This pack supports the RSC production of Matilda The Musical, written by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Time Minchin.

This pack will give you an insight into the creative challenges faced by Dennis Kelly as writer and Tim Minchin as composer and lyricist when adapting Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda into a musical.

The RSC invites students to go on the same creative journey as Dennis and Tim, creating a scene or song for a new character who is introduced to us on the first day of term at Crunchem Hall.

For more information about the show, to book tickets and download further education resources please visit