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Tim Minchin collects Matilda arts award

Musical hit Matilda has been honoured at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards, winning the theatre prize.

The Royal Shakespeare Company's show, which picked up seven Olivier awards last month, beat the National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors and the Royal Court's Constellations to the prize.

Tim Minchin, who wrote the musical lyrics for the show, said the award feels like "acceptance from the broader cultural community".

Celebrating the best of British culture, the awards span 11 categories which also include film, opera, dance, classical music and comedy.

Grayson Perry, won the visual art award for his Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman exhibition at the British Museum.

The potter said he felt he had "true ownership" over the project because he instigated the idea.

  • 01 May 2012
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