Matilda steals the show at Oliviers
Matilda the Musical has swept the boards at the Olivier Awards with its "four little miracles" in the title role sharing the limelight and the gongs.
The girls, Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, were named joint winners of the Best Actress in a Musical award.
One of the girls, 10-year-old Eleanor, made history by becoming the youngest ever winner of an Olivier.
She said her win was "pretty cool" and said her last prize was a "little silver plastic medal" for athletics at school.
Kerry said she was "mind-blown" by the success and Cleo said winning the award was "a million times bigger" than the audience reaction at the end of each show.
The show, based on the Roald Dahl book, won seven awards including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel and Matthew Warchus was named Best Director.
The ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London, was hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and shown on a big screen in Covent Garden, London.
Also getting gongs were Luther star Ruth Wilson who was named Best Actress and Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch who shared the Best Actor gong for their role in Frankenstein.
Long-running musical Les Miserables won the Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award voted for by the general public. And Sir Tim Rice was given an Olivier Special award and the National Theatre's Collaborators was awarded MasterCard Best New Play Award.
Lyricist Rice joked getting the award "means I've been around a long time". Looking back on his career in the West End, he said the opening night of musical Evita stood out as his best night ever.