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MATILDA THE MUSICAL to End Its Sydney Run on a High Note Next Month

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is set to end the year on a high, having topped Ben Netuze's Top 12 for the Sydney Stage list, published on Monday by Crikey Media's Daily Review.

Released Monday were the nominees for the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards, for which MATILDA is nominated in five categories, with a Special Achievement Award announced for the four young actresses who rotate the role of Matilda.

MATILDA also features in the ArtsHub list of the year's best productions, which were announced yesterday with regular Sydney reviewer Lynne Lancaster and ArtsHub journalist and visual arts writer Gina Fairley both nominating the show for their list of the year's best productions.

It was also announced on Monday that MATILDA THE MUSICAL was Ticketmaster's #1 Australian theatrical event as chosen by ticket buyers for 2015 and follows news that over 40 percent of tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL have been sold to people from outside Sydney, with visitors flocking from interstate and overseas to see the show.

Now in the last weeks of its Sydney season, don't miss the show that Time Out Sydney called "a freaking masterpiece."

The winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is currently enjoying a highly successful season in Sydney with final tickets on sale for performances through to 28 February 2016 and will make its Melbourne Premiere at Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016, with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster for performances through to 22 May 2016.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL plays its final performance at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on February 28, 2016. Book at Ticketmaster 1300 795 267 www.ticketmaster.com.au. Groups 20+ call 02 8240 2290 or email groups@ticketmaster.com.au. Visit in person at the Lyric Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets: $50-$150*.
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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 armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Having proven an enormous success in London's West End and on Broadway, where productions continue to play to packed houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike, MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened to unqualified rave reviews in Sydney earlier this year.

The full Original Australian Adult Cast will transfer for the Melbourne season, including the principals (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull). They are again joined by Stephen Anderson, Reece Budin, Rachel Cole, Andrew Cook, Danielle Cook, Eli Cooper, Cristina D'Agostino, Glenn Hill, Travis Khan, Nadia Komazec, Zoe Komazec, Leah Lim, Mitchell Mahony, Cle Morgan, Daniel Raso and Clay Roberts.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.

The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Tony Award winner Peter Darling (Billy Elliot), orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London's West End on Tuesday 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews.

The New York production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL opened on 11 April 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and was celebrated on 10 "Top Ten" lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL's award-wining success includes sweeping the board at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards in London with a record-breaking seven awards, and winning four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway in 2013.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.

Photo Credit: James Morgan




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