'Matilda The Musical' extends performances until May 2025

The musical, which has been seen by 11 million people, will also star a new cast of children in the title role. The production has been in the West End for 13 years.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's Matilda The Musical has announced performances through to May 2025, with a new group of children cast in the title role.

Anna Deikalo, Ava Posniak, and Sophia Saravanan will join Estella Evans in performing as Matilda, with their first shows from 12 March.

The other young performers joining the London company in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Nigel, and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall include Nesim Adnan, Ryo Appadu, Chloe Boyle, Amelia-Grace Cambridge, Caoimhe Fisher, Jesamine-Bleu Gibbs, Matthias Green, Daisy Jeffcoate, Kaylen Luke, Lola McCourtie, Yvie Moore, Harry Newby, Alex Prior, Frankie Treadaway, and Marnie Rae Warren-Baker.

The new performers join the existing young cast, which includes Jake Durant, Max Garlick, Lilia Guinoubi, Coco-Lili Hodder, Zarian Marcel Obatarhe, Elliott Marsden, Toryn O’Callaghan, Kristiano Ricardo, Harriet Rogers, and Archie Smith.

The adult cast stars Rakesh Boury (Mr Wormwood), Kieran Hill (Miss Trunchbull), Amy Ellen Richardson (Mrs Wormwood), and Lydia White (Miss Honey), with Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Thea Bunting, Ronan Burns, Ella Caldwell, Stan Doughty, Nolan Edwards, Karina Hind, Aaron Jenkins, Sam Lathwood, Sean Lopeman, Ruairidh McDonald, Kane Oliver Parry, Roan Pronk, Gabrielle Davina Smith, Deborah Tracey, and Lauren Varnham making up the ensemble.

Now in its 13th year in London, Matilda The Musical has been seen by 11 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide.

Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and developed and directed by Matthew Warchus, the production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music, and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker, and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve.

This anarchic production about a strong and determined heroine with a vivid imagination is based on the 1988 novel Matilda by Roald Dahl. Dahel's book was also made into a 1996 film, starring and directed by Danny DeVito.

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