New cast for Matilda the Musical

New Cast Announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End

Georgina Varley
Georgina Varley

A new cast has been announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End. Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time on 11 September 2018. Joining him will be Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer who will portray Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Child actors Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda. Gina Beck continues for a second year in the role of Miss Honey. 

Hayden Tee is an award-winning musical theatre actor from New Zealand. He has previously portrayed Javert in Les Miserables (Broadway, West End and International Tour), Joe Cable in South Pacific (Adelaide Festival Centre and Australian National Tour), Prof Bhaer in Little Women (Australian National Music Theatre), and Thomas Andrews in Titanic (Theatre Royal, Sydney).

Rob Compton is known for his work across stage, television and film. His theatre credits include (Manchester Palace, Manchester International Festival, and National Theatre), Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse), Mother Courage and her Children (The Lowry, Manchester), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), All the Fun of the Fair (UK Tour), Merlin and the Woods of Time and As You Like It (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (West Yorkshire Playhouse). 

Holly Dale Spencer is best known for her stage roles such as Grace Farrell in Annie (Piccadilly Theatre and UK Tour), Nicky in Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Judy Haynes in White Christmas (Leeds Playhouse) and Sabrina in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre). 

The full adult cast includes Alex Louize Bird, Gina Beck, Rob Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Jaye Elster, Glen Facey, Alex Hammond, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Bethany Kate, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, Malinda Parris, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Simon Shorten, Hayden Tee, Callum Train and Robert Tregoning.

The other young performers announced today join the London company in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are as follows: Lois Abercrombie, Tom Brown, Emilia Bosi, Toby Brandon, Quincy Miller-Cole, Lottie Cook, Imogen Darwen, Jimmy Fordham Reed, Clara Freeman Alves, Stella Haden, Jobe Hart, Noah Leggott, Archie Lewis, Henry Littell, Austen Phelan, Marley Quinlan-Gardner, Daisy Statham, Cherry Vaughn-White and Rochelle Wyatt.

Jacob Bland, Mia Byers, Sadie Victoria Lim, Asher Ezequiel, Darmani Eboji and Sam Winser will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.

Matilda opened in London's West End following a run in Stratford-upon-Avon at the RSC. It went on to win seven Olivier Awards (a record for a musical), including Best New Musical, and the show transferred to Broadway in 2013. The RSC production is currently playing its seventh year in the West End and is booking until 20 October 2019.

Matilda Tickets are available now.

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