Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’sMatilda The Musical continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
It celebrates its third anniversary next month and the award-winning show is still a must-see production for families from around the globe.
Matilda has now been seen by almost 1.5m people since it transferred to the West End in October 2011.
The production was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the company’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for 12 weeks in 2010.
Matilda The Musical has now received a total of 50 awards in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York.
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.
The New York production of Matilda The Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, began last year at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. The Australian Premiere will take place at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in August 2015.
Matilda the Musical is based on the Dahl’s children’s novel.
It was written for the stage by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
The story centres on Matilda, a precocious five-year-old girl who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.
It’s a wonderful, life-enhancing book and a tremendous stage show.