Matilda wins big at Awards Night!

Theatre Breaks News: Matilda wins big at Awards Night!

Matilda wins big at Awards Night!

More awards for Matilda The Musical as it picked up four gongs, including Best New Musical, at Sunday’s Whatsonstage.com Awards.
Having already won in the same category at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, the RSC production, continued its success with Peter Darling winning Best Choreographer, Rob Howell winning Best Set Designer and comedian Tim Minchin winning London Newcomer of the Year. Not bad for a chap’s musical theatre debut writing the music and lyrics for the Roald Dahl adaptation!
The National Theatre also continued its success after a bumper crop of prizes at the Critics’ Circle Awards earlier this year. It scooped up awards for its hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, dramatric play War Horse & critically acclaimed production of Frankenstein.
Ghost the Musical won 3 awards and Shrek the Musical got one each for it’s two stars Amanda Holden & Nigel Harmon.
The Whatsonstage Awards are the only theatre awards to be voted for entirely by the public.
Here’s a list of winners:
Best Actress in a Play: Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy)
Best Actor in a Play: James Corden – One Man, Two Guvnors

Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Catharine Tate (Season’s Greetings)
Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Oliver Chris – One Man, Two Guvnors

The Baby Grand Best Actress in a Musical: Amanda Holden – Shrek The Musical

The Theatre Tokens Best Actor in a Musical: Richard Fleeshman – Ghost The Musical

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Hannah Waddingham – The Wizard Of Oz

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Nigel Harman – Shrek The Musical

The Seatlive Best Takeover in a Role: Alfie Boe – Les Misérables

The Nick Hern Books Best New Play: Three Days In May
The EMG Best New Comedy: One Man, Two Guvnors
The See Tickets Best New Musical: Matilda The Musical
The Radisson Edwardian Best Musical Revival: The Wizard Of Oz
Best Set Designer: Rob Howell – Ghost The Musical

Best Choreographer: Peter Darling – Matilda The Musical

The White Light Best Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone – Ghost The Musical

Best Choreographer: Peter Darling – Matilda The Musical

The Dewynters London Newcomer of the Year: Tim Minchin – Matilda The Musical

The Luckings Best Regional Production: Sweeney Todd

The Equity Best West End Show: War Horse  
All these fantastic winning shows can be booked through Theatrebreaks.com (with the exception of Driving Miss Daisy & Season’s Greetings, which have now closed).

Enjoy any one (or two) of them with an overnight stay in London this Spring!

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