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Updated: 2019-11-29 10:09:15

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The musical Matilda by the Royal Shakespeare Company is touring China. Based on Roald Dahl's novel, it tells the story of a little girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, who dares to stand up for herself against the life challenges. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Awards-winning Musical 'Matilda' in Beijing

Matilda, the sassy and brave titular role in the musical by the Royal Shakespeare Company, is inspiring and entertaining Chinese audiences in equal measure as the theater hit is touring China.

Inspired by the beloved eponymous book written by Roald Dahl, also author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical Matilda (trailer)has danced away with a phenomenal 86 international awards, including four Tony Awards since its debut in 2010.

It follows a little girl named Matilda who, armed with a fertile imagination and a sharp mind, dares to stand up for herself against bullies, her cruel parents and awful headmistress to change her own destiny along the way.

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If you go:

Nov 29-Dec 1, Beijing Poly Theater, No. 14 Dongzhimen South Avenue, Dongcheng district, Beijing. 8610-6506-5343 ext 5126/5628 北京东城区东直门南大街14号,北京保利剧院

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