Matilda the Musical sets a new record at the 36th Olivier Awards

Date Posted: 19/04/2012

The winners of the 36th Olivier Awards were announced last weekend, with Matilda the Musical setting a new record of seven wins; while Les Misérables beat off competition from Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys and Wicked to scoop the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award.

Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington-Cox jointly received the award for Best Actress in a Musical for their starring role in Matilda the Musical; while Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin picked up the show’s trophy for Best New Musical. The production’s other awards included Bertie Carvel (pictured) for Best Actor in a Musical, and Matthew Warchus for Best Director.

The National Theatre’s Collaborators by John Hodge received the MasterCard Best New Play Award, and the company also celebrated wins for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who were jointly awarded Best Actor for their roles in Frankenstein.

Anna Christie was awarded Best Revival, with Ruth Wilson winning the Best Actress award for her role in the Donmar Warehouse production. Sheridan Smith picked up the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her role in Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

A full list of Olivier Award winners can be found here.

Read Group Leisure’s Front Row Reviews of these Olivier Award winning productions:
• Matilda the Musical
• Flare Path

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

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