MATILDA THE MUSICAL in Hong Kong Extends for Two Weeks; Show Runs 9/20-10/20
Hong Kong--Acclaimed as "the standout musical of the decade" by the UK's Sunday Times, "Matilda The Musical" will make its debut in Hong Kong from September 20, 2019, at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the producers have extended the run for two weeks until October 20, 2019.
Tickets are now available at HKTicketing.com or by phone at 31-288-288.
"I am delighted that tickets are being snapped up for Matilda's debut here in September. It is a joyous, rebellious, uplifting and ingenious musical which has won the hearts of audiences wherever it has played, and I'm sure Hong Kong theatre-goers will find it irresistible too. Matilda is a MUST-SEE show," says CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions James Cundall.
This will be the very first time the Royal Shakespeare Company production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL visits Hong Kong, following its well-received Singapore debut in early 2019. The show has also toured to Australia and New Zealand from 2015- 2017.
Inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL has taken both London's West End and Broadway by storm, garnering five-star reviews across the board. Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, the show is now in its seventh year in London where it continues to delight audiences of all ages and has been seen by more than 9 million people.
The musical follows Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning but is suppressed by her TV-obsessed parents who pay her little attention. As she grows up, she begins to resist the challenges and obstacles presented to her, learning that sometimes you have to be a "little bit naughty" to get through life.
As she begins to master living with her family, her world is thrown into disarray as she starts a new school under the tyrannous grip of Headteacher Miss Trunchbull. Seeking solace in the library in a world of her imagination and creation, Matilda forms strong bonds with adults such as librarian Mrs. Phelps and her class teacher Miss Honey. Together, they give her the confidence to embrace her special gift and individuality which is needed to reclaim her life.
Featuring a smart and witty original score by Olivier Award winner Tim Minchin, alongside an exciting book by Tony Award® -winning playwright Dennis Kelly, and ingenious staging by Tony Award® winning director Matthew Warchus and Tony Award® winning choreographer Peter Darling, the musical adaptation is one of the most successful British musicals of modern times.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with orchestrations, additional music, and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
The Royal Shakespeare Company production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented in Hong Kong by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and GWB Entertainment.
Photos: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions