Guinness World Records, accepted as the global authority on record-breaking achievement, today announced the theatre additions to 57th edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book, Guinness World Records 2013.
Back in April, having received the maximum possible ten nominations, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical, skipped away with SEVEN 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards! This amazing achievement is a record haul for a single show and secured the Guinness World Record for Most Laurence Olivier award wins. This sweeps the title from the 1980 production of Nicholas Nickleby, also a Royal Shakespeare Company production, which had held the record, with six Olivier awards, for more than 20 years.
The seven Oliviers won by Matilda The Musical included Best New Musical with Matthew Warchus winning Best Director. Rob Howells claimed Best Set Design, Simon Baker Best Sound Design and Peter Darling Best Theatre Choreographer. Members of the cast triumphed too with Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel, as Miss Trunchbull, and Best Actress in a Musical was shared by the four Matildas: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, who at ten years of age, is the youngest ever winner of an Olivier Award
The inclusion of Matilda The Musical in the 2013 edition coincides with Roald Dahl Day on 13th September 2012.