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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book: Dennis Kelly Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys With its origins as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2010 festive show, nine years down the line, Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda has been seen by over eight million people around the globe. Winning awards and smashing box office records wherever ...

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Matilda The Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Dennis Kelley (based on the book by Roald Dahl) Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Joan Phillips Enter the dark imagination of Roald Dahl in the story of Matilda, a young girl, unwanted and overlooked by her parents. Seen from the point of view of the young girl, in Dahl’s imaginary world the children are wiser ...

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Matilda: The Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: Dennis Kelly Music/Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director Matthew Warchus The success of Matilda: The Musical, like its titular hero, should not be underestimated. Having premiered eight years ago at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s touching tale of an unlikely friendship champions the underdog despite the harshest of ...

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Matilda the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Author: Roald Dahl Book: Dennis Kelly Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin Director: Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Maggie Constable The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical has arrived in Milton Keynes this week, it has been long anticipated and will play for almost a month. Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel is a well known and much loved one which has been given that special treatment by ...

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INTERVIEW: Alex Gaumond goes Into The Woods

Portrait of musical theatre actor Alex Gaumond

Alex Gaumond has become one of musical theatre’s most popular leading men with rôles in Queen’s We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde and Matilda. He is currently swapping the bright lights of the glittering West End for the a stint in the ever-raining surrounds of Manchester in a brand new in-the-round revival of Sondheim's Into the Woods. John Roberts went ...

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Our Teacher’s a Troll – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dennis Kelly Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Luke Walker Something akin to a spaceship lands outside The Lowry. New writing specialists Paines Plough's Roundabout pop-up theatre is on the road throughout 2015 showcasing pared down, story-driven new writing at its very best. And it is wonderful to see this piece of children's theatre is not the poor relation. Fresh from ...

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NEWS: Alex Gaumond joins UK cast of Matilda

Olivier Award nominated musical theatre actor and West End favourite Alex Gaumond will join the UK cast of Matilda from the 3rd September. Gaumond will don the trenchcoat as the menacing Miss Trunchbull the teaching nemesis of young Matilda Wormwood. Gaumond’s previous theatre credits include Top Hat The Musical (Aldywch Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ljubljana, Slovenia), We Will Rock You ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Emma Williams

The Olivier-award nominee andLove StoryandChitty Chitty Bang Bangactress is set to appear in a one-off concert of great musical theatre songs on 19 July,Momentous Musicals. Lucy Thackray caught up with her to talk exciting workshops, dream rôles and an unconventional start in theatre... You’re in a show calledMomentous Musicalsat the New Wimbledon Theatre next week – are you excited? Yes, ...

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