The 2013 Broadway musical Matilda, which picked up the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, will be available for professional and amateur licensing from Music Theatre International.
The inventive, kid-packed musical based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book has a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin. The U.K. hit premiered at The Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in November 2010 prior to its West End and Broadway transfers.
Matilda is currently on a U.S. national tour. MTI has not set dates for licensing availability.
Matilda the Musical tells the story of a little girl who refuses to be ground down by parents who despise her or by a cartoonishly evil school headmistress named Miss Trunchbull who is determined to break her spirit. With the help of her kindly schoolteacher Miss Honey, Matilda uses her intelligence, her love of books and a mysterious secret super power to prevail over those who would repress her—and to turn Miss Honey's life around too.
“As we celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl, I am particularly delighted to add Matilda to our collection, alongside Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach. Matilda embodies every young person’s dream to affect the world around them in extraordinary ways. Tim’s score and Dennis’ book brilliantly bring to life Dahl’s incredible characters and provide an exciting platform for performers of all ages,” stated Drew Cohen, president of MTI Worldwide, in a statement.
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