Matilda extends to 17 Feb 2013 - Cast Changes

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has extended its booking period at the Cambridge Theatre by 4 months to 17 March 2013.

Casting update: Hayley Flaherty and Steve Furst will take over from Paul Kaye and Lauren Ward as Mr Wormwood and Miss Honey, respectively, from Tuesday 17 April 2012. Bertie Carvel will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull until Sunday 1 July 2012. Josie Walker will continue in the role of Mrs Wormwood.

It is written by Roald Dahl, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, designed by Rob Howell, sound by Simon Baker, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, choreography by Peter Darling, musical supervision and orchestration by Christopher Nightingale, special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Matilda The Musical - a story about a girl with extraordinary powers - opened at the Cambridge Theatre to favourable reviews on 24 Nov 2011 following previews from 25 Oct 2011. "It is the best new British musical since Billy Elliot." Charles Spencer for The Telegraph; "It's an evening of unadulterated bliss." Lyn Gardner for The Guardian; "A beasty baddie and stonking songs" Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail.

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