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Behind The Scenes Of The West End's MATILDA

February 21
4:13 PM 2014

Behind The Scenes Of The West End's MATILDAA peek behind the scenes of the hit West End production of the multi-award-winning page-to-stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's MATILDA is now available to view.

Mrs. Wormwood herself, Kay Murphy, offers us a glimpse of the goings-on backstage at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden for bi-coastal the Royal Shakespeare Company hit.

Commenting on her elaborate wig, Murphy candidly shares with a laugh, "I'll show you the huge weave of hair that I have to get on my head - I kind of walk around with a crick neck in day-to-day life because I'm kind of lop-sided!"

The official description of MATILDA: THE MUSICAL is as follows: "Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin. Matilda is the captivating musical 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 dares to change her destiny."

Additionally, "This is really heavy! People don't think it's really heavy," Murphy says before modeling her onstage look with the massive wig.

More information about MATILDA: THE MUSICAL UK is available at the official site here.

View the new MATILDA: THE MUSICAL backstage featurette below.

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