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Matilda’s Magical World On Stage: Matilda The Musical
Calling all fans of Roald Dahl! The stage adaptation of the British author’s beloved book Matilda will makes its debut in Singapore on 21 February.
Lauded as “the standout musical of the decade” by the UK’s Sunday Times, Matilda The Musical has won over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical. The musical is now in its seventh year in London and has been seen by more than 8 million people.
The Singapore season of the musical features local talent Sofia Poston who will take on the role of heroine Matilda Wormwood. The 9-year-old student will share the highly coveted role with three other young actresses from the Matilda International Company.
Singaporean student Sofia Poston will play the title role in the Singapore season of Matilda The Musical
The musical follows Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning, but is suppressed by her TV-obsessed parents who pay her little attention.
As she grows up, she begins to resist the challenges and obstacles presented to her, learning that sometimes you have to be a “little bit naughty” in order to get through life. As she begins to master living with her family, her world is thrown into disarray as she starts a new school under the tyrannous grip of head teacher Miss Trunchbull.
Seeking solace in the library in a world of her imagination and creation, Matilda forms strong bonds with adults such as librarian Mrs Phelps and her class teacher Miss Honey. Together, they give her the confidence to embrace her special gift and individuality in order to reclaim her life.
The timeless story of a small girl’s determination to challenge those above her for the greater good, combined with Dahl’s signature wit and naughtiness, make this an unforgettable musical.
21 February – 10 March
• Tuesday – Friday: 7.30pm
• Saturday: 2pm & 7.30pm
• Sunday: 1pm & 6pm
Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
From $68 to $792 (VIP Box for four persons) from SISTIC
Photos courtesy of Manuel Harlan
Homepage photo courtesy of Helen Maybanks