Thursday 26 April 2018

Black dresses and Time’s Up pins dominate Olivier red carpet

Many stars carried umbrellas as they arrived at the theatre awards.

Imogen Poots (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Imogen Poots (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Imogen Poots turned heads at the Olivier Awards in London as she walked the red carpet in a stylish sequinned dress.

The fashion forward frock featured rows of multi-coloured sparkles down the bodice and skirt, and left the star’s shoulders bare.

Poots wore her hair in a bob and, like many celebrities at the event, had a Time’s Up badge pinned to the front of her gown.

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Imogen Poots

Alexandra Burke also caught the eye in a black and white strapless number with an elaborate skirt.

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Alexandra Burke

Unlike the Baftas and Golden Globes, attendees at the Oliviers were not called upon to wear black to the event.

But it was still a favourite at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, with Tracie Bennett, Summer Strallen and Arlene Phillips among those opting for the elegant look.

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Tracie Bennett
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Arlene Phillips

Pregnant Giovanna Fletcher looked stunning in a short black dress with a silk rose at the waist, highlighting her bump.

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Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

Singer and actress Beverley Knight impressed in a column of shimmering white, and other guests stood out in shades of turquoise.

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Beverley Knight

Many of the stars carried umbrellas in the damp weather.

Nominee Imelda Staunton beat the cold by snuggling up in a warm coat.

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Imelda Staunton

The awards, celebrating the best of theatre, are being hosted by Catherine Tate.

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