Matilda the Musical won a record seven Olivier awards at the ceremony in London, UK. The Royal Shakespeare Company production was based on Roald Dahl’s novel for children written in 1988. The musical was nominated in ten categories. These included best new musical best actress in a musical (all four Matildas), best actor in a musical went to Bertie Carvel for his portrayal of Agatha Trunchball, a former hammer throw champion and headteacher of Crunchem Hall, best sound design to Simon Baker, and best director to Matthew Warchus.
The best actor award went jointly to National Theatre production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. They alternated as the scientist and the monster.