Now booking until the 18th December and in its fifth year in the West End, Matilda The Musical has announced changes in the children’s cast. 

From the 15th March 2016, Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson are to join Evie Hone in the title role.

It has also been announced that as part of the celebrations of the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, the musical will be taking part in the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival (10 – ­21 February) on 18 February when the entirety of Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda will be read aloud by members of the public and special invited guests, including Lisa Davina Phillip as Mrs Phelps.

Olivier and Tony award winning set designer Rob Howell has also created a special installation, which will be hung in the Southbank Centre’s Clore Ballroom throughout the festival. The ‘Crunchem Catchem Spellem’ installation will consist of a giant satchel with brightly coloured lettered tiles exploding from within.

Having won seven awards at the 2012 Olivier awards, Matilda The Musical continues to take the world by storm winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role, with the Broadway production which opened in 2013.

The young performers who will be joining 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: Nael Ameen, Henry Austin, Owen Bagnall, Oliver Crouch, Ellie-Rose Eames, Taha Elamin, Twinkle Jaiswal,Thea Lamb, Oliver Llewelyn Williams, Maxim Samartsev, Josh Shadbolt, Harrison Wilding, Ynez Williams, Maisy-May Woods-Smeeth and Dora Yolland.

Leo Ayres, Fifi Bloomsbury-Khier, Tilly Cook, Bronte Cosgrave, Ellie Dadd, Carla Dixon, Sophia Keaveney, Joe Sheridan, Jacob Smith and Jamie Wilding will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.

Matilda the Musical continues to play at the Cambridge theatre and is currently booking until the 18th December 2016. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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