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Theatre Royal's Matilda The Musical offering £5 tickets

PUBLISHED: 14:51 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:01 09 July 2019

The RSC's Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour Credit: Helen Maybanks

The RSC's Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour Credit: Helen Maybanks

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Matilda, Miss Honey and all their friends have got an extra sweet offer in store with £5 tickets available for under 26s.

The RSC's Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour Credit: Helen MaybanksThe RSC's Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour Credit: Helen Maybanks

Ahead of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning Matilda The Musical opening at Norwich Theatre Royal next Tuesday, July 16, a special £5 ticket offer has been announced.

Inspired by one of Roald Dahl's most beloved books, Matilda The Musical will be in town for a five-week run until August 17.

To enable as many people as possible to enjoy the show that has been seen around the world over the past eight years by 7.7 million people, the RSC is making ten single tickets available at every performance which can be bought on the day for just £5.

The tickets must be bought in person at the theatre's box office in Theatre Street, Norwich, or over the phone on 01603 630000, quoting 'RSC DAY SEAT'.

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They will be limited to ten per show on a first-come-first-served basis and will be spread across all price bands.

Purchasers must be aged 18 to 26 and present valid ID when collecting them, and only one ticket will be available per person - they won't be available to buy online.

Matilda The Musical is an uplifting tale about a gifted and brave girl who loves books but is born to parents who don't understand her and who send her away to a school run by the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, but she is befriended by caring teacher Miss Honey and her fight back begins.

Commissioned in 2010 by the RSC, it was written by renowned playwright Dennis Kelly, with lyrics and music by comedian and musician Tim Minchin, featuring memorable tunes include Revolting Children and When I Grow Up.

The show has won over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, and swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards with a record-breaking seven awards.

Advance Matilda The Musical tickets cost £10 to £58.50 and are available in person at the box office, by phone on 01603 630000 or online at

theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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