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MATILDA smashes Olivier Awards record

Matilda The Musical has won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards.

Director Matthew Warchus received the award for best director from actor James Earl Jones in New York.

Speaking via a live video link, he said: ‘Creative imagination is the key to not only surviving life but improving and changing it for all of us.’

The full list of Matilda The Musical Olivier awards is:

  • Best Set Design – Rob Howell
  • Best Sound Design – Simon Baker
  • Best Director – Matthew Warchus
  • Best Theatre Choreographer – Peter Darling
  • Best Actor in a Musical Award – Bertie Carvel
  • Best Actress in a Musical
  • Best New Musical