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It was quite an evening for Matilda The Musical at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards! Matilda had received ten nominations and tonight skipped away with SEVEN awards, a record haul for a single show, including Best New Musical.

Rob Howells won Best Set Design and Simon Baker Best Sound Design. Best Director went to Matthew Warchus with Peter Darling claiming Best Theatre Choreographer. Members of the cast triumphed too with Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel and the four Matildas: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Eleanor Worthington Cox & Sophia Kiely shared the award for Best Actress in a Musical, breaking the record for the youngest Olivier Award-holders.

To see the full list of ten nominations earned by Matilda the Musical, the maximum for which it was eligible, see this earlier blog post. The full list of award winners can be found here.

Many congratulations to Tim and everyone at Matilda The Musical for such an amazing achievement.


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David Conroy on 21st of May 2012

Well done Tim and the team. I now have “Naughty” in my head all day (apparently it’s called earworm) and playing over dinner in the evening, because my daughter is doing it with her dance class at school. Words to live by.

(She’s 5, so not quite ready to appreciate “Storm”, but give it time.)

Deborah Dubin on 3rd of May 2012

Love the music!!! Is there any way of accessing the sheet music for the songs?? Would appreciate any info…. Thank you!

Lynne Fox on 27th of April 2012

We went to see Matilda last night and were blown away! It’s the best show we’ve seen in years. Brilliant stuff, Tim Minchin. And congratulations to all on and off stage for a very funny, clever and imaginative show.
I hope the little Matilda who got a standing ovation was very happy :)

Sam2 on 19th of April 2012

Warmest congratulations for Matilda’s major success! You have made all your supporters so proud and happy and we hope you can take a moment to bathe in the warm sunshine of it all (even though it looked mightily chilly over there in London). At home here in Sydney, we have the CD (ordered it from the RSC) and practically know it by heart, but now we would really like to see this wonderful musical. Your Australian audiences are ready, willing and waiting!

Kateling on 18th of April 2012

brilliant. will pay money happily to see this.

Heather Pulsford on 18th of April 2012

Well done cast and crew. With Tim Minchin at the helm it was destined to be a blockbuster. Congratulations. Hurry up and bring to to Oz.

Heather Pulsford on 18th of April 2012

Fabulous news. Well done cast and crew. With Tim at the helm it was always going to be a blockbuster!!!
Eagerly waiting its Australian run.

Karen R on 17th of April 2012

All I can say is Yippee! I really like Matilda …I just really like it. Especially if it makes more people realise how amazingly clever a musician and lyricist you are. Sam’s mum would have been proud.


Sarah on 17th of April 2012

congratulations. Really want to see this in Australia soon. hope you can make it happen.

Lorna Elliott on 16th of April 2012

Hugh congratulations! Can’t wait to see the show, hope it comes to Plymouth.
You’re so talented and the awards will just keep rolling in

Mark White on 16th of April 2012

Good on ya, mate!

Pam on 16th of April 2012

Congratulations to you all!

SammySatine on 16th of April 2012

Well done all those involved with Matilda!

From the pictures and the videos looks like everyone had a blast at the ceremony.

When is Matilda coming to Australia?

And when it does may I suggest it comes to Perth as part of it? Would be a shame to miss Tim’s hometown out!



Cassandra Enkel on 16th of April 2012

When is this coming to Australia?

Lou on 16th of April 2012

I could not be more thrilled for all involved in this wonderful show! Feeling very proud indeed. Huge congratulations. :)

Glynis on 16th of April 2012

The team of Matilda deserve this for an outstanding show. My husband and I saw it in January and can understand why it has gained such a level of awards. Tim, we are big fans of your comedy and music. You are refreshingly talented and this is a right and rightful accalade to celebrate your hard work and talent. I hope you all celebrate in style!

Em from Oz (for those who don't know, Oz is Australia) on 16th of April 2012

Congrats with your success with the Roald Dahl’s musical, you have worked really hard, for a long time now to get where you are.
You deserve all the recognition you can get!
Your work should be noticed more as you are a brilliant musician.
Well done Tim

Irene on 16th of April 2012

Wearing my Matilda badge with pride today!

Chris Quirk on 16th of April 2012

Brilliant. A real winner
Saw it yesterday-it’s in for along run . Audience gave it a standing ovation

Chris Quirk on 16th of April 2012

Saw it yesterday- it’s in for along run. Crowd were on their feet applauding. Brilliant

GT on 16th of April 2012

Brilliant music, lyric and story – no wonder. Well deserved. Congrats to everyone who brought the magic back!

Gerri Birt on 16th of April 2012

You are an absolute genius! Love your work :-)

Anne on 16th of April 2012

Matilda is BRILLIANT! Hope we get to see it in Australia! Congratulations!

Peg on 16th of April 2012

Tim – just saw you in DC at the Reason Rally and I hope this show is coming to the US soon??!!!!!

Helena Guerrero on 16th of April 2012

Congratulations Tim! I can’t wait to see it someday…either in London or here in the US…

Brian Engler on 16th of April 2012

Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see Matilda in the USA.

Jinny on 15th of April 2012

Yippee indeeed! Well deserved,all. Seen it once, now going again with my overgrown child. Any excuse….

Josh Zytkiewicz on 15th of April 2012

There is no Olivier Award for Writer/Composer/Lyrics/Score/etc. Tim will just have to wait for a Tony Award when Matilda opens in New York next year.

John O'Brien on 15th of April 2012

Musical wins seven awards but the guy who wrote the music gets nothing?

Helen on 15th of April 2012

Huge congrats to Tim and all involved with Matilda. So well deserved. Saw show a month or so ago and it was amazing, loved it. Enjoy the success.

Lou on 15th of April 2012

The awards were spectacular! Matilda deserved every award it received and more! The performance by the girls was outstanding and it was just all bloody marvellous!

Jen G on 15th of April 2012

So unbelievably happy for you and everyone involved in the production–and really *really* hoping to get a chance to see it sometime this year!

Sue Holland on 15th of April 2012

I hope this is coming to Australia. We need to celebrate Australian talent.

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