“Even if you’re little you can do a lot, you Musn’t let a little thing like “little” stop you”

Enrolments for Matilda are now open!

CIA’s Semester 1 production is the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s magical story about a very clever little girl. The show, with music and lyrics by Australia’s own Tim Minchin, has been a sensation in the West End and on Broadway since 2011, and is now a hit film on Netflix. It’s time to bring our very own version to life.

Students in Years 2 and above can take part, and they will be joined by some talented former students. After an audition to assign parts, students will attend nine intensive rehearsals, receiving top-tier tuition in acting, singing and dancing from expert teachers. However, there’s no need to have singing or dancing experience to participate!

The performance will take place on Sunday 28 th May at Queensland Ballet’s new state-of-the-art Talbot Theatre in West End. See below for details on auditions, roles and the full rehearsal schedule.



Total fees for term 1 & 2: $450.00 + GST

  • 40 hours of quality tuition in acting, singing and dancing over Terms 1 and 2
  • Every rehearsal held in a theatre venue
  • And the opportunity to perform in a professional new theatre, with full use of its state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment


Auditions will be held on Sunday 19th February in the Gehrmann Theatre, Brisbane Girls Grammar

School Years 2 – 6: 12.30 – 2.00pm
Years 7 and up: 2.30 – 4.00pm

After enrolling, you will be emailed an audition pack within 24 hours.


Every student who auditions will receive a part. No matter the role, every student’s contribution to the show is valued and all are actively involved throughout the entire rehearsal process. As you can see below, even chorus roles have lots of stage time, which includes singing and dancing in 5-6 fantastic musical numbers.


These roles require significant dialogue, solo singing parts, and some dancing. Aside from Matilda, these roles will be available to students aged 16+.

  • Matilda
  • Miss Trunchbull
  • Miss Honey
  • Mr Wormwood
  • Mrs Wormwood (must be a strong dancer)

Supporting Roles

Individual lines. Some have solo singing or featured dancing/acrobatic parts. Students playing these roles will also double as Big Kids, Children, or Chorus.

  • Mrs Phelps
  • Escapologist (must be strong dancer/gymnast)
  • Acrobat (must be strong dancer/gymnast)
  • Bruce (some solo singing)
  • Michael
  • Rudolpho (must be strong dancer)
  • Doctor (some solo singing)
  • Parents (some solo singing)
  • Party Clown (some solo singing)


Individual lines and solo singing parts, as well as group singing and dancing in 5 musical numbers.

Big Kids

Individual lines, as well as group singing and dancing in 5 musical numbers.


Group lines as well as group singing and dancing in 5-6 musical numbers.


All rehearsals are compulsory. Students cannot take part unless they can commit to full attendance. They must also be present and ready to begin at the scheduled time. For example, for a 12.00pm rehearsal, students must arrive before 12.00, not at 12.00.

  1. Sunday 5th March, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  2. Sunday 12th March, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  3. Sunday 19th March, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  4. Sunday 26th March, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  5. Sunday 23rd April, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  6. Sunday 30th April, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  7. Sunday 7th May, 12.00 – 4.00pm
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  8. Sunday 21st May, 10.00 – 4.00pm (Dress Rehearsal)
    Gehrmann Theatre, BGGS
  9. Saturday 27th May, 12.00 – 6.00pm (Tech Rehearsal)
    Talbot Theatre, West End


Sunday 28th May
Talbot Theatre, West End
11.00am and 1.30pm


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