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The RSC announces new Miss Trunchbull for the UK & Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical

Elliot Harper

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THE ROYAL Shakespeare Company has announced that Elliot Harper will play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical’s UK and Ireland Tour from Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

The tour will then play at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (February 19 – March 23), Edinburgh Playhouse (April 2 – 27), The Bristol Hippodrome (May 7 – June 8), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (June 11 – July 6) and Norwich Theatre Royal (July 16 – August 17).

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.

Elliot Harper’s West End theatre credits include Father Joe in The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre), Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre), Les Misérables (Queens Theatre) and The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre).

His stage credits elsewhere include Sweet Charity (Watermill Theatre), A Study In Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse), The Silver Tassie (Druid/Lincoln Center NY), Rope, Arsenic and Old Lace (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Big Sleep (The Mill At Sonning), As You Like It, Deathtrap, The Taming of the Shrew, The Talented Mr Ripley and Travels with my Aunt (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), and the UK touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Buddy Holly Story.

Harper’s film and television credits include Howard Goodall’s 20th Century Greats (Tiger Aspect), Showroom, which was a winning film at SXSW Film Festival, and The Egg and Masters of the Universe (Asalva Productions).

The full adult cast of Matilda also includes Richard Astbury, 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, Tom Mather, Anu Ogunmefun, Adam Vaughan and Dawn Williams.

The role of Matilda is shared by Sophia Ally, Scarlett Cecil, Annalise Bradbury, Poppy Jones, Emma Moore and Nicola Turner.

The other young performers in 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 are: Evie Allen, Louella Asante-Owusu, Joseph Black, Georgia Mae Brown, Isobelle Chalmers, Jessica Chalmers, Madeline Gilby, Sheldon Golding, Cuba Kamanu, Tom Lomas, Adam Lord, Maddison Lowe, Ilan Miller, Felicity Mitson, Toby Mocrei, Ashton Murphy, Joely Robertson, Ruaridh Sinnott, Kit Swaddling, Chantelle Tonolete, Harrison Wilding and Harry Wilson.

An adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel, Matilda The Musical is the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Read more about the UK & Ireland Tour.

The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its eighth year and booking until May 24, 2020.