Matilda: Musical Info & Synopsis


Matilda revolves around Matilda Wormwood, a bright young girl born into a family that neglects and mistreats her. Despite her challenging circumstances, Matilda discovers her extraordinary talent for telekinesis and her love for books. Matilda’s life takes a turn when she begins at a new school with a tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Matilda explores themes of resilience, the power of imagination, and the importance of standing up against injustice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: England

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Book: Dennis Kelly

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (2011)➝

Original Broadway Cast (2013)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Based on a Book, British, Child Roles, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Female Lead, Magic, One-Word, PopularSchool

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