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Inspired by Matilda The Musical, these resources give schools insight into the process of staging this award-winning musical.

With teacher packs, films and online activities, this programme of work aims to give young people the inspiration, confidence, and skills to develop their writing.

In writing Matilda The Musical Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin created new characters, stories, and songs into Roald Dahl’s novel of Matilda.

In this resource, the films give insights into how the musical was created and show how the storylines differ between the novel and musical. Dennis, Tim and Lauren, the original Miss Honey, also talk about how they brought these characters to life for the stage.

The teacher resource pack gives activities to start students off on the scriptwriting journey. Students have a chance to start creating characters for their scripts and songs by taking a spin on the character generator.

Use this versatile resource as an introduction for students in Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Activities are also suitable for more advanced study with GSCE and A-Level students.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Subjects: Drama, English

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About RSC's Matilda The Musical.

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Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of 99 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical, Matilda has been playing at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End for over a decade, where it continues to delight audiences of all ages.

As well as offering great rates for schools, the Royal Shakespeare Company have created a free online resource to give schools insights into the process of staging this award-winning musical at matildaschoolresources.com.

These include teacher notes full of ideas for how to prepare your students for seeing the production, and a programme of work which aims to give young people the inspiration, confidence and skills to develop their own writing.

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