Character

In writing Matilda The Musical Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin created new characters, stories and songs into Roald Dahl’s story of Matilda. On this page the films give insights into how the musical was created, shows how the storylines differ between the novel and musical and Dennis, Tim and Lauren, the original Miss Honey, talk about how they brought these characters to life for the stage.

The teacher resource pack gives activities to start students off on the script writing journey and students have a chance to start creating characters for their scripts and songs by taking a spin on the character generator.

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Believable Characters

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