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MATILDA to Make Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015

MATILDA to Make Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015

According to published reports, MATILDA, which is currently playing on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015.

Barry O'Farrell announced today: "Matilda the Musical is one of the most highly sought after musicals currently in production. It has wowed audiences in New York and London and I am delighted we have been able to secure this award-winning production for Sydney."

MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened in April 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 "Top Ten" lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year.

The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

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