Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian Production of Matilda The Musical has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the production will play a season in Adelaide from 20 May 2017, following seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, where Matilda is currently playing to packed houses.
Matilda The Musical will be the jewel in the crown as part of the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Co-Artistic Directors Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor made the special announcement last night at the closing gala of the 2016 festival, The Last Galah, which was an evening of Australian song, and included a special performance from Matilda’s James Millar to announce the Adelaide season – much to the delight of the festival audience.
Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.
Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill audiences in London, on Broadway, and on tour around the USA. Tickets for the Melbourne season at the Princess Theatre are currently on sale through to 9 October 2016.
Matilda will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC from November 2016, and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017 before playing at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre from 20 May 2017 for a strictly limited eight week season. Ticketing details for the Adelaide season will be announced at a later date.
For more information, visit: au.matildathemusical.com for details.
Image: James Millar as Miss Truchbull in Matilda The Musical – photo by James Morgan