The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that Matilda, the multi award-winning musical based on Roald Dahl's beloved book will tour the UK and Ireland for the first time in 2018-19.
Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the RSC’s touring production of Matilda The Musical will open at Leicester Curve on 5 March 2018.
Tim Minchin (music and lyrics) said: “I – like millions of others – feel like Dahl is in my blood, because I grew up with his books. So to have contributed to a piece of work that brings one of his most famous stories to life is one of my life's great joys. I’m utterly thrilled that audiences in cities all across the UK and Ireland will now share and be part of Matilda’s story.”
Dennis Kelly, (book) said: “It’s been a long time coming but I’m delighted that we get to take Matilda around the UK and to Ireland. We have some fantastic theatres in this country and in Ireland, supported by smart, engaged audiences and we can’t wait to bring this crazy, messy, anarchic explosion of a show to them.”
Now in its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda The Musical is the longest running production at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses.
With book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Ticket on sale 26 April at 10am
MATILDA UK TOUR
Cambridge Theatre London
Monday 5 – Saturday 24 March 2018
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Wednesday 4 – Saturday 28 April 2018
Sunderland Empire Theatre
Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June 2018
Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 30 June 2018
Tuesday 3 July – Saturday 8 September 2018
Manchester Palace Theatre
Tuesday 18 September – Saturday 24 November 2018
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru
Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Saturday 12 January 2019