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Matilda The Musical - production images released of the new cast

Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Casting news

PRODUCTION images of the new cast of Matilda The Musical have been released. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical. Now in its seventh year in the West End, it is currently booking at the Cambridge Theatre until October 20, 2019.

From September 11, 2018, Hayden Tee will play Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Gina Beck will continue to play Miss Honey, having joined the company in September 2017, and Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda.

A new video has been released which sees the four Matildas learn acrobatics, clowning and juggling with Giffords Circus. To view it, click here.

The full adult cast also includes Alex Louize Bird, Jaye Elster, Glen Facey, Alex Hammond, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Bethany Kate, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, Malinda Parris, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Simon Shorten, Callum Train and Robert Tregoning.

The other young performers announced today (August 13, 2018) join the London company in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall and are as follows: Lois Abercrombie, Tom Brown, Emilia Bosi, Toby Brandon, Quincy Miller-Cole, Lottie Cook, Imogen Darwen, Jimmy Fordham Reed, Clara Freeman Alves, Stella Haden, Jobe Hart, Noah Leggott, Archie Lewis, Henry Littell, Austen Phelan, Marley Quinlan-Gardner, Daisy Statham, Cherry Vaughn-White and Rochelle Wyatt.

Jacob Bland, Mia Byers, Sadie Victoria Lim, Asher Ezequiel, Darmani Eboji and Sam Winser will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.

Hayden Tee, an award-winning musical theatre actor from New Zealand, trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia. Previous roles have included Javert in Les Miserables (Broadway/West End/International Tour), Joe Cable in South Pacific (Adelaide Festival Centre/Australian National Tour), Prof Bhaer in Little Women (Australian National Music Theatre), and Thomas Andrews in Titanic (Theatre Royal, Sydney).

Tee’s debut solo cabaret show Me to a Tee was performed to great acclaim in Sydney, Auckland and New York. Other cabaret shows include Quarterlife Crisis (Sydney), Hayden Tee (Sydney, Melbourne and New York) and Muftee which was a nightly cabaret and chat show which opened at the Stables Theatre, Sydney, in 2003 and ran for a record breaking seven months. His show The Gin is Cold…But the Piano Is Hot, which focused on the music of Kander and Ebb, also toured Australia.

Rob Compton is known for his work across stage, television and film. His theatre credits include (Manchester Palace, Manchester International Festival, and National Theatre), Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse), Mother Courage and her Children (The Lowry, Manchester), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), All the Fun of the Fair (UK Tour), Merlin and the Woods of Time and As You Like It (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), Great Expectations (English Touring Theatre/Watford Palace) and A Christmas Carol (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Compton’s screen work includes American Assassin, Rellik, Babs, Ripper Street, Silent Witness, EastEnders, and Endeavour.

Holly Dale Spencer is best known for previous stage roles such as Grace Farrell in Annie (Piccadilly Theatre/UK Tour), Nicky in Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Judy Haynes in White Christmas (Leeds Playhouse) and Sabrina in American Psycho (Almeida Theatre). Her other theatre credits include Holly Golightly and Words and Music (Sadler’s Wells), Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre/Old Vic), Oliver! and Children Will Listen (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour), and Crazy For You and Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre). She also appeared in the 2012 film adaption of Les Miserables.

Matilda The Musical has now been seen by eight million people worldwide, having toured to over 65 cities and played more than 6000 performances in the West End, on Broadway and on tour across North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Matilda The Musical will have its first non-English language production at the LG Arts Centre in Seoul, South Korea from September 2018.

New performance times (from September 12, 2018): Tuesday to Friday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Current performance times (until September 12): Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

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