As Matilda herself says, ‘sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty’! Which is why we couldn’t resist taking a peek behind-the-scenes of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning Matilda The Musical to discover just what it takes to bring the magic of Roald Dahl’s marvellous creation to life on stage.
Accompanied by some of the UKs top theatre bloggers and vloggers, our journey led us through the wonderful world of Wardrobe Village – home to many a high-speed quick change during the show, as well as Prompt Corner (the beating heart of any production), the props table (home to an incredibly detailed selection of handmade items) and, of course, the Main stage itself, where our guests couldn’t resist grabbing a shot in signature ‘Matilda pose’!
We’ve compiled a revolting round-up of some of our favourite moments from backstage for you to enjoy below…
blog: Backstage @MatildaMusical at @brumhippodrome check out what happened when I got a sneak peak behind the scenes at “Birmingham’s Naughtiest Show” https://t.co/I7vl4LBCPr pic.twitter.com/qr8M5p78Nm
— Andrew Exeter (@AndrewExeter) July 17, 2018
Did you know the Crunchem Hall School badge that features on the children’s blazers is designed by Quentin Blake. pic.twitter.com/EulYGVhvip
— Birmingham Hippodrome (@brumhippodrome) July 12, 2018
Now we’re backstage checking out one of he quick-change areas for the children. Currently, the fastest change time during the show is 10 seconds! @brumhippodrome @MatildaMusical #MatildaOnTour pic.twitter.com/1lcwgqBzln
— Becky Weaver (@becky2293) July 10, 2018
Feeling #Naughty having a sneak peak backstage @MatildaMusical today on the @brumhippodrome #BloggersTour THANKYOU Hipp PR team❤ #BrumBlogger #LDNblogger & so lovely to meet @RukayaC_ pic.twitter.com/QA7QRe5DHL
— Andrew Exeter (@AndrewExeter) July 10, 2018
— Birmingham Hippodrome (@brumhippodrome) July 10, 2018