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Matilda hero - Sydney 2015

Yesterday evening, Tim attended the star-studded official Opening Night of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian production of Matilda The Musical, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Four young actresses alternate playing Matilda, with Bella Thomas stepping into the title role magnificently last night. The three other Matildas are Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose and Georgia Taplin. The principal cast features (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull). Images of the Sydney Matildas and principle cast members can be found here.

There’s some red carpet footage and interviews to watch, courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald review, here.

Tim and Sarah Minchin on the red carpet

Tim and Sarah Minchin on the red carpet

Tim strikes the Matilda pose

Tim strikes the Matilda pose

Multiple red carpet smiles

Multiple red carpet smiles from Tim and young members of the cast

All photos by James Morgan

More photos from the evening can be found on the Matilda The Musical Facebook Page.

Tickets are available via the Matilda The Musical website.


If you’d like to catch up with how Tim came to write the music and lyrics for the stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous book, then the story so far is here. You’ll also find the reviews and a huge list of international awards Matilda has received, including four Tony Awards and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, along with photos and videos marking key chapters.

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Chelsea on 10th of September 2015

Hi there … Just wondering if this is coming to brissy… I’d like to know if it’s s possibility in 2016 !

Nicola on 21st of August 2015

Welcome home, we have missed you x

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