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Roald Dahl Source Material
(Based on novel)
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Dennis Kelly Bookwriter
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Tim Minchin Composer
Simon Baker Sound Designer
Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director with an impressive career in both film and television. Born on July 30, 1969, in Launceston, Tasmania, Baker began his career as a teenage actor in Australian television shows such as E Street and Home and Away. In 1997, Baker moved to the United States to pursue his acting career and quickly landed roles in television shows such as The Guardian and The Mentalist. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, which aired from 2008 to 2015. Baker has also had success in film, appearing in movies such ... read more
Will Burton CDG Casting
Roald Dahl Author
Peter Darling Choreographer
Peter Darling is an award-winning choreographer. His work for theatre in the UK includes Groundhog Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End), Billy Elliott (West End), Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar Warehouse), Candide and Oh! What a Lovely War (National Theatre), Sunset Boulevard (Really Useful Group), The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Edward II, The Country Wife, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night, all for Michael Grandage. He choreographed Matilda The Musical, Our House and The Lord of the Rings for Matthew Warchus. His film work includes Billy Elliott and The Phantom of the Opera. ... read more
Rob Howell Set and Costume Designer
Rob Howell has designed sets and costumes extensively in the theatre and opera in the UK and abroad including at The Royal Court, The Donmar Warehouse, The Old Vic, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Opera House and The Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway. He has received numerous Olivier and Tony nominations, including a current Olivier nomination for The Ferryman, and was awarded Oliviers for Best Set Designer in the years 2000, 2006 and 2012 and a Tony for Best Set Designer in 2013. ... read more
Paul Kieve Illusions
Broadway: Ghost The Musical (Drama Desk Award – the first illusionist to win in its 57 year history), Matilda The Musical, The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), Pippin, An Act of God, Finding Neverland, Side Show, The Woman In White, Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth (Armory), The Phantom of the Opera (US tour). West End: Groundhog Day, The Lord of the Rings, Our House, The Invisible Man, The Witches. Film: Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hugo. Consultant to magicians including David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and David Blaine, and on the live shows of Kate Bush and Catherine Tate. He was awarded ... read more
Tim Lutkin Associate Lighting Designer
West End credits include: Fiddler On The Roof (Playhouse Theatre); Chimerica (Harold Pinter Theatre); Elf – The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Quiz (Noël Coward Theatre); The Girls – A Musical Comedy (Phoenix Theatre); The Go-Between - Staring Michael Crawford (Apollo Theatre); Close To You - Bacharach Reimagined (Criterion Theatre); Impossible (Noël Coward Theatre); Strangers On A Train (Gielgud Theatre); The Full Monty (Noël Coward Theatre & National Tours); Alan Cumming - I Bought A Blue Car Today (Vaudeville Theatre) and Megan Mullally & Supreme Music Program (Vaudeville Theatre) RSC credits include: Timon of Athens, The Rover, Candide (Swan Theatre) and All’s Well ... read more
Tim Minchin Music and Lyrics
Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2009, he was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a book by Dennis Kelly, the musical opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010. Matilda the Musical went on to become one of the most critically and popularly successful musicals of the last 20 years, winning more than 85 international awards, 16 for Best Musical, including a record seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. It continues to run ... read more
Jeanie O'Hare Commissioning Dramaturg
Joseph Pitcher Associate Director
Luke Sheppard Associate Director
Hugh Vanstone Lighting Designer
Hugh has designed the lighting for more than 160 productions and worked for most of the UK's national companies and extensively on Broadway. He has received three Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Designer: in 2004 for Pacific Overtures (Donmar); in 2000 for The Graduate (West End) and The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre); and in 1998 for The Unexpected Man (RSC) and The Blue Room (Donmar). In New York he received TONY® award nominations for Mary Stuart and Spamalot. His most recent work includes: Ghost the Musical (West End); The Wizard of Oz (West End); Matilda (RSC); Deathtrap (West End); La Bête ... read more
Lotte Wakeham Associate Director
Matthew Warchus Developer/Director
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