Update (15th May): Matilda The Musical has been postponed to March 2021.

Original article follows: 

Matilda The Musical, based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, is set to debut in Malaysia for the first time.


Winner of 85 international awards (including 16 for Best Musical), Matilda The Musical is in its 9th year and has been seen by over 8 million people. The good news is, local musical fans can soon enjoy Matilda The Musical in our own home country.

The story-plot reads:

The musical follows Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning, but is suppressed by her TV-obsessed parents who pay her little attention. As she grows up, she begins to resist the challenges and obstacles presented to her, learning that sometimes you have to be a ‘little bit naughty’ in order to get through life.

As she begins to master living with her family, her world is thrown into disarray as she starts a new school under the tyrannous grip of head teacher Miss Trunchbull. Seeking solace in the library in a world of her imagination and creation, Matilda forms strong bonds with adults such as librarian Mrs Phelps and her class teacher Miss Honey. Together they give her the confidence to embrace her special gift and individuality which is needed to reclaim her life.”

Matilda The Musical

The details for Matilda The Musical are as follows:

  • Venue: Istana Budaya, KL
  • Date: From 2nd June 2020 onwards (Postponed to 9th – 21st March 2021)
  • Time: Tuesday – Friday, 8:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2pm & 8:30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (including intervals)
  • Ticketing: RM200 – RM650

Early bird purchases will get to enjoy 10% discount on selected sections (pictured below). This promo is valid for those who get their tickets before 29th February 2020.


Tickets are available here.

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