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matilda-2013Australians! It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for: we can finally confirm that Matilda The Musical is heading Down Under!

NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell confirmed today that the spectacular, multi-award-winning musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl, will make it’s Australian premiere at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney in August 2015.

Tim‘s just as excited as you are about it, saying:

“Working on Matilda has been one of the greatest thrills of my life, and I’ve been aching to let her loose on audiences at home. Most of us grew up reading Dahl – the Australian sense of humour gels so well with his dark, iconoclastic tone. The last time a musical I helped write opened in Sydney, the actors almost outnumbered the audience, the theatre leaked, and my drummer was a bass player. If Matilda’s arrival is half as fun as that was, it’ll be a hoot.”

There’s no news about casting and ticketing yet, but once they’re confirmed, we’ll make sure to let you know all about it.

Looks like we’ll be adding an exciting new chapter to our Matilda story shortly!

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40 Comments

Jan on 10th of April 2016

Please bring Matilda to Adelaide,I want my Grandchildren to see it.

Kate on 6th of April 2016

Come to Adelaide! Please

Ngaire on 6th of April 2016

Please bring this show to Adelaide pretty pretty pretty please. I would dearly love to culture and cultivate my children with this show (saw the Tim Michin doco a few nights ago). My 10 year old daughter would absolutely love this show as her dance class is basing their end of year concert on the revolting children song. We are not in a position to afford the travel costs, pay for tickets and accommodation (unfortunately, we do not have interstate relies). If the show does come to Adelaide it would also give the the chance to get my Mum out of the nursing home and take her.

Fiona on 3rd of April 2016

Please, please, pleeeeeeeeease, come to Adelaide!

Pat Sherrah on 3rd of April 2016

Please bring Matilda to Adelaide, I am disabled & cannot travel interstate
Seeing Matilda is on my bucket list & I would love to be able cross that wish off.
Thank You

Yours in great anticipation

Rosey Chapman on 3rd of April 2016

Come to Adelaide please! Have just watched Tim Minchin Matilda show on ABC and want to buy tickets and would love to see it here

Alicia on 3rd of April 2016

ADELAIDE shows needed!! Girls of our city deserve the chance to see this and travelling is too costly!

Neti on 23rd of March 2016

Please tell me that Matilda is coming to Adelaide!

Grace on 21st of December 2015

I LOVE musicals and Roald Dahl and would be over the moon if you’d come to Adelaide with this!

Rachel Feiler on 26th of November 2015

Are you coming to Adelaide? Please sometime on the Matilda team respond to all is SA asking being pleading for you to come here …. at least a yes no or maybe? My 11yr old neeeeeeds to know! 😢😂😃

Gill on 10th of November 2015

Please include Adelaide into the Australian tour. It would be received here enthusiastically by many people.

michelle on 13th of October 2015

Please come to adelaide south Australia! !

Jacquie on 5th of September 2015

Please bring Matilda to Adelaide. My grandchildren grew up with All the Roald Dahl’s stories. We played the CD’s in the car on the way too and from school for nearly two years. We played many of them 2 or 3 times over and Matilda was a favourite.
Regards Grandy

Helen on 22nd of August 2015

Yes!! Bring it to Adelaide please.
My grand children live in Roxby Downs. If Matilda came to Adelaide we would actually be able to take all three to see it. Our 6 year old Matilda would be beside herself.

Alex on 17th of August 2015

Please come to Adelaide!!!

Natasha on 16th of August 2015

Please come to Adelaide my 7 and 9 year old LOVE Matilda!

Adrian on 13th of August 2015

Saw this brilliant musical in London and told all my friends its a must see. All of Adelaide needs the chance to see it here.

Mary T. on 19th of March 2015

My 7 year old daughter has read the book and watched the film many times and obviously loved it! She would be pumped if she sees the musical as well, here in Adelaide.

Leanne Sander on 11th of December 2014

Please Please Please come to Adelaide i would love to take my children Please Please Please

Jesse on 16th of November 2014

Adelaide please :)

Mumma Mel on 25th of October 2014

We live on the Gold Coast and you would be great tourist attraction for our little city. Our friends from Melbourne would fly up for sure. Please rest a sure, Matilda is going to be a great success and bring you in some coin!
PS come to the Goldie 8:)

Natalie on 14th of October 2014

Where can I find audition information for Sydney, Australia? I have spent hours souring the internet but can’t find this information. Other kids in my children’s musical performance class already have this info. Please share.

Gillian Miller on 10th of October 2014

Seen it in London it’s a brilliant musical, one of the best I’ve seen. PLEASE bring it to Adelaide, I’d love to see it again with my grandchildren.

Libby Hyett on 3rd of March 2014

Oh yay. I was hoping Matilda was coming to Australia!!!!! *love*

Skye Macfarlane on 1st of March 2014

ROAD TRIP!! Melbourne to Sydney!

But it should just come to Melbourne!!!

kb on 1st of March 2014

Melbourne? Mel-bourne? MELBOURNE!!!!!

Ali May on 28th of February 2014

Thank you.
Just … Thank you.
Really looking forward to this one.

Tricky on 28th of February 2014

Realy just am so excited just to get you ‘tim’ back in the country

Dione baker on 28th of February 2014

Please come to Adelaide

Nikki on 27th of February 2014

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease bring “Matilda” to Adelaide – my 9, 13 and 15 year olds are keen (so is Mum & Dad) love your work Tim xxxxx

Lisa on 27th of February 2014

Sydney. Please.

Robert Stoll on 27th of February 2014

It took them long enough.

Emily on 27th of February 2014

Any chance of an Adelaide show? :D

GT on 26th of February 2014

Soooooo excited!! Just a hop over the ditch for us NZers. Might have to bring a plane load of kids :)

Heather Pulsford on 26th of February 2014

Whoooo hooooo So glad it is coming to Sydney as it will save me an expensive plane fare. I had promised to take all the ‘revolting children’ to Melbourne to see it.

Heather Pulsford on 26th of February 2014

I’ll have to start saving as I’ve promised to take the entire family of ‘revolting children’….. And this Nanny likes to keep her word!

Mary carolan on 26th of February 2014

About bloody time!!

Pamela Williamson on 26th of February 2014

Hooray! Me and my 8 grandchildren can’t wait. We know all the songs and love to sing them – over and over!

Cheryl on 26th of February 2014

Ditto the Adelaide comment. If I have to go to Sydney I will, but will there be a tour?

Becky on 26th of February 2014

Fantastic news! Can you get it to tour to Adelaide? Would love to take my own Matilda (aged 8) to see it.

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