Monday, November 21

Sheridan Smith and Matilda Musical Win Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The London Evening Standard Theatre Awards winners were announced last night with the ceremony hosted by Dame Edna Everage.

West End star Sheridan Smith whose acting career is going from strength to strength picked up Best Actress for her role in Flare Path beating Samantha Spiro and Kristin Scott Thomas. The musical Wicked! was named "Best Night Out" by Evening Standard readers.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda which opened at the Royal Shakespeare Company last year and opens later this week in London's West End  took the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (beating London Road and Betty Blue Eyes)

Special awards also went to Tom Stoppard, Kristin Scott Thomas and the Pet Shop Boys.

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