Articles on ‘Matilda The Musical’

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

Chatting with Elise McCann about her upcoming show, Dahlesque!

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesque, a concert featuring music from the various adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, will be making its world premiere at the festival. Very fittingly, it will star the incredibly… Read more.


2016 Green Room Award winners announced

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

The Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s only peer-assesssed performing arts industry awards, were presented at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this evening. Hosted by Patron Julia Zemiro, it featured performances by Otto and Astrid of Die Roten Punkte, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble and Yumi Umiumare. Celebrating the outstanding work presented in Melbourne during 2016, the 34th Annual Green Room Awards… Read more.


Matilda the Musical is heading to Adelaide!

When I Grow Up: Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

Adelaide, you’re in luck. Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award nominations, which the production dominated with a record of thirteen, it has been announced that Matilda the Musical will play Adelaide from May 20, 2017, following its seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. This will be a strictly limited eight week season.   This… Read more.


Lucy Maunder joins Matilda cast as new Miss Honey, Brisbane

Lucy Maunder will join the Matilda company as Miss Honey. Image by Jim Lee 2016

Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company of Matilda The Musical as Miss Honey when the show tours to Brisbane and Perth from November this year. Maunder is currently starring as Heather Chandler in Heathers at Arts Centre Melbourne and has appeared in leading roles in more than 10 major musicals during her varied and successful career…. Read more.


Confirmed: Matilda The Musical will tour to Brisbane and Perth

Australian cast of Matilda The Musical. Image by James Morgan

The biggest smash-hit musical to hit Australian shores in recent years is preparing to premiere in Melbourne this week at the Princess Theatre after more than 30 weeks playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Coinciding with the excitement of the opening week in Melbourne, Matilda’s  producers have given fans even more to celebrate. It was confirmed… Read more.



A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

A discussion of arts accessibility in theatre

Following the release of a distressing story in the Sydney Morning Herald (read here for a full run-down of facts and statements from both parties) last month claiming that a young girl with a disability and her mother were asked to leave a performance of Matilda at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, I’m pretty annoyed that any… Read more.


Matilda casts new Maggots for Melbourne!

The Melbourne Matildas: Dusty Bursill, Tianna Mirra, Allanah Parfett & Ingrid Torelli. Photo by Jim Lee

Full casting for the Melbourne run of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical was announced at 11am today, with the young actresses sharing the title role meeting the public and press for the first time at a special live event at The Victorian State Library. In alphabetical order, the four young miracles set to star as Matilda… 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.


Matilda the Musical will open in Melbourne March 2016

Eleanor Worthington Cox as Matilda and Melanie La Barrie as Mrs Phelps in Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

It’s a miracle! Today the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michel Coppel and Michael Watt announced that Matilda the Musical will move down to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016.    The show is currently running in Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, where it opened to instant and affectionate audience acclaim. Our Sydney review calls the show… Read more.


Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: Andrew Cook sings “Lonely Boy”

Andrew Cook.

Andrew Cook has been having something of a moment. From understudying major parts in King Kong and Moonshadow to landing a featured role in Strictly Ballroom and blowing audiences away in his performances as a finalist at last year’s Rob Guest Endowment concert, he’s now appearing in the critically adored Matilda the Musical in Sydney. Cook lives within the song, building a… Read more.


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