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The long-running West End hit announces new lead cast
The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced casting updates for their multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical which continues to run at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End where it is now in its sixth year. From 14 March 2017 the lead role of Matilda will be shared by Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore, Éva-Marie Saffrey and Abbie Vena.
Also remaining in cast are Craige Els as Miss Trunchbull, Michael Begley as Mr Wormwood, Miria Parvin as Miss Honey and Rebecca Thornhill who plays Mrs Wormwood. The rest of the adult cast comprises Richard Astbury, Oliver Brooks, Collette Coleman, Maria Graciano, Elliot Harper, Daniel Hope, Daniel Ioannou, Kate Kenrick, Katie Lee, Fergal McGoff, Tom Muggeridge, Matthew Rowland, Matthew Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Laura Tyrer and Sharlene Whyte.
The cast of young performers joining the West End production in three teams include Mylo Burton-Mays, Kira Caple, Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Charlotte Fallart, Regan Garcia, Ptolemy Gidney, Aiyana Goodfellow, Sebastian Harry, Angelina Li, Tilda Marriage Massey, Ben Robinson, Tori Louise Ryan and Kacy O’Sullivan.
Current child cast members Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Max Brophy, Olivia Calladine-Smith, Elena Cervesi, Miles Harcombe, Michael Hawkins, Sam Jennings, Craig Noakes, Tia Palamathanan and Scarlett Wennink will remain in the company.
Matilda the Musical opened at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End on 24 November 2011 following a run at the RSC's Stratford Upon Avon home. The West End production is currently booking to 17 December 2017.
Based on the book by Roald Dahl the musical has been adapted by Dennis Kelly with a score by Tim Minchin. Directed by Matthew Warchus it features choreography by Peter Darling, design by Rob Howell, sound by Simon Baker and lighting design by Hugh Vanstone.
Winner of over 75 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 6.5 million people worldwide. The production won a record-breaking seven awards at the 2012 Olivier Award Ceremony and has now played in 48 cities worldwide in London, Australia and on tour around North America.
Watch the new Matildas learning acrobatic tricks with Craige Els, who plays Miss Trunchbull:
Matilda the Musical tickets are on sale to 17 December 2017.