'Matilda the Musical' steals the show at Olivier Awards

Monday April 16, 2012

Matilda the Musical has swept the boards at the Olivier Awards with its "four little miracles" in the title role sharing the limelight and the gongs.

The girls, Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, were named joint winners of the Best Actress in a Musical award.

One of the girls, 10-year-old Eleanor, made history by becoming the youngest ever winner of an Olivier.

She said her win was "pretty cool" and said her last prize was a "little silver plastic medal" for athletics at school.

The show, based on the Roald Dahl book, won seven awards including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel and Matthew Warchus was named Best Director.

The ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London, was hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and shown on a big screen in Covent Garden, London.

Photo: © PA

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