Lucy Maunder is to join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of Matilda The Musical.
The announcement was made as tickets go on sale to the general public for the Brisbane season. Queenslanders are already embracing Matilda with the waitlist for tickets reaching a record high.
Lucy Maunder is no stranger to the Brisbane stage, having most recently appeared in the QTC/MTC co-production of Ladies in Black. Other credits include Rizzo in the national tour of Grease, and Lara in Doctor Zhivago as well as roles in the Sondheim works, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Side by Side by Sondheim and Sondheim on Sondheim. Maunder played Gertrude Laurence in Noël and Gertie, opposite Matilda’s James Millar (as Noël Coward) and Polly in Michael Kantor’s production of The Threepenny Opera. Maunder played Emma Crew in Jekyll and Hyde and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises). She is currently playing Heather Chandler in Heathers – the Musical in Melbourne.
Winner of more than 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt. continues to play in London, on Broadway, on tour around North America and is currently enjoying a highly successful season in Melbourne, following similar success in Sydney where the show played for six months
Matilda The Musical will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC from November with tickets on sale from 9 am EST today, Thursday, May 19 and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017 with ticketing details to follow.
Matilda The Musical is based on the novel by Roald Dahl. It is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Having proven an enormous success internationally, where productions continue to play to packed houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike, Matilda The Musical opened to unqualified rave reviews in Sydney last year. The Daily Review described the production as “nothing short of a miracle”. The Australian said the show “makes you want to punch the air with delight.” and Time Out Sydney pronounced the show “a freaking masterpiece.”
Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Tony Award winner Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London’s West End on Tuesday 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews.
Matilda The Musical production run:
Melbourne: Princess Theatre – now playing tickets on sale for performances through to September 4. Book at Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 www.ticketmaster.com.au Groups 20+ call 1300 889 278 or firstname.lastname@example.org In person at the Princess Theatre Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.
Brisbane: Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 25 November, Lyric theatre QPAC. Book at QPAC 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au Groups 20+ call 07-3840 7466 or email@example.com In person at QPAC Box Office Tickets : $55 - $150. Transaction fees may apply
Perth: Crown Theatre from February 2017
Ticketing details to follow.
Waitlist for Perth tickets now at matildathemusical.com.au
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