Matilda is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With the original Matilda book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical has won over 50 international awards, including 13 for Best Musical.
It is the story of a very bright and rebellious little girl, with special powers. Matilda’s parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, have no time for her and treat her as a nuisance. She spends most of her time reading books from the library astonishingly quickly, whilst they watch the telly and Mr Wormwood sells dodgy used cars. At school things are no better as despite the care and support of her teacher, the lovely Miss Honey, Matilda has to contend with the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull who rules the school with cruelty and fear. Matilda fights against the injustices at home and at school. Eventually she decides the grown-ups should be taught a lesson and in the process discovers her supernatural powers
After a hugely successful and acclaimed Sydney season, Matilda continues to delight audiences in Melbourne, London and on Broadway before arriving at the Lyric Theatre QPAC in November.