Matilda The Musical set for UK and Ireland tour!


Matilda The Musical which its currently showing in London’s West End is going on a UK and Ireland tour next year.

The multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will embark on a 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 will open at Leicester Curve from the 5th March 2018.

Dennis Kelly, (book) said: “It’s been a long time coming but I’m delighted that we get to take Matilda around the UK and to Ireland.

“We have some fantastic theatres in this country and in Ireland, supported by smart, engaged audiences and we can’t wait to bring this crazy, messy, anarchic explosion of a show to them.”

Tim Minchin (music and lyrics) said: “I – like millions of others – feel like Dahl is in my blood, because I grew up with his books. So to have contributed to a piece of work that brings one of his most famous stories to life is one of my life’s great joys.

“I’m utterly thrilled that audiences in cities all across the UK and Ireland will now share and be part of Matilda’s story.”

Full dates so far:


  • March 5-24 – Curve, Leicester
  • April 4-28 – Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
  • May 8-June 2 – Empire, Sunderland
  • June 5-30 – Milton Keynes Theatre
  • July 3-September 8 – Hippodrome, Birmingham
  • September 18-November 24 – Manchester Palace
  • December 4-January 12 – Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tickets for Leicester, Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Cardiff will go on sale to the public on 26 April following a priority booking period between 19 and 25 April. Tickets for Birmingham go on sale on 9 May, after a priority booking from 25 April to 8 May. Further dates and venues are to be announced in due course. The West End production continues at the Cambridge Theatre, currently booking until 17 December 2017.

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.

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