26 Feb 2014

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced today that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015.

On the confirmation of the Australian Production, Tim Minchin said, “Working on Matilda has been one of the greatest thrills of my life, and I’ve been aching to let her loose on audiences at home. Most of us grew up reading Dahl – the Australian sense of humour gels so well with his dark, iconoclastic tone. The last time a musical I helped write opened in Sydney, the actors almost outnumbered the audience, the theatre leaked, and my drummer was a bass player. If Matilda’s arrival is half as fun as that was, it’ll be a hoot.”

This show opening will be the first time the Royal Shakespeare Company has been in Australia since the touring production of Rape of Lucrece played at the Sydney Festival and in Melbourne last year.

The Australian premiere of Matilda The Musical is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Destination New South Wales.