It’s not easy getting a musical across the Tasman.
Just ask veteran stage producer Louise Withers, who is bringing the Australian production of Matilda The Musical to Auckland in August.
“Coming to New Zealand is a huge financial cost,” she says.
“Sometimes New Zealand misses out on the big shows because it is an expensive exercise to come across the water.”
Not so with Matilda. In July, when the production finishes its Adelaide run, the set will be packed up and loaded onto a ship ready to be reconstructed in the Civic Theatre.
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