Le musical s'inspire du livre pour enfants "Matilda" de Roald Dahl.
The Royal Shakespeare Company announced in September 2009 that it was to stage a musical version of the novel Matilda, naming the writer Dennis Kelly as playwright, with direction by Matthew Warchus, orchestrations and music supervision by Chris Nightingale, Set design by Rob Howell and illusions and special effects by Paul Kieve.
The musical opened at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on December 9, 2010, following previews from November 9.
The choreographer is Peter Darling, with Paul Kaye as Matilda’s father, Mr. Wormwood; 3 young actresses alternate as Matilda: Adrianna Bertola (age 11), Josie Griffiths (age 10) and Kerry Ingram (age 11).
The show ended its run on January 30, 2011.
It was announced in May 2011 that the musical would receive its West End debut at the Cambridge Theatre. The show was originally scheduled to begin performances on the 18th of October however due to structural and instillation work at the theater start of performances was delayed until 25 October 2011 subsequently pushing back opening night from 22 November until 24 November.
In October 2011, it won best musical production and best actor (Bertie Carvel) in the Theatre Awards UK.
Miracle - The Company
Naughty - Matilda
School Song - Children and Company
Pathetic - Miss Honey
The Hammer - Miss Trunchbull
The Chokey Chant - The Company
Loud - Mrs Wormwood, Rudolpho
This Little Girl - Miss Honey
Bruce - Children
When I Grow Up - Children, Miss Honey, Matilda
I'm Here - Escapologist, Matilda
The Smell of Rebellion - Miss Trunchbull and Children
Quiet - Matilda
My House - Miss Honey
Revolting Children - Children
When I Grow Up (Reprise) - Children and Company
Aucun dossier informatif complémentaire concernant Matilda The Musical
Matilda (2010-12-Courtyard Theatre-Stratford Upon Avon)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Courtyard Theatre (Stratford-Upon-Avon - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : mardi 09 novembre 2010Première : jeudi 09 décembre 2010Dernière : dimanche 30 janvier 2011Mise en scène : Matthew Warchus • Chorégraphie : Peter Darling • Producteur :
Matilda (2011-11-Cambridge Theatre-Londres)Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Cambridge Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 9 ans 4 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : mardi 25 octobre 2011Première : jeudi 24 novembre 2011Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au dim. 20 décembre 2020Mise en scène : Matthew Warchus • Chorégraphie : Peter Darling • Producteur : Avec : Cleo Demetriou/Kerry Ingram/Sophia Kiely (Matilda), Josie Walker (Mrs Wormwood), Paul Kaye (Mr Wormwood), Gary Watson (Rudolpho), Bertie Carvel (Miss Trunchbull), Lauren Ward (Miss Honey), Peter Howe, Melanie La Barrie, Matthew Malthouse, Emily Shaw, Verity Bentham, Alistair Parker.Commentaires : Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, the musical opened at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on December 9th 2010 (previews from November 9th) and ran until the end of January. The production was re-staged in the West End on November 24th (previews from October 25th) with all the principal cast returning from the Stratford cast, plus three separate teams of nine children, “Matilda” opened to widespread critical acclaim, fast becoming one of the most successful British musicals in modem history. The show won seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, at the 2012 ceremony - the most awards ever won by a single show. Cast replacements in April 2012 included Steve Furst (Mr Wormwood) and Hayley Flaherty (Miss Honey) and later replacements planned for the summer were announced as David Leonard (Miss Trunchbull) and Annette McLaughlin (Mrs Wormwood). It was also announced that a Broadway production is scheduled to open in March 2013.Presse : Utterly exhilarating – Matilda explodes onto the stage’ (The Independant)
‘Gleefully nasty. An evening of unadulterated bliss’ (The Guardian)
‘Hilarious, moving and magical – a glorious production’ (Daily Telegraph)
‘The quest for a great new musical is over’ (Evening Standard)
‘Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun – I can’t wait to see it again’ (Time Out)
‘An absolute cracker, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve – fantastic.’ (Daily Express)
‘Giddily enjoyable – roars of approval shake the theatre.’ (Sunday Express)
Matilda (2013-04-Shubert Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 3 ans 8 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : lundi 04 mars 2013Première : jeudi 11 avril 2013Dernière : dimanche 01 janvier 2017Mise en scène : Matthew Warchus • Chorégraphie : Peter Darling • Producteur : Avec : Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro (aAlternate the role of Matila), Bertie Carvel (Miss Trunchbull), Karen Aldridge (Mrs. Phelps), Gabriel Ebert (Mr. Wormwood), Lesli Margherita (Mrs. Wormwood) and Lauren Ward (Miss Honey). Frenie Acoba, Erica Barnett, Judah Bellamy, Jack Broderick, Ava DeMary, John Arthur Greene, Emma Howard, Nadine Isenegger, Colin Israel, Thayne Jasperson, Luke Mannikus, Madilyn Morrow, Sawyer Nunes, Jared Parker, Celia Mei Rubin, John Sanders, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Phillip Spaeth, Ryan Steele, Betsy Struxness, Samantha Sturm, Heather Tepe, Ben Thompson, Clay Thomson, Taylor Trensch, Beatrice Tulchin, and Ted Wilson.Commentaires : The gifted child Matilda, unloved at home but supported by her teacher, tries to rid her school of its evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Based on the Roald Dahl children's book, the hit London production won seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including the esteemed Best New Musical! Having enjoyed over 1500 performances, school is closing soon for Matilda with the production shutting its doors on Broadway come January 1st 2017!Presse : Les critiques sont excellentes:
"Even more glorious than we were promised." Ben Brantley for New York Times
"Spiky and lavishly inventive." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"Treat for ears and eyes, brain and heart, the glorious “Matilda” has it all." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post
"It’s built to dazzle, and it does." Erik Haagensen for Back Stage
"With its pizazz, humor, style, intelligence and all-around entertainment quotient, "Matilda" is, far and away, the best new musical I’ve seen this season." Robert Feldberg for The Record
"Broadway can add yet another blockbuster to its roster of kid-friendly shows." Roma Torre for NY1
"A frequently entertaining musical." Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey
"Dazzlingly inventive musical." David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter
"An explosion of joy, the most exhilarating and flat-out best musical since 'Billy Elliot.'" David Benedict for Variety
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