The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed its new adult cast led by David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull from the 12th September.
David Shannon is best known for playing some of the best known West End roles including The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Chris in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane & UK Tour) and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). Now he will be taking on the role of Miss Trunchbull in the RSC’s hit musical.
Also joining him in the cast will be Gina Beck as Miss Honey. Her previous stage credits include Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre & US Tour), Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Magnolia Hawks in Daniel Evan’s production of Show Boat (New London Theatre) and Cosette in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre).
Meanwhile, Tom Edden joins the cast of Matilda to play Mr Wormwood. His credits includes Amadeus (National Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, Adelphi Theatre, UK Tour & Music Box Theatre, Broadway) for which he received Tony and Critic’s Circle nominations and won The Drama Desk Award for his role as Alfie, and Oliver! (Sheffield Crucible).
Mariane Benedict’s (Mrs Wormwood) extensive stage credits include Women On A Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre).
The new children’s cast will be announced shortly.
Now in its sixth year in the West End, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved children’s story by Roald Dahl and features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
The production, directed by Matthew Warchus, has won numerous awards including seven Olivier Awards and four Tony awards since it first premiered at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010.
Matilda the Musical is currently booking at the Cambridge Theatre until the 28th May 2018. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, See Tickets.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.