Curve have announced that it will be opening the UK and Ireland tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical, from Mon 5 – Sat 24 Mar 2018 with tickets on sale to the public on Wed 26 Apr, following a priority booking period for Curve Members and groups from Wed 19 – Tue 25 Apr.
Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the RSC’s touring production of Matilda The Musical will open at Curve before setting off on a UK tour and the production will be accompanied in each location by a new education programme to engage young people, inspired by Matilda The Musical.
In a joint statement, Curve Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “There has never been a better time to celebrate Matilda The Musical‘s message of the power of literature, knowledge and education. We are thrilled to be working with the RSC on their award-winning, great British musical and launching the first UK and Ireland tour from our home in Leicester. Musicals sit at the heart of our repertoire and we couldn’t be more proud to be opening one of the most successful and brilliant new musicals of recent years. We look forward to welcoming this extraordinary team to Curve.”
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.
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.”
For tickets visit www.curveonline.co.uk or call the box office on 0116 242 3595