Congratulations to Tim Minchin - and Matilda

16th March 2012|Tim Minchin

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)!A full list of the nominations: