|On Sale||jun 08, 2011|
|Preview||oct 18, 2011|
2hrs. 40mins. (1 Intermission)
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.
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What Is Matilda Like?
Matilda features a score by Australian musician/comedian Tim Minchin and a darkly comical yet compassionate book by Dennis Kelly. Rob Howell’s scrabble-tile explosion of a set, playfully and colorfully lit by Hugh Vanstone, is the visual counterpart of Dahl’s creative genius spilling into the theater. Director ...
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Matilda Cast & Creative
- Matilda (alternating performances) Cristina Fray, Georgia Pemberton, Elise Blake, Lollie McKenzie and Lara Wollington
- Miss Trunchbull Alex Gaumond
- Miss Honey Haley Flaherty
- Mr. Wormwood James Clyde
- Mrs. Wormwood Kay Murphy
- Music and Lyrics Tim Minchin
- Book Denis Kelly
- Director Matthew Warchus
- Choreographer Peter Darling
- Set and Costume Designer Rob Howell
- Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone
- Sound Designer Simon Baker
Earlham Street London, UK