As the Australian Cast of Matilda The Musical prepares for its official premiere in Melbourne tonight, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced that the production will play seasons in Brisbane and Perth.
In Australia for the show’s opening in Melbourne, RSC’s Executive Director, Catherine Mallyon said, “Wow! We have been bowled over by the fantastic response of Australian audiences so far and we are thrilled to announce that Matilda The Musical will also play in Brisbane and Tim Minchin’s hometown of Perth.”
“Matilda has travelled many miles since the show’s beginnings in Stratford-upon-Avon and it is great we can bring it to Queensland and Western Australia.”
Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Having proven an enormous success internationally, where productions continue to play to packed houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike, Matilda The Musical opened to unqualified rave reviews in Sydney last year, under the direction of Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.
Matilda‘s principal cast includes: Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull). The Melbourne’s Matildas are: Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett and Ingrid Torelli.
Currently playing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, Matilda The Musical will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC from November 2016 and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017 (ticketing details to follow). For more information, visit: au.matildathemusical.com for details.
Image: Matilda The Musical – photo by James Morgan