Behind the scenes with the Olivier Audience Award hopefuls
We go backstage with the West End plays and musicals in the running for this year's BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at the 2014 Olivier Awards
Matilda – The Musical
To say that the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda has been well received is something of an understatement – after making its debut in 2011, the musical scooped a record-breaking seven gongs at 2012’s Olivier Awards. This has much to do with the Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s script and score, as well as some innovative stage design and props. But, as with Dahl’s original novel, ‘Matilda the Musical’ has proved a hit thanks to its wonderful characters – from child genius Matilda herself, to the villainous Miss Trunchbull. Here the boorish Mrs Wormwood – aka the lovely actress Kay Murphy – takes us on a backstage tour through the magical world of 'Matilda'. We see her character's extortionate, lurid blonde wig and she explains a little of what goes on behind the scenes at the West End's most mischievous show.