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Yesterday evening the 12th annual Whatsonstage.com Awards took place at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. These UK theatre industry awards are nominated by and voted for purely by theatregoers and the ticket-buying public. Matilda The Musical had received an incredible nine nominations!

Matilda the Musical triumphed, winning Best New Musical – Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly; Best Set Designer – Rob Howell and Best Choreographer – Peter Darling.

Tim won The London Newcomer of the Year for his work on Matilda.

With 35% of the votes in his category, Australian comedian Tim Minchin, making his musical debut providing the show’s music and lyrics, was a commanding winner for London Newcomer of the Year.Whatsonstage.com

Tim:I’ve been around for a bit but newcomer implies that I like doing new stuff and that the industry expects me to keep doing stuff in the London theatre world, which I really hope I can do.

Many congratulations to Tim, the creative team, cast and everyone involved with Matilda the Musical!

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33 Comments

Sharon Rye on 4th of March 2012

Fantastic well done, please know this my daughters favourite film and book of all time. I would like to know when the performance rights to do a version will be available. I want to do this on my little Island in the middle of the Irish sea.

Rachel Storey on 27th of February 2012

Went to see Matilda on Satuday and thought it was fantastic. Tim deserves a massive pat on the back, music was fantastic and the lyrics left you wanting to listen to the songs over and over again. I would recommend everyone goes to see this show at least once, it was fab.

Helen on 24th of February 2012

im over the moon for Tim and all those responible for matilda. brilliant news. Coming down to see matilda in two weeks and can’t wait. However Tim, dont give up on your fab comedy and I hope to see you on some future tour if you grace us with your presence up here in the north east of england,

Ian on 22nd of February 2012

Congratulations..!
Very deserved awards for quite simply the best musical ever…..
Well done Tim – but what a travesty that Bertie didn’t win too….!!

Francis on 21st of February 2012

Congratulations Tim, I am so happy that the theatre world have recognised your talent, on an extremely selfish note I do hope we can still see you in your own concerts, I have seen you both at Nottingham Playhouse and Ice Arena and your genius just grows and grows. I adore you ( in a non religious,stalking,yukky way)
Oh and please let Matilda come to Nottingham Theatre Royal soon, we always seem to be the last on the list!

Inga on 21st of February 2012

Genius :)

Lucy on 21st of February 2012

Congratulations Tim! Very well deserved. xxx

Ben Bishop on 21st of February 2012

Hi Tim,

Congratulations on a very thoroughly deserved award. I teach music in Melbourne and have played my Yr 6′s a few snippets from the CD this term, as well as clips from the Matilda web page. I have never seen Yr 6 boys so enthralled by any other musical before – they are all hanging out for it to come to Melbourne! As I walked across the quad just now, 3 of them were belting out “Revolting Children” on their way to the IT lab. Well done!

Rachel on 20th of February 2012

From now on the only way your comedy world goes is down. The real stuff’s coming. My heart bit is slowing down.

Stephanie on 20th of February 2012

Yippee!

Claire on 20th of February 2012

Awesome news! Well done Tim! Keep going, but pretty please don’t leave the comedy world behind!! We love you there too! xoxo

Lorna Elliott on 20th of February 2012

Congratulations well deserved sucess for a genius

rach on 20th of February 2012

only what you deserve well done go have some cheese xx

Marina Stern on 20th of February 2012

Congratulations! I can hardly wait until it comes to the west coast of the US. In the meantime, see you next time you tour here.

Andrea on 20th of February 2012

Well done tim think ure Fab coming to see matilda in may xx

Julie W on 20th of February 2012

New kid on the block ay :-) congrats and look forward to forthcoming ventures

Vicky on 20th of February 2012

The awards are so deserved by all concerned. The work those children put in to learn Tim’s lyrics was mindblowing! And both shows we saw were faultless. It’s definitely the most entertained I’ve ever seen my nephews who spent half the show with their mouths open. Can’t wait to see your next piece of work Tim – but I know it’ll be well worth the wait. Love and hugs x

Tabitha Maser-Clarke on 20th of February 2012

Hello Tim,

Congratulations! You completely deserved to win it. I’m surprised Matilda didn’t win more awards. I saw it last Saturday with my father, and it was the best musical I have ever seen. I left feeling elated, and that it had been a successful musical – I had laughed, cried, felt I knew the characters and wanted to by the CD so I could hear all these great songs again. I love ‘When I Grow Up’ – the lyrics are so obviously Tim – all of the music was clearly Tim. It was fantastic! Also, I love ‘Naughty’ and ‘Loud’, each song captured the character who was singing it, and it elated the feeling of the moment intended to be portrayed, for example, ‘When I Grow Up’ made that feeling of happiness, and the naivety of children seem more dramatic and real. Also, I am 14 years old, which would deem me a little too old to be seeing Matilda, without the excuse of a younger sibling, but that is a false stereotype. It was a show for all ages. Absolutely fantastic. Congratulations again Tim. A well deserved award. Keep going!

Hilary Day on 20th of February 2012

spiffing news, Tim, you deserve it – as do the other Matilda winners. well done!!

Brad on 20th of February 2012

This needs to come to Canada! :D

Sally from Havant on 20th of February 2012

Matilda is the best show in the west end! Worthy winner of all its accolades! Congratulations to everyone involved!

Paula Valentine on 20th of February 2012

Please bring Matilda to Toronto. Congratulations!

Heather on 20th of February 2012

Congrats Tim and Matilda! Can’t wait to see it in Canada! Please.

Mysticl on 20th of February 2012

You deserve it Tim. Now get them to ship Matilda over the big water ;)

Karenpaul on 20th of February 2012

You ooze talent mr minchin!!”cant wait to see you live again,say CHEESE!! :-D x

laura on 20th of February 2012

well done Tim :D love your work x

Rachael Fisher on 20th of February 2012

I’ve been a loyal fan of yours since 2008. Been to see you live several times and haven’t stopped supporting you. Well done on the award. Very proud of you!! Will definitely be seeing Matilda at some point this year!

Vicki on 20th of February 2012

Hurray, Tim! Way to go! Love your comedy work, but it’s your music that is the most brilliant, and now it’s being recognized! I hope Matilda comes to the States soon, so I can see it! Bravo!

Rachael Fisher on 20th of February 2012

I’ve been a loyal fan of yours since 2008. Been to see you live several times and haven’t stopped supporting you. Well done on the award. Very proud of you!!

cazz on 20th of February 2012

yippee congrats Tim & Dennis you deserve this & Tim, keep up the good work, cant wait to see more musicals that you are involved in, you’re a ‘genius’, but you already know this ;-) xx

Andrea on 20th of February 2012

Congratulations Tim! I wish I could see your work on that. But, I am in Chicago. So bring it here! :P You are so very talented. You definitely deserve the award. Keep it up!

Elisabeth on 20th of February 2012

Bravo!… Bravo!

Alanna on 20th of February 2012

Well done Tim!

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