The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Click here for Roles in this musical adventure.
Click here for monologues for Matilda, Bruce, Mr Wormwood, and Trunchbull
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO AUDITION?
We will audition children for the role of Matilda who are aged 8 to 12 and under 4ft 3. Her classmates need to be aged 8 to 13 and under 4ft 10” tall with brilliant dancing and singing skills! Boys must have unbroken voices.
WILL WE NEED TO LEARN AN ACCENT?
All roles in Matilda utilize a British dialect. Use of a British dialect at auditions is a plus but not required and will be explored during rehearsals.
A Cockney accent (also known as an East End accent) is demonstrated by listening to Adele, Burt from Mary Poppins, Mrs. Lovett and Tobias Ragg from Sweeney Todd.
A standard English accent (also known as Received Pronunciation (RP) is demonstrated by listening to Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Colin Firth, or the Queen or Princess Diana of England.
Good enunciation is required for all roles.