After a long wait Bunbury Catholic College and Our Lady of Mercy College are delighted to return to BREC to present Matilda, Roald Dahl’s much loved story of the extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and extraordinary powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognise but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.
Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs this is one unforgettable journey. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. A truly inspirational story to take us all into 2021.
Book Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Orchestrations and Additional Music Chris Nightingale
Matilda was first commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 9 November 2010. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End of London on 25 October 2011 and received its US premiere at the Shubert Theatre, Broadway, USA on 4 March 2013.
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