Two cast changes in Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre
David Leonard will take over the role of Miss Trunchbull from 3 July 2012 (replacing Bertie Carvel) and Annette McLaughlin the role of Mrs Wormwood from 21 August 2012 (replacing Josie Walker). They will play alongside Haley Flaherty and Steve Furst who have recently joined the Company as Miss Honey and Mr Wormwood.
David Leonard's London stage credits include The Pitman Painters (National Theatre/tour); Factors Unforeseen, Monkey’s Uncle, Summer Again, The Marrying of Anne Leete (Orange Tree).
Annette McLaughlin's London stage credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Singin’ in the Rain, Anything Goes (National Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV, High Society (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Written on the Heart (RSC & West End), Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter, Chicago, Lenny, Damn Yankees, Beauty and the Beast, Crazy for You (West End).
Matilda The Musical 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.