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Matilda The Musical to celebrate World Book Day with special live streamed event

Matilda The Musical will celebrate World Book Day with a special live streamed event.

World Book Day Live with Matilda and friends will come from the stage of the Cambridge Theatre London where Matilda has been playing for the past 10 years.

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Taking place on Monday, 28 February at 11AM – World Book Day’s 25th birthday – it will see Roald Dahl Story Company, Royal Shakespeare Company and Puffin work together to ensure children everywhere can join in the fun.

Both classrooms and homes across the UK will be able to access the livestream online from WorldBookDay.com.

World Book Day Live with Matilda and friends will be hosted by rapper MC Grammar and showcase authors and illustrators supporting World Book Day including two Children’s Laureates, Cressida Cowell and Chris Riddell, Greg James, Chris Smith, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Humza Arshad, Allen Fatimaharan, Hannah Lee, and two new talents from World Book Day’s #PassThePen initiative with BookTrust Nizrana Farook and Maisie Chan. The event will also feature live drawing throughout by Chris Riddell.

As part of the event, there will be a special performance from the RSC’s Matilda The Musical while a member of the show’s cast will also read an extract from Roald Dahl’s original book, released in 1988.

Alongside the ongoing West End production, a film adaptation of the musical will be released by Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 2 December 2022. Outside the UK, the film will be released on Netflix.

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