Casting announced for the Australian production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Today saw the announcement of the principal cast for the Australian Premiere Season of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, which begins performances from July28 in Sydney.
The complete Australian Cast, including the four young actresses sharing the role of Matilda Wormwood, will be announced next month.
The winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 28, with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster for performances through to October 25.
Roald Dahl's 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 little 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 in London’s West End and on Broadway, where productions continue to play topacked houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the most-anticipated theatrical event of 2015.
Roald Dahl's 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 and music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Tony Award® winner Peter Darling (Billy Elliot), orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London’s West End onTuesday 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews.
The New York production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical opened on 11 April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year.
Sweeping the board at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical has gone on to take Broadway by storm, winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in theTheater for each of the four girls sharing the title role.
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical will be produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.
The Australian premiere season of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is proudly supported by the NSW Government through itstourism and major events agency Destination NSW.