Gallery: Backstage at the Oliviers

Published April 7, 2016

While we love red carpet photos and seeing the Olivier Awards backdrop in the winners’ room as the proud new recipients of one of theatre’s most prestigious statuettes pose for the press, secretly our favourite photos are always the backstage shots; those incredible photos that capture the event and its leading players in moments never normally seen by the public.

From waiting in the wings to present an award and hugging friends as they take their seats for the ceremony to make-up retouches in the styling suite and the moment winners come off stage in shocked awe after accepting an award, Matt Humphrey’s stunning photos from last weekend’s 40th Olivier Awards with MasterCard truly capture the event in its most intimate light.

Take a look at our gallery of his work from the night above and read the full list of winners here.

Don’t forget, if you want to see all the ceremony’s winners’ speeches and the stunning performances that entertained guests at last night’s event, you can watch the ceremony in full on ITV Hub now.