The Royal Shakespeare Company world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, A Musical will transfer to the West End in autumn 2011 for an open-ended run.

Tickets go on sale in May when performance dates, casting and venue will be announced.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, A Musical will transfer to London’s West End in the autumn of 2011. Tickets go on sale in May when details of the performances dates, venue and casting will also be announced.

Matilda, A Musical played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Dahl’s magical story about a girl with extraordinary powers has been a favourite novel for millions of people across the world since it was published in 1988.

The new stage musical, which captured the imagination of young and old alike during its short run, is directed by Matthew Warchus; the script is by playwright Dennis Kelly, and the music and lyrics are by the anarchic Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

The production is designed by Rob Howell with choreography by Peter Darling, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, musical supervision and orchestration by Christopher Nightingale, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

No further announcements will be made until full production details are available.

Release issued by: RSC press office

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