‘MATILDA’ THE MUSICAL
*A Vancouver Island Premiere
“Rejoice. It is even more glorious than promised.” – New York Times.
Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards ® and a record-breaking 7 Olivier Awards ® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox).
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny and in doing so teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”
The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
Samantha Madill – Matilda
Jessica Paxman – Miss Honey
Matthew Paxman – Miss Trunchbull
Jim Goodman – Mr. Wormwood
Jen Wilde – Mrs. Wormwood
Oliver Paxman – Michael Wormwood/Big Kid 1
Tenyjah Mckenna – Mrs. Phelps
Kate Niedjalski – Lavender
Hayden Paxman – Bruce
Book by: Tony Award®-winning playwright, Dennis Kelly
Music and lyrics by: Australian comedian, musician and composer, Tim Minchin.
The Victoria, British Columbia premiere is produced by Four Seasons Musical Theatre and Award-Winning international writer, producer, presenter, and director, Tony James.
Stage Direction by: Sarah and Bret Newton
Musical Direction by: Kathy Middleton
Lead Choreography by: Mary Alice Jenkins
Costumes by: Krishna Buysschaert
Scenic Design by: Mirella Standbridge & Teresa Lindsay
Properties by: Hunter Boucher
Stage Management/Lighting Design by: Andrea Black
November 14th (7:00 pm)
November 15th (7:00 pm)
November 16th (2:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
November 22nd (7:00 pm)
November 23rd (2:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
The Ridge Playhouse
4980 Wesley Victoria BC
Tickets: $13.50 – $26.25 + applicable service charges
Group Rates: 10 or more persons receive 10% off.
In Person: #3 Centennial Square