Articles on ‘Matilda’

Honey Handover: Maunder takes over from McCann in Matilda

Lucy Maunder, Miss Honey. Photo by Jim Lee

Just weeks ago, Lucy Maunder began work on her most challenging role yet: balancing life as a new mother to her 8 week old daughter and commencing her contract for Matilda the Musical. Last night, Maunder stepped onto the Matilda stage for the first time in the principal role of Miss Honey, marking the start of the ‘Honey Handover’… Read more.


Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

Tim Minchin

Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.


This Week in Musical Theatre – 31 October 2015

Caroline O'Connor in Anything Goes. Image by Belinda Strodder

Our ‘This week in Musical Theatre‘ column is back after a short hiatus and there is a lot going on this week. THIS WEEK: Anything Goes has their final show at the Sydney Opera house tonight, concluding the national tour. The production was received well both publicly and critically, taking home 3 Helpmanns this year.  AussieTheatre would… Read more.


Tim Minchin’s Matilda The Musical celebrates 100 shows in Sydney

Tim Minchin. Image by Clare Hawley.

The cast and crew of Matilda The Musical celebrated a special milestone this week as they performed their 100th show in Australia. Matilda The Musical is the brain child of Aussie singer, composer and performer Tim Minchin and is already enjoying successful seasons in London and New York. The Australian production opened on Thursday 20 August at Sydney’s Lyric… Read more.


Major Musicals Update: 2015 and beyond

Kerrie Anne Greenland. Image by Matt Murphy.

Music Theatre in Australia is thriving! From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. Keeping track of all that’s happening can be hard, so we’ve put it all down in one place for you! Take a look at what is in… Read more.



Australian Musicals Update 2014 – 2015 and beyond

Australian Musicals Update 2014 – 2015 and beyond

Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here Music Theatre is thriving in Australia at the moment. From the major commercial productions to independent and boutique seasons, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the music theatre industry. We take a look at what is in… Read more.


Major Musicals update: 2013, 2014 and beyond

Lucy Maunder and the Australian Cast of Grease. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here With the 2012 – 2013 musical theatre season now largely behind us, and with the majority of shows announced for 2014, here is AussieTheatre’s guide to the shows that will close out 2013, the major productions for 2014 and… Read more.


Minchin confirms Matilda for Melbourne?

Tim Minchin.

After over two years of speculation and overwhelming popular demand by Australian audiences, finally it can be confirmed that Tim Minchin’s critically acclaimed Matilda the musical is expected to make its Australian debut in Melbourne, in September, 2015. A little under five years since the show’s world premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre… Read more.


2012 Olivier Award Nominations Announced – Matilda Dominates

The nominations for the Olivier Awards (the West End’s premiere theatre awards), were announced yesterday in the UK with Matilda the Musical the clear stand out. Matilda, with music and lyrics by WAAPA graduate and Australian comedian Tim Minchin, achieved a perfect 10 nominations, one for each category in which it was eligible. Based on the much loved children’s book by… Read more.


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