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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical plays in repertory with The Prom at Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl from July 6 to August 26.

One of two musical comedies from Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), on stage at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park this summer, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the story of a brilliant little girl with a lively imagination who is bullied by her self-absorbed parents and tyrannical headmistress. Through the strength of her imaginative storytelling ability, she uses her surprising magical powers to ‘fight for the right to be a little bit naughty.’

“We are excited to present this season of hope, hilarity, love, and acceptance to our beloved TUTS audience,” says TUTS general manager Kevin Woo. “This year’s productions offer a perfect balance for avid theatregoers and TUTS newcomers alike with a blend of big-hearted storylines and thrilling adventure, filled with moments of levity and joy. More than ever, we could all be reminded of the importance of empathy and kindness.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with Madeleine Suddaby, who plays Matilda’s mother, Mrs. Wormwood, to learn more.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical plays in repertory with The Prom at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl from July 6 to August 26. Visit tuts.ca for tickets and information.

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