The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that its multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will make its North East debut at Sunderland Empire.

The show, based on the Roald Dahl book, will run from Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June 2018.


Number of national awards the show has won


Best Musical awards

“I - like millions of others - feel like Dahl is in my blood, because I grew up with his books. So to have contributed to a piece of work that brings one of his most famous stories to life is one of my life's great joys. I’m utterly thrilled that audiences in cities all across the UK and Ireland will now share and be part of Matilda’s story.”

Tim Minchin (music and lyrics)

“We are absolutely thrilled that the Royal Shakespeare Company will be bringing their multi-award winning production Matilda the Musical to us in May 2018, for the only North East dates on their UK tour.Audiences will be left mesmerised by this deliciously exhilarating and ingenious production of Roald Dahl’s classic book during the limited 4 week engagement. Early booking is highly recommended!”

Ben Phillips, General Manager, Sunderland Empire