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Matilda the Musical has earned itself a whopping ten nominations for this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards, which is the maximum for which it was eligible, including Best New Musical!

The four young actresses playing Matilda – Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Kerry Ingram and Cleo Demetriou – are up jointly for Best Actress in a Musical, while Bertie Carvel and Paul Kaye are up for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, respectively.

Other nominations go to Matthew Warchus for Best Director, Rob Howells for Best Set Design and Best Costume Design, Hugh Vanstone for Best Lighting Design, Peter Darling for Best Theatre Choreographer and Simon Baker for Best Sound Design.

The Olivier Awards are the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards, recognising excellence in professional theatre in London shows. They’re often considered to be the theatre industry equivalent of the BAFTA Awards or the UK equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards.

The awards will be handed out on the 15th April, at the Royal Opera House. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on BBC Radio 2 and on the BBC Red Button services – who knows, you might even see a nattily dressed Tim (on the TV, not the radio)!

You can view a full list of all the awards and nominees on the Olivier Awards website here.

Huge congratulations to Tim and everyone at Matilda the Musical on this phenomenal news!

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Georgia on 28th of March 2012

I have seen matilda so many times its uncountable! Oh btw why hasnt tim got an award!? That is messed up! Still well deserved awards! Hope matilda wins all! Oh and btw Tim have you ever written a song about Romeo and Juliet? Because me and my friend are doing Romeo and Juliet at school and wondered if u had written a song or could hopefully write one for us? Get back to me on twitter @GLBClo U r my idol! It would mean so much! Xxxxx Georgia

Liz on 22nd of March 2012

Yes Tim, please make Sydney the next place for your wonderful musical to open. We are all waiting with fingers crossed – there would be a very receptive audience here and we’re sure it would run for ages.

umm... on 18th of March 2012

Tim!! Bring it to Sydney, Australia!!! Please!

-umm… xxx

Chick on 17th of March 2012

Was outraged for a minute there but looks like there is no separate award for music and lyrics, so hope Tim will be up there co-accepting the award for Best New Musical (as it’s sure win!) Afterall music is kinda a big part of any musical! Congratulations!!

J_Brisby on 17th of March 2012

Wait a minute…no nomination for Tim? That ain’t right…

Jonas on 16th of March 2012

Tim, bring it to Sydney, Australia please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathryn devney on 15th of March 2012

Great news!!!

Helen on 15th of March 2012

congratulations to everyone involved with Matilda. Saw show this week – it was amazing , best ever. Heres hoping you win. You all deserve it. Good Luck

Barbara Lowing on 15th of March 2012

Congratulations! That is fantastic news.

Pippa Mugglestone on 15th of March 2012

Maybe I should check on what the Olivier Awards categories are…but where is the nomination for best musical score? It is a “Musical” after all….I hope you get the recognition you deserve Tim….

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