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Last night Tim attended the official Opening Night of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian production of Matilda The Musical, at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne!

Four young actresses (pictured here) alternate playing Matilda, with Ingrid Torelli stepping marvellously into the title role for the premiere. The three other Melbourne Matildas are Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra and Alannah Parfett. They were joined by the full Original Australian Adult cast from Sydney, including the principals (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull).

Tim joined the cast on stage for the bows where they received a standing ovation.

Tickets are on sale for performances through to July 2016 via Ticketmaster.

On the red carpet:

Tim with mother Ros Minchin, wife Sarah and father David

Tim with mother Ros Minchin, wife Sarah and father David

Tim & Eddie Perfect

Tim & Eddie Perfect

Tim & Father Bob Maguire

Tim & Father Bob Maguire

Cast members

Melbourne cast members

All photos by James Morgan

To learn more about the Australian production of Matilda the Musical, and hear some previews of Tim’s songs for the show, visit matildathemusical.com.au where you can also join the waitlist for tickets for Matilda in Brisbane in November and Perth in February 2017! If you want to know all about the show’s journey from a small theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon through to being a worldwide smash hit, you might take a look here.

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Gabriel P on 13th of November 2016

Good show. Luv u tiana mira

Alana Franceschini on 27th of August 2016

I have seen Matilda the musical (Melbourne) and it was absolutely FANTASTIC! 6 children from my dance school are in the musical, and two of them got the main roll Matilda (Tiana Mirra) and (Dusty Bursil) I am hoping to see it one more time before the 2016 cast finishes! Everyone in the musical cast should be so proud of themselves ?

Good Pudding on 22nd of March 2016

AV: privileged; stupendously; at the weekend
DS: amazing, funny, scary, brilliant, fabulous … you’ve run out of adjectives. Really??

Charlotte on 20th of March 2016

I saw the musical last night and the whole time, I just kept thinking ‘Man Tim Minchin is a genius’ – my group of 8 and I absolutely loved it. I heard many ‘that was better than…’ on my way out, but the one that stood out was ‘That was better than the recent Melbourne production of Les Mis’. I found myself crying and laughing, and I just want to see it again!!

Ros on 18th of March 2016

Congratulations! Lovely photos. A proud moment.

Alicia Villella on 18th of March 2016

Minchen and Dahl – a truly deliciously cunning combination. I was priviledged enough to be there last night and what a stupendiously brilliant show. I am delighted my children get to see it on the weekend. Roald Dahl is a very tricky text to transition to film or stage but Minchin in his brilliant mad way has done it proud.

Debra Shaw on 17th of March 2016

We saw Matilda on Wednesday night. Amazing, funny, scary and brilliant. The cast are so fabulous that I have run out of adjectives to do them justice.
The set, the direction, the music…..
Thank you all for such a wonderful experience.

Allison Schraf on 17th of March 2016

Many congratulations! Just saw Matilda! here in Detroit, MI on Tuesday evening and it was lovely…so much fun!

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