Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

The Matildas at the Oliviers

From left, Best Actress in a Musical winners, Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Kerry Ingram and Cleo Demetriou (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Photo credit: http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/movies/2012/04/matilda-mops-7-prizes-theaters-oliviers/490151

I think they were happy to win - what do you think?!

Cut and pasted from the Guardian website:

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

It features quite breathtaking parental neglect, appalling child cruelty and a monstrous headteacher swinging girls by their pigtails, but audiences of all ages love it, and last night Matilda the Musical dominated the UK's most prestigious theatre awards, winning a record seven Oliviers at the ceremony in London.

Matilda began life as the RSC's Christmas 2010 show at Stratford-upon-Avon and has gathered a seemingly unstoppable momentum. It is selling out at the Cambridge theatre in the West End and next year opens on Broadway, generating extremely welcome extra income for the publicly subsidised company.

All four Matildas – Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox – were honoured, jointly awarded best actress in a musical.

The four leads in Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge theatre, London.
Left to right: Eleanor Worthington Cox, Sophia Kiely, Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram
Photograph: Linda Nylind
Photo credit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/apr/15/matilda-the-musical-dominates-oliviers?newsfeed=true
Tags: awards, music, theatre
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