Musical smash hit Matilda is coming to Wales Millennium Centre this Christmas

Matilda the Musical has taken the world by storm and thanks to an incredible score by the anarchic Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin, the show continues to captivate audiences young and old. Get your tickets now to see the global smash hit at Wales Millennium Centre, 4th December 2018 – 12th January 2019.

Roald Dahl’s legacy is in safe hands with this magical staging of Matilda, which tells the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of wicked parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and creates her own stories from. Things are no better at school, where Matilda must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: ‘Bambinatum est Magitum,’ or ‘Children are Maggots.’ She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers.

Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Winner of 85 major international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 6.5 million people worldwide. Having swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, with a record-breaking seven awards, and winning four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway, Matilda The Musical has now played in 51 cities worldwide and continues to delight audiences in London, Australia and on tour around North America.

The production will be accompanied by a new education programme to engage young people, inspired by Matilda The Musical. From a travelling library of stories led by Mrs Phelps, to whole school takeovers of Matilda, the RSC aims to reach over 15,000 children, in collaboration with touring theatre partners.

This is the ideal show for Christmas, an inspirational story kids of all ages will love and it’s guaranteed to be a sell out so get your tickets early.

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 4th December 2018 til Saturday 12th January 2019
029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk.