Sophie Dahl cooks up delicious recipes and reminisces about some of her own food memories.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The musical's narrative centres on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. After a twelve-week trial run staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Stratford-upon-Avon from November 2010 to January 2011, it received its West End premiere on 24 November 2011 at the Cambridge Theatre and its Broadway premiere on 11 April 2013 at the Shubert Theatre. Matilda has received widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, winning seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical—at the time, the most such awards ever won by a single show. At the 2013 Olivier Awards, the show jointly held the record with the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time before both were overtaken by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2017 with 9 awards, however Matilda still holds the record for most Olivier awards won by a musical, tying with Hamilton in 2018. At the 2013 Tony Awards, the show won five awards, including the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
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In 2011, the musical received its West End debut (under the new title of Matilda the Musical) at London's Cambridge Theatre. The show was originally scheduled to begin previews on 18 October 2011, but because of structural and installation work at the theatre, the start of the performances was delayed until 25 October. The opening night was postponed from 22 November to 24 November. The musical opened in London to uniformly positive reviews; Kaye and Carvel received high praise for their performances. Many of the principal adult cast from the Stratford run reprised their roles in London. Eleanor Worthington Cox, Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely and Kerry Ingram—the only one to reprise her role from Stratford—rotated in the title role. In October 2011, Matilda won Best Musical and Best Actor (Bertie Carvel) in the Theatre Awards UK, and in November 2011 it won the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical as part of The Evening Standard Awards. The production was nominated in all 10 categories for which it was eligible at the 2012 Olivier Awards. The 'Four Matildas' performed “Naughty” at the awards show. Matilda won 7 Oliviers: Best New Musical, Best Director (Warchus), Best Actor in a Musical (Carvel), Best Actress in a Musical (all four Matildas), Best Theatre Choreographer (Darling), Best Set Design (Howell) and Best Sound Design (Baker). This was a record number for any show in the event's 36-year history. In April 2012, Steve Furst and Haley Flaherty took over the roles of Mr. Wormwood and Miss Honey from Kaye and Ward. Two of the original London Matildas (Ingram and Kiely) were replaced by Jade Marner and Isobelle Molloy (Molloy originally played Amanda in the original London cast before being cast as Matilda). Bertie Carvel left in July 2012 and the role of Miss Trunchbull was filled by David Leonard, although he did not start until the main cast change in August because of injury. At this cast change four new girls took over as Matilda; Lucy-Mae Beacock, Hayley Canham, Chloe Hawthorn and Lara Wollington. On 19 November 2012, the London cast were invited to perform at the 100th “Royal Variety Performance” for television station ITV which was broadcast live on 3 December. They performed “When I Grow Up” and “Naughty” with Chloe in the lead role, with the other 3 girls appearing in the announcement of the performance. In March 2013, Hayley Canham left the show and was replaced as Matilda by Elise Blake and Cristina Fray. Lucy-Mae Beacock left in early May 2013. The next cast change occurred in September 2013. This time most of the adult cast changed, along with Chloe Hawthorn who left on 1 September. Two new Matildas—Lollie McKenzie and Georgia Pemberton—started the following week. Lara Wollington stayed for another four weeks, finishing on 29 September—making her run the longest of any Matilda, and she held that title until October 2017. The cast opened the 2013 Children in Need appeal. They performed a medley, with Georgia as Matilda. Of the Matildas only Lollie McKenzie stayed during the cast change in March 2014. This cast change started with the departure of Elise Blake on 9 March along with other child cast members. She was replaced by Tasha Chapple. Fray and Pemberton were replaced by two new Matildas, Cara Jenkins and Lottie Sicilia, who debuted in the role in the following weeks, on 18 March and 25 March respectively. During this time, both Lollie and Lottie performed the song “Naughty” at West End Live. McKenzie and Jenkins departed the show on 7 September and 5 October. Two new Matildas—Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker—debuted in the roles on 09 and 19 September. Shapland was previously in Les Misérables, while Tucker had her West End debut in the title role. Of the Matildas only Shapland and Tucker stayed during the cast change in March 2015. This cast change started with the departure of Tasha Chapple and Lottie Sicilia along with other child cast members. They have been replaced by Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell. Over September 2015, Tucker and Shapland departed the show and were replaced by Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells. On 27 January 2016, three new Matildas - Clara Read, Emily-May Stephenson and Zaris-Angel Hator - were announced and joined Hone in the role in March. In late September 2016 it was confirmed that Hone would be leaving along with Stephenson after her relatively short stint. The two girls would be replaced by two new Matildas - Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena. Both of whom, Sara on 13 September (also Roald Dahl day) and Abbie on 22 September, made their Matilda debut. On 21 December 2016 the 7:30pm performance was cancelled due to multiple illnesses in the cast, including principal child performers and their understudies. Because of this Lara McDonnell and Emily May Stephenson (both past Matildas) came back to cover the few performances 22–24 December. This illness coincided with similar incidents at nearby musicals Dreamgirls and Rent which caused disruptions to their primary cast members, but it is unclear as to whether these events are linked or not. On 2 March 2017, it was announced that from 14 March 2017 the lead role would be shared by Lillian Hardy, Emma Moore, Eva-Marie Saffrey, and Abbie Vena, upon the departure of Sheen, Hator, and Read. This team had two public appearances. Abbie performed “Naughty” at West End Live on 24 June 2017, and Emma performed the same song on day two of West End Live on 25 June 2017. Hardy, Saffrey, and Vena departed the production on 12 September 2017. On 5 September 2017, the RSC announced that three new girls would be stepping into the role of Matilda following the departure of Hardy, Saffrey, and Vena: Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin, and Savannah Read. They join Emma Moore who stayed through the cast change. Additional cast changes included David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull, Gina Beck as Miss Honey, and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. This team began performances on 12 September 2017. Past Matilda Abbie Vena, however, performed “Naughty” on CCBC’s Blue Peter on 19 October 2017 to accompany an interview with the new Matildas (Evans, Peterkin and Read), making her the longest running Matilda to date, having taken the title from Lara Wollington who also performed in the West End. The next cast change was announced on 2 March 2018. Read and Evans would be continuing in the role of Matilda, while Peterkin and Moore were replaced by Sara Munday and Olivia Wells. Much of the children's cast also changed at this time. This new team began performances on 13 March 2018. Also at this time, the RSC announced a new online ticket lottery, giving audience members the opportunity to purchase “the best seats in the house” at reduced prices. On 28 May 2018, the London cast was invited to perform on Britain’s Got Talent. They performed a medley of songs from the show, including “Naughty” and “Revolting Children”, and received a standing ovation. Lily-Mae played the role of Matilda in this performance. Matilda again performed at West End Live. Lily-Mae performed on 16 June 2018, and Sara performed on 17 June 2018. Both girls sang “Naughty”.
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