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New cast announced for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre
New cast announced for Matilda the Musical.
The show is preparing to celebrate its fifth birthday in London's West End, after officially opening on 24 November 2011, following previews from 25 October 2011. The production has also extended its booking period to 15 October 2017, with tickets going on sale on 13 September 2016 - the day of Roald Dahl's centenary.
Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role from 13 September, joining previous cast members Craige Els (Miss Trunchbull), Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood).
The full new adult cast from 13 September 2016 will include: 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 roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the children will be played by: Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Molly Beech, Hannah Bouhamdi, Max Brophy, Olivia Calladine-Smith, Elena Cervesi, Lydia Coghlan, Anya Evans, Miles Harcombe, Michael Hawkins, Sam Jennings, Harrison Langham, Ben Lewis, Craig Noakes, Tia Palamathanan, Owen Pennington, Charlotte Ross-Gower, Alexander Stuckey, Felix Warrenand Scarlett Wennink. Oliver Llewelyn-Williams, Maxim Samartsev, Ynez Williams, Maisy-May Woods-Smeeth and Dora Yolland will continue in their current roles.
Matilda the Musical is written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. It is directed by Matthew Warchus and features design by Rob Howell, choreography by Peter Darling, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve.