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The RSC announces new child casting for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

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THE Royal Shakespeare Company has announced new child casting for the Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland Tour with Sophia Ally and Scarlett Cecil joining Annalise Bradbury and Nicola Turner in sharing the title role of Matilda from August 29, 2018.

The other young performers announced today (August 23, 2018) will join the UK and Ireland Tour in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall.

And they are Evie Allen, Joseph Black, Georgia Mae Brown, Jessica Chalmers, Cuba Kamanu, Tom Lomas, Adam Lord, Maddison Lowe, Ilan Miller, Felicity Mitson, Toby Mocrei, Ashton Murphy, Joely Robertson, Ruaridh Sinnott, Kit Swaddling, Chantelle Tonolete and Harry Wilson.

The previously announced adult cast includes Craige Els who, having played Miss Trunchbull in the West End for three years from 2014 to 2017, reprised the role when the tour began in March and will remain in the company until January 12, 2019.

Carly Thoms (Miss Honey), and Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill (Mr and Mrs Wormwood) will continue in their roles until the tour concludes its run at Norwich Theatre Royal on August 17, 2019.

The adult cast also includes Joe Atkinson, Nina Bell, Peter Bindloss, Oliver Bingham, Emily Bull, Samara Casteallo, Matthew Caputo, Matt Gillett, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Sam Lathwood, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Charlie Martin, Anu Ogunmefun, Taylor Walker, Adam Vaughan and Dawn Williams.

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical opened at Leicester Curve on March 15, 2018 to rave reviews and is currently playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The tour will then play at Manchester Palace (September 18 to November 24), Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (December 4 to January 12, 2019), Theatre Royal Plymouth (January 15 to February 16, 2019), the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (February 19 to March 23, 2019), Edinburgh Playhouse (April 2 to April 27, 2019), The Bristol Hippodrome (May 7 to June 8, 2019), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (June 11 to July 6, 2019) and Norwich Theatre Royal (July 16 to August 17, 2019).

The West End production continues to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and is booking until October 20, 2019.