‘She had begun to imagine the most incredible tales, entire universes inside her head. Stories, stories! I’m a sucker for a good story…’
Welcome to the magical world of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Her parents think she is a nuisance and she thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching telly. When they are not glued to the box, her mum spends all her time practising ballroom dancing while her dad gloats about his latest dodgy business deal. Life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies students and teachers alike.
Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it’s time the grown ups were taught a lesson.
Be warned, the children are revolting…
Roald Dahl’s classic novel, loved by generations of readers young and old, has been adapted by Dennis Kelly with songs by composer and comedian Tim Minchin, in this hilarious new version from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Matilda, A Musical runs from 9 November to 30 January 2011
Tickets start from only £14 and there are a range of ticket discounts available
9 November to 30 January 2011
The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Evenings at 7.15pm
Matiness on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm