Matilda The Musical wins South Bank Award

See Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre.

It looks like Matilda The Musical is going to have to free up some more space on an already clogged mantelpiece – the critical darling has won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre.

The little-girl-that-could beat strong competition from the National Theatre’s hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors and sleeper hit Constellations from the Royal Court Theatre.

This honour is just the latest in a long line of achievements for the Tim Minchin musical, which to date has won a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award, two TMA (Theatrical Management Association) Awards, an Evening Standard Award, four What’s On Stage Awards and seven Laurence Olivier Awards – that’s a whopping 16 awards so far!

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards ceremony took place on May 1 and was presented by Melvyn Bragg. They awards cover 11 cultural categories including music, film and television.