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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.

Guinness World Records 2013 book - Matilda The Musical - Most Laurence Olivier award wins

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Jane on 14th of October 2012

Took 3 grandchildren to Matilda yesterday. Long – and eagerly- awaited. All loved clever script, brilliant staging and wonderful wonderful kids. But oh dear dear….the sound quality was dreadful. Hopefully it was a one-off problem which made our matinee performance almost incomprehensible. All those microphones…just blasting. So loud all of us came out with headaches and worse still during the show unable to hear spoken and sung words due to distortion. How was this allowed to happen? Are you aware that your lovely show is being spoilt? And not just for grans! Sorry, with sound like that I just couldn’t recommend the piece. Regretfully JD

Bill Green on 12th of September 2012

@ Lorraine on 8th of September 2012

why would an atheist join Andrew Lloyd Webber on what is clearly a show about Jesus and God? Why?

Yes because obviously a show about a mythical supreme being and his mythical offspring (who is at the same time also the same supreme being to some sects) should only ever be performed by believers in said mythical supreme being to add the appropriate air of respect and authority to ‘a musical’. Otherwise you might get some people doubting their own beliefs (let alone their sanity) or as some might say delusions.

Lorraine on 8th of September 2012

why would an atheist join Andrew Lloyd Webber on what is clearly a show about Jesus and God? Why?

GT on 7th of September 2012

Brilliant. Love the music, the story …. next Broadway – then Australasia!

Michele on 7th of September 2012

Congratulations to all!!! Now it must be Australia’s turn to see this wonderful musical….. Please…

Chris - Melbourne on 7th of September 2012

Well done, Tim. You deserve the accolades. Saw the show with my 15 year old son in London and at first thought, oh no, I am at a kids’ show. But how immensely entertaining and uplifting!

Guy Curtis on 7th of September 2012

Well done. I hope my kids get a chance to see it some time. That chance would be greatly increased if the show comes to Australia – hint, hint ;)

Ranga -Sarah on 7th of September 2012

You make us very proud Tim. Another reason to love ya guts.

Robbie on 7th of September 2012

Will it be coming to Tas Tim?

Matt on 7th of September 2012

I still have my ticket for the first London show, which was cancelled after production delays. I’m holding onto it like treasure!! Well done everyone!! x

tigprincess on 7th of September 2012

Great news – and what amazing bragging rights for your children.

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