Four new Matildas are among the recent cast changes of the RSC musical sensation that has mesmerised audiences of the Cambridge Theatre, London, since it transferred there from the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, in October 2011.
From mid August, Lucy-Mae Beacock, Hayley Canham, Chloe Hawthorn and Lara Wollington, will sing their socks off when they take to the stage to share the title role of Matilda in the seven-time Oliver award-winning production.
Under the direction of Matthew Warchus, with stunning set and costume design from Rob Howell, the songs and lyrical brilliance of Australian funnyman Tim Minchin and the thrilling energy of Peter Darling’s seamless choreography, playwright, Dennis Kelly’s adaptation of this bittersweet story will astonish and delight children and adults alike, leaving you fizz full of Roald Dahl Magic. There are even booster seats for little people so no one will miss a peep of this grinningly good musical.
In addition to the Matildas, there are more new names at Crunchem Hall as Samantha Allison, India Ria Amarteifio, Robyn Ashwood, Zak Baker, Cally Callaghan, Amy Charlton, Jess Daugirda, Samantha Delaney, Oliver Finnegan, Terrell Forde, James Gardner, Lauren Halil, Holly Hazelton, Noga Inspector, Finley Jury, Brooke Kelly, Uwan Lam, George Littell, Marcus May, Ben Middleton, James Moore, Elliot Reeve, Max Stephens, Joshua Tikare and Ella Yard are added to the register to play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Alice, Tommy, Eric, Nigel, Hortensia and the other children.
From the 21st August, Annette McLaughlin will take the part of Mrs Wormwood, starring alongside Steve Furst (Mr Wormwood), David Leonard (Miss Trunchbull) and Haley Flaherty (Miss Honey). Also in August, Fabian Aloise, Charles Brunton, Billy Cullum, Joseph Davenport, Lara Denning, Mark Goldthorp, Jack Greaves, Madeline Harlan, Joshua Lay, Lucy Miller and Tommy Sherlock will join the already spectacular cast.
The marvellous Matilda will transfer to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre in March 2013. New York casting has yet to be announced.
With extended booking until February 2013 in London's West End, now’s your chance to grab tickets for this electrifying show. Just make sure you don’t catch the eye of the ferociously frightening Miss Trunchbull!