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The Whatsonstage.com Award Nominations are in

Tuesday, 6th Dec 2011

Matilda The Musical and Ghost The Musical Are Among the Top West End Names Up for Awards

Another awards ceremony is just around the corner and as a result the news today features an array of nominations for shows across the board, from London theatre plays to the biggest West End musicals around.

The Whatsonstage.com Awards are regularly held in high regards and this year looks to be no different as two new musicals – “Matilda the Musical” and “Ghost the Musical” – lead the way with nominations for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, among others.

They’re not the only ones of course, with plays also up for awards, such as “Betrayal” at the Comedy Theatre, “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Wyndham’s Theatre, “Frankenstein” at the Olivier National Theatre, “Richard III” at the Old Vic Theatre, “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Wyndham’s Theatre, “One Man, Two Guvnors” at The National and Adelphi Theatre and “The Children’s Hour” at the Comedy Theatre. They are all among those also hoping to win on the night among a range of other productions.

So whilst Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (“Frankenstein”) were the focus of the Evening Standard Awards as they both went head to head for Best Actor (and ended up sharing the award), this time around it is “Matilda the Musical” and “Ghost the Musical”. Both shows opened in the West End in 2011 and have a history before arriving in the capital. The former is, of course, a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company and previously appeared at the Courtyard Theatre, whilst “Ghost the Musical” began in Manchester before its arrival in the West End. Both stories have also been told in other forms (novel and film).

The awards ceremony is set to take place on Sunday 19th February 2012 with support going to the theatre charity Stage One. A full list of nomination is available at the official website.

Meanwhile, those wishing to witness “Matilda the Musical” and “Ghost the Musical” can do so at the Cambridge Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre respectively.

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