It might have been the sunny weekend that did it, because instead of a sea of black dresses, the red carpet at the Olivier Awards was awash with colour this year.

We take a look at what some of the stars were wearing.

Denise Gough donned a gown worthy of a best actress nominee, with her hair in an elegant updo.

Denise Gough looked glam in orange at the Olivier AwardsDenise Gough (Ian West/PA)

Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba went for the same sort of tone.

Uzo Aduba wore a bright orange dress to the Olivier awardsUzo Aduba (Ian West/PA)

The Lorax also chose to wear orange…

The Lorax was on the red carpet at the Olivier awardsThe Lorax (Ian West/PA)

Gemma Arterton, a nominee, wore a sparkly purple number.

Gemma Arterton wore a purple dress on the red carpetGemma Arterton ( Joel Ryan/AP/PA)

Lara Pulver looked glam in a green silky dress, which she accessorised with her hubby Raza Jaffrey.

Lara Pulver and Raza Jaffrey look cosy on the red carpetLara Pulver and Raza Jaffrey (Ian West/PA)

Beverley Knight showed some leg as she walked the carpet.

Beverley Knight showed some leg on the red carpetBeverley Knight (Joel Ryan/Invision/PA)

Noma Dumezweni stood out in a blue frock teamed with some show-stopping jewellery.

Noma Dumezweni wore blue to the Olivier awardsNoma Dumezweni (Ian West/PA)

Dame Shirley Bassey was timelessly elegant in simple black.

Dame Shirley Bassey on the red carpet at the Olivier awardsDame Shirley Bassey (Joel Ryan/AP/PA)

The men weren’t to be outdone, with Matt Henry bucking the trend in a jacket patterned with white squares.

Matt Henry wore a patterned suit to the Olivier AwardsMatt Henry (Ian West/PA Wire)

Jules Knight stood out by wearing a blue suit.

Jules Knight wore blue on the red carpetJules Knight (Ian West/PA Wire)

Luke Evans played it safer, wearing a classic black tux. And let’s be honest, he didn’t need to do any more than that.

Luke Evans looks suave at the Olivier AwardsLuke Evans (Ian West / PA Wire)