The Courtyard Theatre
Wednesday 5th January 2011 at 7:15pm
RSC Presents Matilda, a musical
Welcome to the magical world of Matilda, the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Roald Dahl’s much loved novel has been adapted by Dennis Kelly, with songs by composer and comedian Tim Minchin, in this hilarious new musical.
For everyone aged 6 to 96, this is the perfect production for all the family this winter.
About the show: www.rsc.org.uk
” ‘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.
Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins (including interval)”
Doctor – Michael Rouse
Mrs Wormwood – Josie Walker
Mr Wormwood – Paul Kaye
Michael Wormwood – Peter Howe
Mrs Phelps – Melanie La Barrie
Escapologist – Matthew Malthouse
Acrobat – Emily Shaw
Miss Honey – Lauren Ward
Miss Trunchbull – Bertie Carvel
Rudolpho – Michael Rouse
Cook – Verity Bentham
Sergei – Alastair Parker
Henchmen – Marc Antolin, Nick Searle
Swings – Emily-Jane Boyle, Michael Kent
Matilda – Adriana Bertola, Josie Griffiths, Kerry Ingram
Lavender – Ruby Bridle, Rebecca Stoll, Misty May Tindall
Bruce – Jake Bailey, James Beesley, Kuan Frye
Amanda – Jadie-Rose Hobson, Katie Lee, Lara Weaver
Nigel – Arthur Byrne, Jake Pratt, Adam Scotland
Eric – Jack Christou, Toby Murray, Shivum Gupta
Alice – Jessica Daugirda, Ellie Simons, Annabel Parsons
Hortensia – Jessica Adair, Daisy Brophy, Shyanne Sanders
Reginald – Elliot Allinson, Thomas McGarrity, Robert Madge
Tommy – Charlie Callaghan, Callum Henderson, Denzil Sampson