Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Matilda faces incredible odds with neglectful parents and a cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. The only person who sees her and her gifted personality is her lovable teacher, Miss Honey. Using her extraordinary imagination and psychokinetic powers, Matilda overcomes every obstacle and teaches classmates and grown-ups alike to stand-up for themselves and find their magic within. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is a delight for all ages.

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Show Credits

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Matilda was first commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 9 November 2010. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End of London on 25 October 2011 and received its US premiere at the Shubert Theatre, Broadway, USA on 4 March 2013.
Orchestrations and Additional Music – Chris Nightingale

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684,

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