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This hilarious and poignant stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel is the branchild of the Royal Shakespeare Company, with music provided by Australian composer and comedian Tim Minchin. Matilda makes a wonderful birthday or holiday treat for fans of Dahl's work, whether they're six or 60.
Originally opening in Stratford for a first sell-out run back in 2010, Matilda transferred to its incumbant home at the Cambridge Theatre, and has wowed critics and received numerous accolades for both its young cast, and innovative creative team.
The popularity of Tim Minchin's songs and Dennis Kelly's book helped boost public awareness, and in 2012 it secured its place in the Guinness Book of Records for winning the most Olivier Awards in one year; a truly magnificent seven.
The move to Broadway with its popular star, Bertie Cavil has done nothing to quench the popularity of the show, and demand for more productions will see an Australian Matilda launching in Sydney in 2015, Minchin's own homeland.
Matilda, the central character, is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence for her young age - and not to mention, psychokinetic powers.
She's despised by her own hideously selfish parents, but finds a kindred spirit in her shy schoolteacher Miss Honey. Miss Honey also has demons to face - in the form of the outrageously callous headmistress Miss Trunchbull.
Over the course of her first term at school, both teacher and pupil have a profound effect on each other's lives, as they both try to foil the dastardly plans of Trunchbull, and Matilda's parents.
Fans of the novel and the show may also be familiar with the 1996 film starring Mara Wilson and Pam Ferris, with real-life husband and wife duo Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman playing Mr and Mrs Wormwood!
Previews from: 25 October 2011
Opening night: 24 November 2011
Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience, but the producers advise a minimum age of 6 years and upwards. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Two hours and 45 minutes with one interval
23 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)
This show is amazing, I was driven in on every secound waiting for more. Me... more
I saw the show last Saturday and all I can say is wow. The children and teh... more
We saw Matilda on October 25. It should have been a week or more into the s... more
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