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Tim Rice picks up Olivier honour

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice has been awarded a special prize for his outstanding contribution to musical theatre at this year's Olivier Awards.

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice has picked up a prize for his outstanding contribution to musical theatre at this year's Olivier Awards.

The songwriter is best known for co-writing shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, and also worked with Sir Elton John on The Lion King.

He told the BBC's Will Gompertz the secret of his success has been "good stories and good tunes".