Chances are you’ll already know about the highly successful and much lauded Matilda The Musical, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years. Based on the Roald Dahl book, it was produced by the RSC and directed by Matthew Warchus, with Dennis Kelly writing the book and our own Tim Minchin providing the music and lyrics, and it ran at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from November last year, through to this January.
Now, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be wondering, that’s such a short run for such an amazing show, so will it be heading to the West End? Well, we told you at the end of March, that it will be, but now is the time to unleash the all-important and exciting details!
From the 18th of October 2011, Matilda The Musical will take up residence at the Cambridge Theatre in London!
Most of the adult cast from the Stratford-upon-Avon run will be reprising their roles, so if you missed it, you’ll still be able to see:
- Bertie Carvel as the terrifying Miss Trunchbull
- Paul Kaye as the weasely Mr Wormwood
- Lauren Ward as the sweet Miss Honey
- Josie Walker as the vociferous Mrs Wormwood
- Melanie Le Barrie as the kindly Mrs Phelps
Also staying on will be Marc Antolin, Verity Bentham, Michael Kent, Matthew Malthouse, Alastair Parker, Nick Searle and Emily Shaw.
The four children playing the star of the story, Matilda, are still being cast, as are the three groups of children will be taking turns playing her cheeky classmates and we’ll be sure to raise a fuss once they’re announced!
In addition to this, the creative team who brought you the Stratford-upon-Avon will be weaving their magic once again with this West End run!
So, here’s the bit you really want to know. How to get your hands on tickets!
The show will initially be booking up to, and including, the 12th February 2012 and tickets will be on sale on Saturday at 9am from the official Matilda website. Unless, of course, you’re an RSC Member, in which case, booking opens for you tomorrow at 9am!
And, after all that, if you’re after more information, head on over to the Matilda page to read about the show’s story so far and the plethora of four and five star reviews it received during its time in Stratford-upon-Avon!
Now, on top of all this thrilling news, comes yet more! You might need to take a minute or so to catch your breath first…
The soundtrack to this amazing musical (not that we’re biased) is finally being produced! Recorded with the original Stratford-upon-Avon cast, it’ll be released around August/September and is available for you to pre-order from The RSC shop right now!
Finally, as always, the best way to hear about Matilda news first, is to sign up to the RSC mailing list.
Phew! You’re free to have a lie down now after all that excitement.