The show will be returning to the West End, where it’s already run for 10 years, in mid-September. Based on the unforgettable 1988 book, this stage adaptation has welcomed over 4 million viewers in London alone and is one of the most awarded ones in the world, including 24 ‘Best Musical’ accolades.
Even if you’re little, you can do a lot. And even if the obstacles seem far too big, there’s still a chance to overcome theme. And so the West End has been proving for the last few weeks and will keep showing during the following months. As the beginning of the new season gets closer, one of London’s most electrifying award-winning musicals has resumed rehearsals this very week – and such an event calls for some kind of special celebration.
Ten years after its original premiere in the UK, Matilda will be return to its homeland in mid-September – having already welcomed over 4 million viewers. Based on Roal Dahl’s 1988 classic book and commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this much beloved musical focuses on a peculiar young girl and her vivid imagination. First performed at Stratford-Upon-Avon before transferring to the Wet End, the show took the 2012 Olivier Awards by storm, receiving 7 accolades, apart from four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater.
Written by Dennis Kelly and with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, Matilda is directed by Matthew Warchus, with theatre production design by Rob Howell, choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve. The current main cast includes, in the role of Matilda, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon, while Elliot Harper plays the unlikeable Miss Trunchbull.
Matilda – The Musical will start performances on September 16th – tickets can be purchased on this link. The show will also open a production in Dutch at the Oude Luxor Theater Rotterdam – tickets available on the following link.