Roald Dahl is one of the best storytellers I know. His fairytales and stories have reached millions of people around the world, and some of his famous work has been adapted to stage into musicals and plays. One of the most celebrated new musicals in the 21st century has been MATILDA – originally produced and conceived by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has been playing since 2011 in London’s West End, and it has won at least 55 different awards globally.

I can’t believe my luck to get the absolute privilege to create a new magical version of this amazing musical, and to once again direct a large cast with lots of children in it. I’m returning to the TTT-Theatre of Tampere (Tampereen Työväen Teatteri), where my new production of BILLY ELLIOT opened in 2018, and enjoyed a successful run of 1,5 years. I’m also reuniting with my fantastic creative team from BILLY: Jari Saarelainen, Pirjo Liiri-Majava, Joonas Mikkilä, Tony Sikström – and as a new member (but not unfamiliar to me) Peter Ahlqvist.

We are about to launch the search for Matilda, and the other child characters for the production. More information about the production can be found here:

I am ever so happy! And I can’t wait to get to be a little bit naughty.

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