Matilda and Me

Entertainment, Documentary, Arts
1 x 60'   HD

ABC Australia

Narrated by Tim’s sister Nel, Matilda and Me explores Tim’s life story from her perspective; how he had, without even knowing it, been preparing for Matilda his whole life. A largely personal story, the film examines the life and work of Tim and why bringing it home to Australia is perhaps his most important challenge yet. Set against the backdrop of the Australian production preparing for its premiere in Sydney, the high energy of the rehearsal room features the original Australian cast and songs from the musical itself and propels the story towards its star studded opening night climax.

Featuring high profile interviews with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Roald Dahl’s wife Felicity, Hollywood star Mara Wilson from Danny DeVito’s Matilda, along with revelations by Tim’s colleagues, friends and family, the film examines how Matilda, the cherished Roald Dahl text, was transformed by the Royal Shakespeare Company into one of the most successful musicals of its generation.