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Last weekend (23 February) The Mousetrap Awards - now in their second year - were presented to ten West End shows and individuals at Soho Theatre.

The Mousetraps are voted for by hundreds of young theatregoers (aged 15-23) and are produced by Mousetrap Theatre Projects' Youth Forum.

Among those collecting trophies were Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time writer Simon Stephens, who said: "This is, by a distance, the most enjoyable awards ceremony I have ever been to. This award means more to me than any award I've ever won."

Accepting the prize for 'Show that I Would Recommend to a Friend', Wicked producer Michael McCabe said: "This is a charity that we really, really love. How great that a really old play like The Mousetrap could give birth to such an incredibly extraordinary charity as this one. I know it's inspiring young people but it's inspiring quite a lot of late 40 year olds as well. I'm so glad I came."

The 2013 winners are:

Most Welcoming Venue
Garrick Theatre - collected by Faruk Ali, Box Office Manager

Best Musical
Les Misérables - presented to the cast on stage on 27 February

Best Play
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, collected by Simon Stephens

Best Female Performer
The Matildas – collected by Nik Ashton, Resident Director

Best Male Performer
Luke Treadaway for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - collected by Simon Stephens

Best Design
Wicked - collected by Michael McCabe, Producer

Soundtrack I am Most Likely to Download
Les Misérables

Show That Shouldn't Have Closed
Blood Brothers - collected by former cast members, Louise Clayton and Steve Palfreman

Show that I Would Recommend to a Friend
Wicked - collected by Michael McCabe, Producer

Guilty Pleasure
Mamma Mia! - collected by Philip Effemey, General Manager

The Mousetraps are sponsored by the Society of London Theatre and D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

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