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November 2011

Following the delighted audience reaction to opening night and the outstanding reviews that poured in, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award winning production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has, unsurprisingly, extended its booking period!

Tickets are now on sale up to, and including, 21 October 2012 and are available from:
RSC Ticket Hotline: 0844 800 1110
SEE Tickets: 0844 412 4652
To book online go to: www.matildathemusical.com

If you’d like to know more visit the Matilda The Musical website, where you’ll find a wealth of information about the show, the cast, photos, videos and even clips of the cast recording, which is available to buy here.

You can also catch up with the story so far of how Tim helped turn Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book into a hit musical by taking a look at this here Matilda Page, which details the development of Matilda The Musical from inspired idea to the West End stage…

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What a week for Matilda The Musical!

Last Sunday at the Evening Standard Awards ceremony, Matilda the Musical won the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical. It was presented by Miranda Hart and collected by Tim, Dennis Kelly and Matthew Warchus. There’s a short video of Tim, Dennis and Matthew receiving the award here.

During a week of press attendance Matilda The Musical opened on Thursday 24th November at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End. Here’s the opening night video showing some performance footage intercut with short interviews with members of the cast, the creative team and attendees:

Wonderful and delighted reviews rolled in:

The Guardian *****

“Writer Dennis Kelly and composer and lyricist Tim Minchin go to the top of the class with this anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story.

It’s an evening of unadulterated bliss.”

The Telegraph *****

“Hilarious, moving and magical.

Dennis Kelly’s script actually improves and deepens Dahl’s original. Meanwhile, Aussie comedian Tim Minchin has come up with a smashing score that combines take-home melodies with delicious lyrical wit in songs that consistently develop both the plot and our understanding of the characters.

A thrilling, warm-hearted production, which constantly combines comedy with a sense of wonder.”

The Evening Standard *****

“Matilda is a gem…enchanting. At the heart of this satisfyingly fresh adaptation of a cherished Roald Dahl story are Australian comedian Tim Minchin’s music and lyrics, which ooze humour…Dennis Kelly’s book switches smartly from grubby fun to a grown-up idiom.

This generous, big-hearted piece is already being spoken of as one of the best new British musicals in years.”

This video, the reviews and more detailed award information will all remain available, along with the rest of the story of Matilda so far, told in words, photos and videos on the regularly updated Matilda Page.

Do keep your eyes open for more Matilda news coming very soon and remember you can always sign up to the RSC mailing list.

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The promotional photo for Tim's upcoming tour.Adelaideans! Are you looking for an amazing gift for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Well look no further as we can confirm a second show with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on the 14th February 2012 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre!

Of course, this isn’t just restricted to couples so feel free to bring along friends, brothers, grandmas and cats* and let them share the magic too!

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday, however, there’s a presale starting today at 9am on Ticketek and the password you’ll need is CAGE.

*cats may not be allowed…

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Happy Australian DVD Release Day!

UK folk have been able to buy their copy of Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) for over a week now, but today is the day when it’ll be available for you Australians to buy from all good DVD retailers, so why not pop along to one, if only to see Tim’s face staring out at you from the shelves!

To celebrate the Australian coming out day for the DVD, we’ve got a funky little clip of Tim’s seven minute prog rock epic for the lactose tolerant, Cheese!

Full details are contained in this here news post, the DVD can be ordered from this here shop and more sexy videos from the DVD are also available on Tim’s YouTube channel.

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The Royal Variety Show prides itself on having “something for everyone” and this year Tim’s one of those special somethings…

This year’s spectacle will take place at The Lowry in Salford on the 5th December, and will be hosted by Peter Kay, with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in attendance.

Also performing along with Tim will be: magicians, Penn and Teller; mime, The Boy With Tape On His Face, and comedians Jason Manford and Greg Davies! Musical turns will be provided by Barry Mannilow, Cee Lo Green and Pixie Lott, amongst others.

The show will be aired on ITV later in December, and we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s on, so you can see which of Tim’s songs is deemed suitable for royalty!

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