NEWS: New Video Released of Cast of Matilda the Musical Performing ‘When I Grow Up’

The video features some of the current young members of the London production of the musical alongside Gina Beck (Miss Honey).

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda the Musical has released a video of some of the young cast members performing ‘When I Grow Up’ from their homes during lockdown.

Matilda the Musical has won numerous awards including 24 for Best Musical and is the Cambridge Theatre’s longest running production.

Based on Roald Dahl’s book, Matilda the Musical was written for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The creative team also includes: designs by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Bursting with revolting fun and naughtiness, it tells the story of Matilda, the strong, determined heroine, who stands up to her bullies. This brave bookworm outwits her ghastly parents The Wormwoods and horrible headteacher Miss Trunchbull using her vivid imagination, intelligence and magical powers. Dahl’s themes of rebellion, bravery, protest and standing up for what you believe in are more relevant in 2020 than ever before.

The musical originally premiered at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon home in 2010, before transferring to the West End in 2011. It won a record-breaking seven Olivier awards, as well as four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway. It has since toured to Australia, New Zealand and China and played its first non-English language production in Seoul, South Korea in 2018/19.

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