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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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22 Comments

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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