Book by Dennis Kelly. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl. Lyric Theatre, Sydney. Opening Night, August 20, 2015.
The breathless anticipation for the opening of Matilda almost led to an unseemly fight between my 19 year old and 11 year old daughters, over who would accompany me to the starry, starry opening night.
Looking around at the uber A list audience it seemed everyone wanted to be there, including Hollywood A Lister Mel Gibson.
Is it worth the hype? One hundred percent yes.
The larger than life twisted characters of Roald Dahl blend seamlessly with the quirky, rule breaking, sweet and sour music of Tim Minchin.