WATCH: Meet The New Matildas Joining The Show!

The are three new Matildas joining the cast of the West End smash! 

Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical

They start their run today (12th September).

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

Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical - Lily-Mae Evans, Emma Moore,  Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read (l-r) Credit Manuel Harlan
Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical - Lily-Mae Evans, Emma Moore, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read (l-r) Credit Manuel Harlan

 

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.

Matilda performing at West End Live 2016.
Matilda performing at West End Live 2016.

 

The other young performers announced today 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.

Matilda The Musical. Credit Manuel Harlan
Matilda The Musical. Credit Manuel Harlan

 

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.

Seen by over 7 million people across more than 60 cities and playing more than 5300 performances worldwide, Matilda The Musical is now preparing for its first UK and Ireland tour, beginning in March 2018, and running alongside the continuing West End production. Winner of 86 major international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the hit show is now the longest running production to play at the Cambridge Theatre.

Matilda The Musical. Credit Manuel Harlan
Matilda The Musical. Credit Manuel Harlan

 

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews.

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