Apr 13 (TBM) Cinnamon Life is set to present the record-breaking and multi-award-winning 'Matilda the Musical' for the first time in Sri Lanka from June 5 to 9 at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo.
One of the best-selling shows of all time, Matilda the Musical is an exhilarating, nostalgic and heart-tugging story based on the popular book by world-renowned author, Roald Dahl.
In collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and GWB Entertainment, it is a feel-good, upbeat musical that explores themes of friendship, willpower, family and determination with its uplifting storyline, loveable characters and toe-tapping tunes. Telling the powerful tale of Matilda's quest to fight the oppressive forces, stand up for oneself and rewrite destiny once and for all, the show will resonate with viewers of all ages. The performance perfectly encapsulates Roald Dahl's gleeful story, combining the ingenious work of writer Dennis Kelly and the input of composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, to create a spectacular performance that is packed to the brim with surprises, fun, zest and wonder.
Recognised as one of the West End's best-selling musicals of the decade, Matilda the Musical has smashed records globally and charmed audiences on stages across the world. It has been hailed as one of the top ten theatre productions in the world and has achieved best-selling status for being sold out time and time again across all corners of the globe. The musical has made it to the Guinness Book of Records for winning a total of seven awards at the prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards show. It won the Peter Hepple Award for the Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and secured wins at the Broadway World UK Awards, the London Lifestyle Awards and the Theatre Awards UK. Other honours granted include five Tony Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards including 'Best Musical', 'Best Choreography in a Musical' and 'Best Original Score', among a series of numerous other laurels to achieve a grand total of 90 international awards, of which 23 have been for Best Musical at several of the world's top theatre award shows.
Commenting on the latest show in Cinnamon's portfolio of mega-events, Dileep Mudadeniya, Vice President John Keells Holding stated, "This is the third West End show we are bringing to Sri Lanka after Sound of Music and MAMMA MIA! Cinnamon Life brand has consistently offered the best international events raising the bar each time to deliver world-class lifestyle experiences that are vibrant and truly iconic. Our efforts have not only helped to strengthen Cinnamon Life's position as the epicenter of inspired living in the city, we have also elevated the country's place in the region – portraying Colombo and Sri Lanka as a bustling cosmopolitan destination for world-class entertainment."
Cinnamon Life is the first premier real estate development of its kind in the country. A "city within a city", this iconic project will redefine Colombo's skyline and deliver a vibrant lifestyle experience at every touch point. Set to be the heartbeat of the city whilst making its mark as Colombo's lifestyle capital, the property will feature a signature Cinnamon hotel, state-of-the-art shopping arcades, theatres, office spaces, multi-purpose entertainment venues, restaurants and apartments - that will all offer the epitome of exclusivity, luxury and inspired living. A place where you can enjoy everything from phenomenal fine dining and gastronomical journeys, to concerts featuring global music stars to immersive world class retail experiences, Cinnamon Life will be the city's ultimate lifestyle and entertainment hub.
Make sure to book your tickets in advance for yet another riotously uplifting theatrical marvel presented by Cinnamon Life, which will go down in Sri Lanka's entertainment history as the most enthralling event of 2019 and one of the greatest shows to ever have graced the stages of Colombo. Bursting with verve, comedic interludes, thrilling plot twists, surprises and unforgettable characters, Matilda the Musical promises an unforgettable evening of unmatched theatre experience.