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Roald Dahl's 'Matilda The Musical' Is Making Its Debut In Malaysia This Year

"Even if you're little, you can do a lot."

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Theatre fans in Malaysia are in for a treat as another world-renowned musical is making its way to Istana Budaya this year. From the presenters that brought us The Phantom of the Opera last year, comes it's next project - Matilda The Musical!

Malaysia is the fourth leg of the original London West End musical's Asian Tour after stops in Singapore, China, and Bangkok. 

Inspired by Roald Dahl's book of the same name, the musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC's The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England for 12 weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. 

The UK's Sunday Times acclaimed 'standout musical of the decade' then transferred to the West End and swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards with a record-breaking seven awards. 

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is now in its ninth year in London and has been seen by more than eight million people. 

With an incredible cast of young performers, Matilda The Musical will be staged for a limited season only from 2 June 2020 onwards

Performance times are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday to Friday: 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2.00pm and 8.30pm

Each showing is two hours and 20 minutes long.

Ticket prices range from RM200 to RM650 (excluding processing fee) and can now be purchased here

Some of Matilda The Musical's best-known songs include Miracle, Naughty, and Revolting Children

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For a look at what to expect, watch this montage of clips from the stage performance at Cambridge Theatre:

Check out our exclusive behind the scenes with the cast and crew of The Phantom of the Opera last year:

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