Matilda set to revolt Melbourne

Published on 12th Oct, 2015

Matilda The Musical, Sydney Lyric Theatre. Photo James Morgan

Matilda The Musical  | Melbourne March 2016

It has been announced that the acclaimed musical Matilda will head to Melbourne in March 2016, after its premiere current season in Sydney ends at the end of January.

Based on the famous book by Roald Dahl and brought to life by Tim Minchin’s music, Matilda the Musical will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on March 13. It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

The children’s auditions for the Melbourne cast are currently underway and should be announced shortly. Rehearsals begin in December.

Matilda The Musical will be produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with Andre Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.

Producer Louise Withers said, “We’re delighted that Australian audiences have fallen in love with Matilda. We look forward to continued success during our current Sydney run and moving Matilda to Melbourne.”

Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale on October 20 through Ticketmaster or Phone 1300 723 038. Groups 20+ call 1300 889 278 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au

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