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The production has released today this exclusive footage taken in the rehearsal room – one week before the show returns to the city. The musical will also commemorate the original novel’s author, Roald Dahl, and his work, in a special event scheduled next week. Some of the cast will also gather next weekend in Trafalgar Square, to participate in the much awaited West End Live 2021.
And when I grow up, I will have treats every day. Well, that moment has clearly come (at least for the audience), since they are in for one new thrill only a week before the return of this show. To celebrate such a incredible moment, the production has released today this video taken in the rehearsal room – featuring the whole cast singing the musical’s iconic tune When I Grow Up. But there’s still more icing on the cake, as two other special events are scheduled for this month!
Next September 13th, in commemoration of Roald Dahl Storu Day, actor Landi Oshinowo (currently playing the role of the unlikeable Mrs. Phelps), will read a excerpt from Dahl’s original novel (upon which the show is based), which will be available to watch from Monday on the Puffin Books YouTube Channel. And top it all, both Matilda and general musical theatre fans are summoned next weekend in Trafalgar Square – to enjoy a live performance from some of the cast as part of West End LIVE 2021, which will take place on September 18th and 19th.
Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, Matilda tells the family-friendly tale of a young girl with a vivid imagination. Ten years since its world premiere and still running, the production has welcomed almost 4 million viewers in London alone – apart from playing also on Broadway and accross North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, South Africa and China. The show had its first non-English language production in Seoul, South Korea in 2018/19 and will have it second at the Oude Luxor Theater Rotterdam, which will be in Dutch.
Matilda will resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre on September 16th. Tickets are available on the following link.