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Matilda, Faust & Frayn triumph at South Bank Awards

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The winners have been announced of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda the Musical scooping this year’s Theatre Award.

Matilda, which also triumphed at the recent Olivier and Whatsonstage.com Awards, beat off competition in its category from the National Theatre’s One Man Two Guvnors and Royal Court’s Constellations.

The winners of the 16th South Bank awards were announced at the Dorchester Hotel last night (1 May 2012), with South Bank Show frontman Melvyn Bragg acting as master of ceremonies.

Others who triumphed included BBC drama Sherlock, singer Kate Bush, the ENO’s The Damnation of Faust and writer Michael Frayn.

The full list of South Bank Sky Arts Awards winners:

Classical Music: Llyr Williams

Comedy: Fresh Meat, Channel 4

Dance: The Metamorphosis, Arthur Pita, Linbury Studio Theatre

Film: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Literature: Charles Dickens: A Life, Claire Tomalin

Opera: The Damnation Of Faust, ENO

Pop: Kate Bush, 50 Words For Snow

Theatre: Matilda, Royal Shakespeare Company, Cambridge Theatre

TV drama: Sherlock, BBC1

Visual Art: Grayson Perry: The Tomb Of The Unknown Craftsman, British Museum

Times breakthrough award: Sophie Bevan

Outstanding achievement, in association with the Dorchester: Michael Frayn


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