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Roald Dahl's Mathilda The Musical Jnr

Thu Oct 19, 15:30 - Sat Oct 28, 16:30



Introducing "Matilda Jr." – A Timeless Tale of Magic and Imagination Comes to Life on Stage in Cape Town

27 September 2023, Cape Town - CAPE TOWN’S streets will be filled with the smell of rebellion when Wela Kapela Productions presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda Jr. The Musical from October 19th to 28th 2023 at Kaapstad Toneelhuis.  

Matilda Jr. tells the story of an extraordinary girl, Matilda Wormwood (Mia Bothma) who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Unfortunately, her family is far from understanding her unique talents, and she faces relentless mistreatment at the hands of her neglectful parents (Sofia Derkson as Mr Wormwood and Libby Whitfield as Mrs Wormwood) and the tyrannical headmistress of her school, Miss Trunchbull (Mischa Forbes).

However, Matilda's life takes a magical turn when she discovers she has a mysterious telekinetic ability. With her newfound power and the support of her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey (Sofi Bergström), Matilda takes on the challenges of her world with courage, wit, and determination. Through her story, Matilda Jr. celebrates the power of imagination, the importance of kindness, and the belief that even the smallest among us can change the world.

Director Amanda Bothma and the talented young cast and crew have been working tirelessly to bring this magical production to life, promising a captivating theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. Audiences can look forward to memorable songs, under the baton of Musical Director Tersia Harley, with dazzling choreography by Gia Urbani, and heartwarming performances by the all-junior cast that will transport the audience to the whimsical and witty world of Matilda. 

Wela Kapela Productions presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda Jr. The Musical on 19-28 October 2023 at 3.30 pm daily at the Kaapstad Toneelhuis in Commerce House, Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001. Tickets are R100. 

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Roald Dahl's Mathilda The Musical Jnr
55, Commerce House, 601B Shortmarket St, CBD, Cape Town, 8001
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