Matilda The Musical

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The little girl known for her ingenuity, extraordinary ability to imagine, take a stand and change her own destiny, comes to stage with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

By ShuQi Liu

“As a precocious five year old who suffers emotional and verbal abuse from her TV-obsessed parents, Matilda learns that sometimes, being a “little bit naughty” gets you through life.

Fans of Roald Dahl’s children’s books will recall his imaginative storylines, villainous adult enemies of child characters, and unexpected endings that tug the heartstrings. Matilda, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, brings to life Roald Dahl’s story.

The little girl known for her ingenuity, extraordinary ability to imagine, take a stand and change her own destiny, comes to stage with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. With a stellar cast singing and dancing on stage, Matilda Wormwood, everyone’s favourite little bookworm, goes to show that even the little ones can do a lot in life.

As a precocious five year old who suffers emotional and verbal abuse from her TV-obsessed parents, Matilda learns that sometimes, being a “little bit naughty” gets you through life.

Resisting the challenges and obstacles presented to her at school, Matilda learns to battle out the bullying headmistress Miss Trunchbull, finding company in a kind teacher Miss Honey, and the school librarian, Mrs Phelps.

Told from a child’s point of view, Matilda captivates audiences with high energy dance numbers, witty songs, unforgettable characters and brightly coloured stage sets. Visually stunning, the stage is a theatrical fantasy of Roald Dahl’s imagination with floor to ceiling bookshelves, climb walls, play cubes, swings, slides, trampolines and many more.

Coupled with costumes that exaggerate the physical portrayal of the book’s old, greedy and wicked characters, Matilda’s audiences are swept into Roald Dahl’s whimsical world – where children are mistreated by evil adults, but at least one good person triumphs with kindness and bravery. 

With an incredible cast of young performers, Matilda inspires and delights audiences both young and old. Just remember to come with a filled tummy: the scene where Bruce Bogtrotter steals cake from Miss Trunchbull, and is forced to eat a gigantic chocolate cake in front of the school, will make dessert lovers go very hungry.


Matilda The Musical is now showing at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands till 17 March 2019. Tickets available via sistic.

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