actor Olivier Award
  • Polly Findlay and Derren Brown win the Olivier Award for Best Family And Entertainment
  • John Berry accepts the Best New Opera and Outstanding Achievement in Opera Olivier Awards
  • Best Theatre Choreographer Olivier Award winner Peter Darling collects his award from Will Young
  • Nigel Harman collects the Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Olivier Award
  • William Village and Timothy Sheader collect the Best Musical Revival Olivier Award for Crazy For You
  • The Matilda team celebrates winning the Best New Musical Olivier Award
  • Tyne Daly with Best New Play Olivier Award winner John Hodge