The West End production is set to resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre from the 16th September.
Rehearsals have begun for Matilda the Musical, which is set to resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre from next month, with a new video having being released marking the cast and company’s first day back working on the show.
Based on Roald Dahl’s book, Matilda the Musical follows the adventures of an extraordinary little girl as she dares to make a stand and change her destiny – while challenging the terrifying Miss Trunchbull. It features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and has been written for the stage by Dennis Kelly.
The cast for the production’s return is led by Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon – all of whom will share the title role. Meanwhile, the other young performers in the production who will be playing the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are as follows: Hari Aggarwal, Thommy Bailey Vine, Kieron Bell, Tom Bonomini, Drew Edwards, Robyn Elwell, Rory Finnegan, Darcy Kelly, Ben Lee, Keanna-Skye O’Quinn, Nicholas Parris, Bella Perdoni, Chancé Quaye, Scarlett Jayne Rackham, Bren Reilly, Niamh Ritchie, Jacob Savva, Jayden Seder and Alex Stockton. Kaspar Cahill-Ritter, Sienna Clarke, Rosie Gell-Marquez, Beth Gilmour, Louie Gray, and Gracie Hodson-Prior will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.
Meanwhile, the adult cast is set to include Carly Thoms as Miss Honey, Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull, Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood and Annette McLaughlin who will be returning to the company in the role of Mrs Wormwood, taking over from Marianne Benedict. The other adult cast members include: Liberty Buckland, Georgia Carling, Roger Dipper, Katrina Dix, Kate Kenrick, Ben Kerr, Matt Krzan, Connor Lewis, Tom Mather, Bryan Mottram, Kane Oliver Parry, Landi Oshinowo, Ryan Pidgen, James Revell, Gemma Scholes and Dawn Williams.
The musical was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and premiered at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon home in 2010, before transferring to the West End in October 2011. It has gone on to win numerous awards including seven Olivier Awards.
The creative team behind the production includes: direction by Matthew Warchus, designs by Rob Howell, choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.
Matilda the Musical will resume performances at the Cambridge Theatre from the 16th September. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct or London Theatre Direct.