Tim Minchin and NSW Government launch Australian Premiere season in Sydney
Travel packages announced
SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tickets for the Sydney-Australian premiere season to one of the most sought after musicals currently in production — Matilda The Musical — will go on sale tomorrow, with travel packages set to whisk visitors into the world of an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Matilda’s Composer and Lyricist, Tim Minchin, performing at the launch of the Australian Premiere season of Matilda The Musical in Sydney. Credit: James Morgan_Matilda The Musical_Destination NSW
Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase, with Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, with composer and lyricist, Tim Minchin, at the launch of the Australian Premiere season of Matilda The Musical in Sydney. Credit: James Morgan_Matilda The Musical_Destination NSW
At an event in Sydney, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Andrew Stoner, Destination NSW’s CEO, Sandra Chipchase and representatives from The Royal Shakespeare Company were joined by special guest and Matilda’s Composer and Lyricist, Tim Minchin, who treated guests to two numbers from the performance.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Andrew Stoner, said: "Roald Dahl’s Matilda has inspired and encouraged people of all ages for many years, and it is fantastic to be able to bring the world renowned musical production of this classic novel to our harbour city.
"This Australian premiere season of Matilda The Musical will give visitors yet another reason to experience, Sydney, Australia’s global city, and I encourage everyone to make sure they book tickets well in advance so they don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this fantastic production at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre," Mr Stoner said.
The winner of over 50 international awards, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox).
Featuring music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical has proven an enormous success in London’s West End and on Broadway, where productions play to packed houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike.
The Australian premiere playing at Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 July 2015.
Tim Minchin said, "I am incredibly excited that Matilda is opening in Sydney. Ten years ago this month, I was writing songs for the 2004 Christmas show at the Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo. The first time I straightened my hair and put on thick eye make-up was downstairs at the Seymour Centre. I even wrote songs for the musical that opened the Joan Sutherland centre in Penrith, (the opening song of which I extensively stole from when I wrote the opening number for Matilda).
"Last year I fulfilled a dream of acting in a Stoppard at the Sydney Theatre Company. Long before anyone took much notice of my silly tunes, Sydney offered me some of the most edifying and hilarious experiences of my career. The thought that in less than a year, the Lyric’s curtain will be opening on our darling Matilda feels just perfect."
With interest expected to be strong, great value theatre travel packages have been announced from are available through Wotif.com:
Midweek escape from $172pp*
- Two A reserve tickets to a matinee performance
- One night’s accommodation at the Metro Hotel Sydney Central in a Deluxe Double Room
Luxe weekend from $258pp^
- Two Premium tickets to an evening performance
- One night’s accommodation at the Diamant Boutique Hotel Sydney – by 8Hotels in a Deluxe Room with breakfast
- Includes free anytime fitness pass
Tickets to the Australian premiere season of Matilda The Musical in Sydney are available through Ticketmaster.
Visit www.sydney.com for more information.
* Travel Package Conditions: Subject to availability.
* Based on twin share. Includes A Reserve matinee ticket to Matilda The Musical and overnight accommodation at Metro Hotel on Pitt. From price is based on rates for Wednesday 26th August, 2015. Correct as of 07.10.14.
^ Based on twin share. Includes Premium Reserve evening ticket to Matilda The Musical and overnight accommodation at Diamant Boutique Hotel Sydney – by 8Hotels. From price is based on rates for Friday 21st August, 2015. Correct as of 07.10.14.
About Destination NSW:
Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.
From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page.