Maidenhead schoolgirl wins prestigious Olivier Award

Maidenhead schoolgirl wins prestigious Olivier Award

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Maidenhead schoolgirl wins prestigious Olivier Award
Kerry Ingram on stage as Matilda

A 12-year-old schoolgirl from Maidenhead has won a prestigious Olivier Award.

Redroofs pupil Kerry Ingram was handed the accolade at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London last night.

She was named Best Actress in a Musical alongside three other actress who play the lead role in Matilda The Musical.

Kerry, of Walsh Avenue in Warfield, attends the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead as a day pupil.

In between her school work she takes on the role of Matilda at least twice a week at the Cambridge Theatre in Camden and said it is a 'dream come true'.

The four young starlets all took to the stage to perform for the dazzling array of celebrities and theatre stars in the audience.

Named after the renowned actor Laurence Olivier, the awards are the highest honour in British theatre.

The Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale about a bookish little girl with special powers won seven awards in total.

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