Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Sweeps The UK's Version Of The Tonys

Much like Broadway does with the Tonys in the US, the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognise the United Kingdom's best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation.

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While Harry Potter and the Cursed Child didn't win everything it was nominated for, it got nine out of 11 -- setting a record, and making it the most decorated show in Olivier history -- a score that even Hermione would have to be happy with. It pretty much swept the technical categories -- backing up what everyone who has seen it has said about the atmosphere the play creates -- and picked up best new play, best director and a few acting awards. Additionally, actors behind the grown-up versions of Harry (Jamie Parker) and Hermione (Noma Dumezweni), along with Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius (Anthony Boyle) also won their respective categories.

So even if you've read the script, which is a bestseller in its own right, it clearly isn't representative of everything seen on stage. Here's the full list of Olivier winners, via Variety:

Best Actress Billie Piper for Yerma at Young Vic

Best New Comedy Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour at National Theatre -- Dorfman

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre Rotterdam at Trafalgar Studios 2

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design Neil Austin for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Sound Design Gareth Fry for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Costume Design Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design Christine Jones for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best New Opera Production Akhnaten at London Coliseum

Outstanding Achievement in Opera Mark Wigglesworth for his conducting of Don Giovanni and Lulu at London Coliseum

Best Revival Yerma at Young Vic

Best Actor Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Virgin Atlantic Best New Play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best Director John Tiffany for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Best New Dance Production Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young at Sadler's Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Dance English National Ballet for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Akram Khan's Giselle and She Said at Sadler's Wells

Best Theatre Choreographer Matthew Bourne for The Red Shoes at Sadler's Wells

Outstanding Achievement in Music School Of Rock The Musical -- Three children's bands who play instruments live every night at New London Theatre

Best Entertainment and Family Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes at Sadler's Wells

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical Rebecca Trehearn for Show Boat at New London Theatre

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical Andy Karl for Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

Best Actress in a Musical Amber Riley for Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

Mastercard Best New Musical Groundhog Day at The Old Vic

Special Award Winner Kenneth Branagh