How long has Matilda the Musical been running?

How long has Matilda the Musical been running?

The show first premiered at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before opening at London’s Cambridge Theatre in the West End in 2011. In its first year, the show won a record-breaking (at the time) seven Olivier Awards – still the record number of Oliviers won by a musical.

Where was Matilda first performed?

December 9, 2010Matilda the Musical / First performance

Who played miss trunchbull in Matilda the Musical?

You might have to see it to believe it. Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull in ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ coming soon to Netflix.

Who wrote the Matilda musical?

Dennis KellyMatilda the Musical / PlaywrightDennis Kelly is a British scriptwriter for theatre, television and film.
His play DNA, first performed in 2007, became a core set-text for GCSE in 2010 and has been studied by approximately 400,000 students each year. Wikipedia

Who is the longest running Matilda?

The longest running Matildas are currently Lara Wollington and Abbie Vena.

  • Zaris-Angel Hator is the oldest Matilda ever to have played the role at thirteen years of age.
  • Matilda delivers over 2,500 words in the show.
  • Matilda commands the stage for around 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Who is the best Matilda on West End?

All Our Matildas

  • 1-Kerry Ingram (Stratford-upon-Avon and London)
  • 2-Adrianna Bertola (Stratford-upon-Avon)
  • 3-Josie Griffiths (Stratford-upon-Avon)
  • 4-Eleanor Worthington-Cox (London)
  • 5-Sophia Kiely (London)
  • 6-Cleo Demetriou (London)
  • 7-Hayley Canham (London)
  • 8-Isobelle Molloy (London)

When did Matilda open?

The West End premiere of Matilda the Musical was on 25 Oct. 2011 at the Cambridge Theatre, where Matilda continues to run today. After a month of previews, the official opening night came on 24 Nov. 2011, and the show is in its tenth year of London performances.

What is Matilda all about?

This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.Matilda / Film synopsis

Why is Miss Trunchbull played by a man?

Like many Roald Dahl villains, the sadistic schoolteacher Miss Trunchbull has a pretty exaggerated appearance. She’s meant to be big, intimidating, and implicitly masculine —in fact, Miss Trunchbull is played by a man in the Matilda stage musical, reflecting the British tradition of pantomime dames.

How old is Mara Wilson?

35 years (July 24, 1987)Mara Wilson / Age

Whats the difference between Matilda and Matilda Jr?

In the full musical version, Matilda luckily has a teacher and librarian on her side. As of now, the JR. version only has the former on hand: Miss Honey, who’s as afraid of Miss Trunchbull, the horrid headmistress of Crunchem (!) Hall, as are the students.

How old is Matilda in the book?

Matilda Wormwood is only five years old, but she is a genius. Unfortunately, her parents are too stupid to even notice.

How old was Matilda in the movie?


Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood; a young, savvy, well-mannered, intelligent 6-year-old girl whose powers can make anything possible.

Is Matilda adopted?

Her parents do not recognize her great intelligence and show little interest in her, particularly her father, a secondhand car dealer who verbally abuses her. She then gets adopted by Miss Honey, who has taught her at her school, who is very nice to her and does notice her intelligence.

Who is the best Matilda?

How long is Matilda in London?

The show is quite long (2h35 including a 20 minute interval), quite loud in parts and can be quite scary. Children need to occupy their own seats at all times throughout the performance. Children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms) will not be admitted in to the auditorium.

Is Matilda a real story?

Dahl published Mathilda in 1988, a few years before his death, after a couple of years of writing and based many of the events and characters on personages from his actual life. For instance, Mr Wormwood is based on a real person that Dahl encountered from his home village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire.

What is the moral of the story Matilda?

Matilda is a show to give you the strength to stand up for yourself, no matter what sort of abuse you are under. She goes through an ordeal of verbal abuse at home and heads to a world of verbal and physical abuse in school.

What was Miss Honey’s secret?

Honey invites Matilda to tea and reveals a secret: her mother died when she was two, and her father Magnus invited his wife’s stepsister, Trunchbull, to live with them and look after her, but Trunchbull abused her.

What happened to Miss Honey’s dad in Matilda?

Death. Magnus died a short time after the terrible Trunchbull moved in. The police came to the conclusion that he might have killed himself because they had no evidence that anything else could have happened. The novel written by Roald Dahl does not give any more information about how he died.

How old is Suzie Wilson?

42 years (1953–1996)Suzie Wilson / Age at death

How old is Lisa Jakub?

43 years (December 27, 1978)Lisa Jakub / Age

Who is lavender in Matilda?

Kiami Davael
Kiami Davael is an actress, model, singer, songwriter & screenwriter.

Where does Matilda take place?

Matilda takes place in an English village, and more specifically, at Matilda’s home, school, and briefly, at Miss Honey’s cottage in the country. In the village, there is one school for children ages five to almost twelve years old, a public library, a grocery store, a butcher, and a bank.

Is Matilda a true story?

How did the story of Matilda come about? Dahl published Mathilda in 1988, a few years before his death, after a couple of years of writing and based many of the events and characters on personages from his actual life.

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