Matilda The Musical, Australia, wins a record-breaking 13 Helpmann Awards, including the 2016 award for Best Musical.

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement in the Australian live performance sector.

The Australian production of Matilda The Musical opened in Sydney in August 2015 to glowing reviews and has captivated audiences ever since. Currently playing in Melbourne, it moves to Brisbane in November and will play in Perth and Adelaide in 2017.

We’re sending our warmest congratulations to all the cast, creative and crew of the Australian production for their prestigious wins in Tim Minchin’s home country. See a message of congratulations from our Matilda The Musical London cast, who celebrate with team Australia in spirit! #MatildainOz

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The cast of Matilda The Musical in Australia
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Helpmann Award Winners

Best Musical, Matilda The Musical

Best Female in Actor in a Musical, (Matilda) Molly Barwick, Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas, Ingrid Torelli

Best Male Actor in a Musical, James Millar (Miss Trunchbull)

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Elise McCann (Miss Honey)

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood)

Best Direction of a Musical, Matthew Warchus

Best Choreography in a Musical, Peter Darling

Best Costume Design, Rob Howell

Best Lighting Design, Hugh Vanstone

Best Music Direction, Stephen Amos

Best Original Score, Tim Minchin

Best Scenic Design, Rob Howell

Best Sound Design, Simon Baker

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