Matilda for Playhouse

Mar 13 2018 | By More

2019 date for Matilda the Musical

Smash hit show Matilda the Musical has been booked for the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2019 as part of its extended UK tour, which has just started at the Leicester Curve.

The musical, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book, will play the Playhouse for a four week run from Tuesday 2 to Saturday 27 April 2019 in what are currently its only Scottish dates. Tickets go on sale from 10am, Monday March 19 to ATG theatre card members and on public sale from Friday 23 March 2018.

A scene from Matilda The Musical. Pic: Manuel Harlan

Matilda the Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon home in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011.

The adaptation was written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus.

It follows precocious five-year-old Matilda, whose diabolical parents think she is just a jumped-up germ and who has to overcome school life at Crunchem Hall, run by the fearsome Miss Trunchbull whose school motto is “children are maggots”.


Dreaming of a better life for herself, Matilda dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.

The production succeeds in bringing Roald Dahl’s nastiness, with design by Rob Howell, choreography by Peter Darling, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

A scene from Matilda The Musical. Pic: Manuel Harlan

Casting beyond September 2018 has yet to be announced. Craige Els will reprise the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first five dates of the tour. He will be joined by Carly Thoms as Miss Honey, Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood and Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs Wormwood.

The RSC has announced six new dates for 2019, with the first tickets going on sale for the Theatre Royal Plymouth to RSC Gold members and members of the Theatre Royal’s membership scheme from Wednesday 14 March.

Tickets go on sale from Monday 19 March 2018 to RSC Gold members  and members of the following theatres’ membership schemes:  the Alhambra Theatre Bradford, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Bristol Hippodrome and Norwich Theatre Royal. Ticketing opens on April 3 for members of Southampton Mayflower.

Tickets will go on general public sale from Friday 23 March 2018 (April 10 for Southampton).

Details of the RSC’s membership schemes are here:

Listings and links

Matilda The Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 27 April 2019.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.

Tickets from:

Matilda the Musical website:
Facebook: @MatildaTheMusical.
Twitter: @MatildaMusical.

Matilda the Musical on UK tour:
Mon 5 – Sat 24 March 2018 Leicester
0116 242 3595 Book online
Wed 4 – Sat 28 April 2018 Dublin
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
+353 (1) 677 7999 Book online
Tue 8 May – Sat 2 June 2018 Sunderland
Empire Theatre
0844 871 3022 Book online
Tue 5 – Sat 30 June 2018 Milton Keynes
0844 871 7652 Book online
Tue 3 July – Sat 8 Sept 2018 Birmingham
The Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
Tue 18 Sept – Sat 24 Nov 2018 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
Tue 4 Dec 2018 – Sat 12 Jan 2019 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
Tue 15 Jan – Sat 16 Feb 2019 Plymouth
Theatre Royal Plymouth
01752 267 222 Book online
Tue 19 Feb – Sat 23 March 2019 Bradford
The Alhambra Theatre
01274 432 000 Book online
Tue 2 – Sat 27 April 2019 Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online
Tue 7 May – Sat 8 June 2019 Bristol
The Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
Tue 11 June – Sat 6 July 2019 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711 811 Book online
Tue 16 July – Sat 17 August 2019 Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 630 000 Book online


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