Helen Maybanks

Held at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night and hosted by Catherine Tate, the National Theatre production was awarded two prestigious gongs.

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning work took home the Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play and Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Denise Gough.

Angels in America follows the lives of a group of New Yorkers as they grapple with life and death, love and sex and heaven and hell against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in Reagan America in the mid-1980s.

The show, which ran to critical acclaim at the National Theatre this year, included Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey. It’s now playing on Broadway to critical acclaim.

Related: World Exclusive: Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey and cast on the evergreen relevance of Angels in America

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical about US founding father Alexander Hamilton collected a record-breaking seven awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.

Sam Mendes’ The Ferryman won Best Director alongside Best Actress in a Play and Best Play. The Broadway-bound piece is set in County Armagh in 1981.

Elsewhere, the 2018 Olivier Awards stood in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement and 50:50 to call time on sexual harassment – activists joining the West End’s finest as their guest for the night.

Related: Talking About Jamie: LGBTQ theatre soars at 2018 WOS Awards

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Bob Dylan-inspired musical Girl from the North Country were also honoured – Shirley Henderson and Sheila Atim collecting Best Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

It was sadly a disappointing night for LGBTQ coming of age show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The show failed to pick up any awards, but served up the sass with a rather fabulous live performance – lead by Olivier nominee John McCrea.

You can see the full list of winners here.