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New children's casting announced for the RSC's Matilda The Musical

Casting news

THE Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has announced that Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda from September 12, 2017.

The multi award-winning production is about to enter its seventh year in the West End and is booking at the Cambridge Theatre until May 27, 2018.

To mark the arrival of the new children’s cast, a video has been released of the four young actresses as they take to the floor at Pineapple Studios, under the tutelage of Rebecca Thornhill, who plays Matilda’s mum and bi-annual international amateur Salsa and Ballroom Dancing Championship competitor Mrs Wormwood.

The show’s forthcoming cast change will see Lily-Mae, Kitty, Savannah and Emma join the recently announced new adult company, which includes David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull, Gina Beck as Miss Honey, and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Read more.

The other young performers announced 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: Bill Bekele, Joe Butler-Smith, Omar Cain-Francis, Halle Cassell, Lucy Cheesman, Liberty Greig, Lauren Henson, Callum Hudson, Vaidile Jonikas, Mia McLoughlin, Miller Morris, Palmer Newson, Rocco Peacock, Lottie Refet, Finn Richards, Martin Soosaipillai, Will Tarpey and Alex Wenham.

Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Sebastian Harry, Tori Louise Ryan, Tilda Marriage Massey and Kacy O’Sullivan will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.

The full adult cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train and Robert Tregoning.

Production images.

Image: Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical – Lily-Mae Evans, Emma Moore, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read (l-r). Photo credit: Manuel Harlan.