Matilda: Musical Info & Synopsis


Matilda revolves around Matilda Wormwood, an exceptionally bright and precocious 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 where her tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, reigns with an iron fist. 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, Child Roles, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Female Lead, Magic, One-Word, PopularSchool

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