Matilda wins at South Bank Awards

2nd May 2012|Tim Minchin

Musical hit Matilda has been honoured at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards, winning the theatre prize.The RSC show, which picked up seven Olivier awards last month, beat the National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors and the Royal Court's Constellations to the prize.Comedian Tim Minchin, who wrote the songs for Matilda, said: "We weren't cynically trying to make a blockbuster, but we did want to tell a story that touched a huge cross section of people."Kids come out overjoyed, and adults come out feeling they've been on an emotional journey."