“Matilda the Musical” opens this June at Istana Budaya
If you enjoyed reading Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” and watching the 1996 movie adaptation, you’re going to want to experience at least once the joy of watching it in musical form as well!
“Matilda the Musical”, telling the timeless story of a small girl’s determination to challenge those above her for the greater good, will be making its debut in Malaysia this June.
Here are the details for “Matilda the Musical” in Kuala Lumpur:
Date: From 2 June 2020
Time: Tuesday to Friday: 8:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm and 8:30pm
Sunday: 2:00pm and 8:30pm
Venue: Istana Budaya
Tickets are priced at RM200 each, excluding online processing fee. Bookings can be made at Matilda-KL.com.
The multi award-winning “Matilda The Musical” is dubbed by UK’s Sunday Times as “the standout musical of the decade”.
The musical follows a little girl named Matilda, who loves reading and learning but is suppressed by her TV-obsessed parents who pay her little attention.
Kuala Lumpur is the fourth stop in the London West End musical’s Asian tour, after Singapore, China and Bangkok. It comes direct from seasons in Johannesburg and Cape Town, as part of an international tour.
The musical adaptation is one of the most successful British musicals of modern times, featuring a smart and witty original score by Olivier Award winner Tim Minchin, alongside an exciting book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, and ingenious staging by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus and Tony Award-winning choreographer Peter Darling.
Tony Award-winning Rob Howell handles the sets and costumes, while Christopher Nightingale provides orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision, along with lighting by Tony Award-winning Hugh Vanstone and sound by Simon Baker.
“Matilda the Musical” has won 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical.
“Matilda The Musical”, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England for 12 weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. After transferring to the West End later that year, it swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards and set a new record with its seven wins, including making history with its collective Best Actress in a Musical accolade for the four young actresses who originated and shared the title role.
The New York production of “Matilda The Musical”, which opened in 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews, nabbed five Tony Awards wins and was also named #1 Show of the Year by TIME Magazine.
(Photo source: Matilda The Musical International Tour)