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WAAPA grads win big at Helpmanns

Thursday, 28 July 2016

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WAAPA alumnus, Tim Minchin had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday night at the 2016 Helpmann Awards as Matilda The Musical broke all records by winning every one of the 13 categories in which it was nominated at the national stage awards, Australia’s answer to the Tony Awards.

The Royal Shakespeare Company co-production, written by Dennis Kelly and based on Roald Dahl’s tale of a schoolgirl who outwits her nasty parents and ogre-like headmistress, heads to Perth’s Crown Theatre in February.

James Millar, another WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate like Minchin, was best actor in a musical for his marvellously monstrous turn as headmistress Miss Trunchbull.

For a full list of winners, please visit the Helpmann Awards website.

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