Ryan de Villers gives a stellar performance as Miss Trunchbull, the sociopathic school mistress.
Photo: Christiaan Kotze
On 21 October Matilda: The Musical had its opening night at the Teatro Theatre at Montecasino to an audience of excited children and adults.
The multi-award winning production is based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl and tells the story of Matilda (played jointly by Lilla Fleischmann, Kitty Harris and Morgan Santo), a young girl who uses her amazing mind to get the better of her dreadful parents, the Wormwoods (Stephen Jubber and Claire Taylor), and heartless school principal, Miss Trunchbull (Ryan de Villers).
Matilda gets a tough start in life when she is born into the Wormwood family. Photo: Christiaan Kotze
Heather Knox brought along her 6-year-old niece, Paige Landon, to see the musical.
Manjam and Minnah Elgoni, Muram Elizabeth and Womda Abevlhallah, Muram has also watched The Sound of Music at the theatre recently. Photo: Robyn Kirk
Lloyd Loots and Darren Meltz discuss the musical during the intermission.
The Constopoulos family – Verena, Tory, Layla and Barry – have a fun family night out at Montecasino where they watched Matilda: The Musical. Photos: Robyn Kirk
Adrian and Anda Roodt described the performance of Matilda: The Musical as ‘fantastic’.
The performance wowed from the very first scene and the end saw the audience give a standing ovation to the actors.
Matilda: The Musical runs until 2 December at the Teatro Theatre at Montecasino.