After stepping off stage – weighty award in hand, legs wobbly with emotion, mind questioning if every friend, associate and manager has been thanked – the Olivier Award winners head to the press room to face a barrage of photographers. I believe that’s the official collective noun.
They face a tough choice. Adopt the standard smile, award held at chest height pose, or flirt with something a little different?
There’s certainly some variety from the class of 2015. Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical winner George Maguire gets up close and personal with Larry, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical winners Mark Strong and Katie Brayben get a touch more victorious, while Sergio Trujillo brings choreography to the photos.
Our own Pamela Raith was on hand to capture all the poses for our gallery.
You can see what happened on stage, before the winners and presenters made it to the press room, in the Olivier Awards highlights show on ITV Player.