Matilda The Musical is coming to Birmingham

Matilda The Musical is coming to Birmingham
Local, National News
Posted on 11 Apr 2017

Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces that its multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will embark on its first ever UK and Ireland tour in 2018-2019.


Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the RSC’s touring production of Matilda The Musical lands at Birmingham Hippodrome from 3 July – 8 September 2018.

The production will be accompanied in each location by a new education programme to engage young people, inspired by Matilda The Musical.  From a travelling library of stories led by Mrs Phelps, to whole school takeovers of Matilda, the RSC aims to reach over 15,000 children, in collaboration with touring theatre partners. Further details to be announced.


Catherine Mallyon, RSC Executive Director said: We are thrilled our home-grown miracle, which started life after a seven year gestation in Stratford-upon-Avon, has grown into a bit of a global phenomenon. Following Matilda’s successful run on Broadway, our current tours around North America, Australia and New Zealand, and continuing into our sixth year at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End, it is fantastic that we can share Matilda with audiences around the UK and in Ireland. In collaboration with our UK touring partners we will also deliver a programme of ground-breaking interactive education projects to enable young people around the country to emulate Matilda, sharing the extraordinary power of story-telling and the boundless creativity of their imaginations.”

Now in its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda The Musical is the longest running production at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses.


With book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews. 


Matilda The Musical shows at Birmingham Hippodrome from 3 July – 8 September 2018.

Tickets for Birmingham go on sale on 9 May, after a priority booking from 25 April to 8 May.

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