Matilda The Musical is the multi-award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is now in its seventh year in London where it continues to delight audiences of all ages.
Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London’s West End on Tuesday 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews.
Sweeping the board at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards, Matilda The Musical has gone on to take Broadway by storm, winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role.
Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), and sets and costumes are designed by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Tony Award® winner Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
Pieter Toerien & Paul Warwick Griffin (GWB), the producers say: ‘We remember standing outside the Cambridge Theatre in London nearly seven years ago, having seen Matilda The Musical for the first time and plotting as to how we might get this rather brilliant creation to South Africa. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that day has finally arrived! We are positive that South African audiences will fall in love with the heroic tale of Matilda in this anarchically joyous and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story.’
Catherine Mallyon, Executive Director, RSC says: ‘Matilda The Musical has thrilled audiences across the world, with more than eight million tickets sold since the production began its life at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon home. It has toured across North America, Australia and New Zealand, and a Korean production opens in Seoul this autumn. We are delighted that this production is opening in South Africa and wish the show every success.’
Johannesburg – The Teatro at Montecasino
17 October – 2 December
Performances: Tuesday – Friday at 20:00, Saturday at 15:00 and 20:00, Sunday at 13:30 and 18:00
Cape Town – Artscape
9 December – 13 January
Bookings now open at Computicket
For detailed background information on the show and the characters, please visit: www.matildathemusical.com