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Matilda: The play within a play coming to Sydney

“Without giving too much away, a key element of the London West End hit Matilda The Musical is a play within a play, which is apt because that is just what the story behind the show is as well.

Matilda is not your everyday common or garden variety hit musical that has been wowing audiences in London and New York and is heading to Sydney in August next year. Sure it has got all the usual ingredients: the catchy tunes, stunning sets, winning performances and enthralling plot, but as befitting a show based on a much-loved book by Roald Dahl, there is more.

The story of Matilda the Musical begins in 2003 when Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and the Dahl estate that has administered the rights to his works since his death in 1990 approached the Royal Shakespeare Company.”