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Dame Helen Mirren was "thrilled" with her award for best actress

British theatre champion at Tony Awards

Sunday evening saw Radio City Music Hall, New York host the 69th annual Tony Awards ceremony with ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ walking away with multiple awards.

An adaptation of the novel by the same name by Mark Haddon, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’ was originally produced at the National Theatre in London prior to a Broadway transfer. In addition to winning best play, lead actor Alex Sharp received the accolade of best actor whilst director Marianne Elliot won best director. The show also received awards for best lighting and best scenic design.

Alex Sharp, winner of best actor for his role in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time'

Alex Sharp, winner of best actor for his role in ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’

When nominated back in April, Elliott told the BBC “we had no idea when we first started how the hell this play was going to go down. We had no idea whether there’d be an audience for it. So to see it go to Broadway is quite amazing.”

Director Marianne Elliott accepting her award for best director

Director Marianne Elliott accepting her award for best director

Dame Helen Mirren also walked away with an award – best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Audience’. She said, “this is an unbelievable honour and I am so thrilled.”

Dame Helen Mirren was "thrilled" with her award for best actress

Dame Helen Mirren was “thrilled” with her award for best actress

The ceremony closed a record-breaking season on Broadway in which ticket grosses reached $1.36bn and audience numbers capped 13.1 million.

By Hal Breen

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