Matilda at Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 7th May until Saturday 8th June 2019Posted on: 18 Apr 2019
Smash-hit musical Matilda will finally make its hugely anticipated Bristol premiere when it lands at Bristol Hippodrome for an extended run from Tuesday 7th May until Saturday 8th June 2019.
Based on the much-loved classic book by Roald Dahl, this multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company has been garnering high praise, fantastic word of mouth, and hitting critical and commercial stratospheric heights since it was first performed in 2010.
Dahl's book has been adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with original songs by popular comedian, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin. It tells the story of Matilda, who lives with her dreadful parents and tries to avoid daily, outlandish punishments at school by the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull. But her friendship with teacher Miss Honey makes her realise her love of books, intellectual potential and vivid imagination (plus some neat telekenetic powers) means she can shape her own destiny.
Since it began, Matilda has won more than 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, and its run in the city means you can see what all the fuss is about and revel in the magic, enchantment and dazzling brilliance of a production the Sunday Times hailed as "easily the standout musical of the decade".
In-keeping with Dahl's often devilishly dark and twisted sense of humour, the show is suitable for kids aged 6 years and older and no under 3s will be admitted as it contains loud noises and scenes which might be unsuitable for very young children.
Ticket prices range from £15 to £77.50. To book, along with a rundown of full evening and matinee performance times, head here.
Bristol Hippodrome is located at St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ. Tel. 0117 302 3310
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