The first ever UK tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi award-winning musical.

Matilda is an extraordinary child, but her parents think she’s a nuisance. When they’re not glued to the television set, her mum practises ballroom dancing and her dad gloats about his latest dodgy business deal. Life at school isn’t much better for Matilda either. Then, one day, she discovers that she’s got very special powers and decides it's high time the grown-ups were taught a much-needed lesson...

Adapted from one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved books, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) stage-musical version of Matilda - complete with music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin - has been delighting West End audiences for six years.

A staggering 6.5 million people worldwide have so far seen productions of the critically acclaimed show, which has visited more than 50 cities and bagged an impressive 85 international awards, including 16 for best musical.

“We’re thrilled that our home-grown miracle has grown into a bit of a global phenomenon,” says RSC Executive Director Catherine Mallyon. “It’s fantastic that we can now share Matilda with audiences around the UK and in Ireland. In collaboration with our UK touring partners, we will also deliver a programme of groundbreaking interactive education projects, to enable young people around the country to emulate Matilda, sharing the extraordinary power of storytelling and the boundless creativity of their imaginations.”

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