Full Billing


Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl


You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
You agree to bill the Play and the Authors in all programs (on the title page), houseboards, displays and in all advertising and all paid publicity, in the following manner:
Roald Dahl’s
The Musical
Music & Lyrics


You also agree to include the following credits on the title page of all programs for the Play, in a size of type no smaller than the credit accorded to the designers:
“Matilda was first commissioned and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 9 November 2010. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End of London on 25 October 2011 and received its US premiere at the Shubert Theatre, Broadway, USA on 4 March 2013.”


You also agree to provide the following credit to the orchestrator of the Play wherever customary on all programs and in all paid advertising and publicity (except for (a) classified advertisements and other small advertisements where none of the creative team other than the authors, the director, choreographer and set and costume designer are billed, (b) advertising and publicity where only the title of the Play is mentioned and/or where credit is given only to the authors and/or to the theater, and (c) radio, television and internet advertising, substantially as follows (in a size no smaller or less prominent than the largest or most prominent credit accorded to any of the designers):
Orchestrations and Additional Music – Chris Nightingale


SHORTENED BILLING: In advertisements of 1/4 page size or less or where only the title of the play, performance dates and venue are provided, the following "shortened billing" is permissible:
Roald Dahl’s
The Musical


In addition, you agree to include the Authors’ and Roald Dahl’s approved biographies in all programs of the Play that include biographies of any other creative team members. Bios can be found below or at www.mtishows.com/about/author-bios.  Note: you must include the following social media links with the Dahl bio wherever it appears. Additionally, all professional companies licensing the Play shall provide the following links in their programs (inclusion of the links in the Roald Dahl bio is acceptable):
Dennis Kelly:Work for theatre includes Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End, Love and Money, Taking Care of Baby, DNA, Orphans, The Gods Weep, and The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas. He has written the book for the new musical of Pinocchio which opens at the National Theatre at the end of 2017, and in 2018 his new play Girls and Boys opens at the Royal Court. His plays have been performed worldwide and to date have been translated into nearly forty languages. For television he co-wrote and co-created Pulling and wrote and created Utopia, and for film he wrote the screenplay for Black Sea, directed by Kevin MacDonald. He also wrote the book for the Olivier and Tony winning Matilda the Musical. In 2010 DNA became a set text on the GCSE English Literature syllabus.
Tim Minchin: Tim is a musician, actor, comedian, writer and director. He’s toured extensively in the US, UK and Australia, performing solo, with bands, and with symphony orchestras. He’s released five DVDs, the most recent recorded with the Heritage Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Screen acting credits include Robin Hood Origins (2018), Secret River (2015), and Californication (Season 6 - 2013). Stage acting credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Sydney Theatre Company) and Jesus Christ Superstar (UK/Australia tours). Tim has written extensively for theatre, and is the composer-lyricist of Matilda the Musical (with Dennis Kelly) and Groundhog Day the Musical (with Danny Rubin).
Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. He remains one of the world’s greatest storytellers and is celebrated annually by the world’s biggest author-based event, Roald Dahl Day – which is recognised across the globe on 13th September.
His first children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961 and was a huge hit. Every subsequent book became a best-seller.
Today, his stories are available in 59 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 250 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1971 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr Fox, and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award winning production of Matilda The Musical.
Note: Licensees must include the following with the Dahl bio:
All first-class foreign language licensees are required to use the Dahl branded logo (which shall not, for the avoidance of doubt, be licensed for use by non-first class professional and amateur licensees).

Video Warning

In accordance with the Performance License, you MUST include the following warning in all programs and in a pre-show announcement: