Matilda, the musical version of the much-loved Roald Dah l story, is going on tour around the country.

Previously, seeing Tim Minchin adaptation of the story of the gifted girl with extraordinary powers meant a trip to London but next year it will visit venues throughout the UK and Ireland.

North West fans of the incredible tale, among the most popular children鈥檚 books of all time, can see the show next September when the tour stops off in Manchester鈥檚 Palace Theatre.

Australian musican Minchin鈥檚 songs are interspersed between Matilda鈥檚 trials at school against the evil headmistress, Agatha Trunchbull.

The musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved 1988 novel
The musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved 1988 novel

There are also dates in Leicester, Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Palace Theatre dates are September 18 to 24, 2018.

General public ticket sales begin on April 26 via ATG Tickets.

For further information, log on to the official tour website .