Matilda comes to Edinburgh Playhouse!
Eight years after it debuted and whilst it still enjoys an ongoing west end run at the Cambridge Theatre, Matilda the musical that redefined the genre is heading out on the road, and today announced a new batch of dates for 2019.
Lucky for us that thanks to those wonderful playhouse peeps, the Scottish Premier of the show will be held in the capital in the spring of 2019! 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 Stratford-upon-Avon home in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews. The New York production of Matilda The Musical opened in April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and was celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year.
Matilda The Musical has now been seen by more than 7.7 million people worldwide, having played in over 60 cities with more than 5500 performances in the West End, on Broadway, across North America and in Australia and New Zealand and now Scotland gets its chance to experience the most charming of musicals.
Matilda The Musical swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, with a record-breaking seven awards, and won four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is truly reclaiming its crown as the home of the west end shows and the announcement of Matilda The Musical is huge boost not only for audiences from across Scotland but also the local economy which will benefit from this blockbuster announcement! Lets all hope we all don’t grow up to much before the shows arrival at the Greenside venue!
Royal Shakespeare Company Presents” Matilda” , Edinburgh Playhouse, 2nd – 27th April 2019. Tickets Go Sale from 19th March 2018. (Ticket Link will be updated when available)
Photography by Credit to Manuel Harlan