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Well how very exciting that all was – hope you were able to work the red button on the Beeb and enjoyed the show. A fantastic evening for the RSC indeed – Congratulations to all those involved: –

‘RSC’s stage version of children’s novel takes record seven prizes at UK theatre’s most prestigious awards ceremony

The Royal Shakespeare Company show, based on Roald Dahl‘s 1988 children’s novel, had been nominated in 10 categories and was easily the biggest winner on the night.

Matilda’s success meant the RSC beat its own record for the number of Oliviers won by one show, previously held by Nicholas Nickleby, which won six in 1980.’

For details see http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/apr/15/matilda-the-musical-dominates-oliviers?newsfeed=true

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The Whatsonstage.com Awards nominations are still live and you can cast your votes until 31st January.  RSC nominations include  Matilda The Musical which has been nominated for a total of 9 awards with all four of Matildas nominated as Best Actress in a Musical.  Bertie Carvel is in the running for Best Actor in a Musical, Lauren Ward is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, and Paul Kaye is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.  Rob Howell is nominated for Best Set Designer, Peter Darling for Best Choreographer, and Matthew Warchus for Best Director. Tim Minchin has been nominated as London Newcomer of the Year and the show is up for Best New Musical.

And the 50th anniversary season and the opening of the RST and Swan Theatre has also been recognised and is nominated for The AKA Theatre Event of the Year! 

These awards, also known as the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, are the only major UK theatre awards decided by members of the public, and you can cast your votes at www.whatsonstage.com   The winners will be announced on Sunday 19 February 2012. 

So cast your votes…

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The awards season for the theatre world has started and this year it looks like the RSC should enjoy some success. Yesterday the Theatre Awards UK (formerly the TMA Awards) took place. They honour “creative excellence” in work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and Matilda The Musical picked up both the awards it was dominated for, winning Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical for Bertie Carvel for his turn as Miss Trunchbull, making it the only show to pick up multiple prizes. Both very well deserved. I hope you all spotted Bertie in the recent series of Spooks looking more like himself!

The full list of the Theatre Awards winners can be found at http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/34055/peter-hall-and-derek-jacobi-among-winners-at

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