Can Matilda change her destiny?

March 21, 2022

Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical JR.” will be coming to Kingaroy later this year in a special production put on by students from St Mary’s Catholic College.

Based on the much-loved book “Matilda” – and adapted from the award-winning full-length musical – Matilda The Musical JR. tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

She lives with cruel parents who find her to be a nuisance, a little worm and a bore. When Matilda enters her first term at school, she captures the attention of Miss Honey, a kind teacher, and the two form a wonderful friendship.

Unfortunately, the school is ruled by a tempestuous and mean headmistress named Miss Trunchbull who hates children and delivers cruel and unjust punishments to all her charges.

Will Matilda’s cleverness and courage be enough to withstand the reign of Miss Trunchbull?

St Mary’s will be hosting three performances in the school’s Maryknoll centre on September 9 (6:30pm) and September 10 (2:00pm and 6:30pm).

The full-length show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013.

It earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards.

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