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Miss Trunchbull’s chair comes to Covent Garden

Miss Trunchbull's chair in Covent Garden

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THE Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has partnered with Covent Garden, the ultimate destination for a magical festive experience, to offer visitors a rare opportunity to sit in Miss Trunchbull’s chair, if they dare.

Designed and built by the set and costume designer for the show, Rob Howell, the iconic headmistress’ chair is positioned on a book plinth in Central Avenue in Covent Garden until Sunday, January 6, 2019 to delight shoppers and add to Covent Garden’s interactive family offering.

The 1.2m wide and 3.5m high steel chair was made by nine people and took 200 hours to create. The installation is a short walk away from the Cambridge Theatre, home of Matilda The Musical.

Gina Beck who plays Miss Honey in the multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical and Sara Munday who is one of the four actresses who share the title role, joined Covent Garden shoppers to switch on their world-famous Christmas lights alongside The Kingdom Choir and Paloma Faith on Tuesday, November 13.

The West End production of Matilda The Musical is booking until May 24, 2020 whilst the UK and Ireland Tour will be playing in cities across the country until August 17, 2019. For more information visit

Matilda The Musical production images.