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National's Curious Incident scoops South Bank Award

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The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which officially opens in the West End tonight, has won the Theatre prize at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

The show, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's bestselling novel, also won a Whatsonstage.com Award last month for Best New Play.

The winners of the 17th South Bank awards were announced at the Dorchester Hotel earlier today, with South Bank Show frontman Melvyn Bragg acting as master of ceremonies. 

Other winners included BBC series Parade's End, Bond movie Skyfall and actress Julie Walters, who was presented with the outstanding achievement award by her longtime collaborator Victoria Wood.

The ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Arts on 14 March.

Full list of winners:

Comedy: Twenty Twelve, BBC2
Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre
Visual art: Thomas Heatherwick, London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
Times breakthrough award: Tom Hiddleston
Film: Skyfall
Opera: Ghost Patrol, Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales
Pop music: Jessie Ware
Dance: A Streetcar Named Desire, Scottish Ballet
Classical: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Anderson, Ryan Wigglesworth – The Discovery of Heaven, Royal Festival Hall
TV drama: Parade's End, BBC2
Literature: Bring Up The Bodies, Hilary Mantel
The outstanding achievement award, in association with the Dorchester: presented by Victoria Wood to Julie Walters


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