New cast for RSC’s Matilda

Published: 26 July 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Maisie Mardle, Heidi Williams, Laurel Sumberg and Victoria Alsina who will share the title role in the RSC’s Matilda the Musical Credit: Ellie Kurttz

A new cast has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical which is in its tenth year at the Cambridge Theatre.

Victoria Alsina, Laurel Sumberg and Heidi Williams will join Maisie Mardle in the title role of Matilda, with their first performances from 13 September.

The role of Miss Honey will be played by Lauren Byrne. Rakesh Boury and Amy Ellen Richardson will join the company to play Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Current cast members Elliot Harper and Landi Oshinowo will continue as Miss Trunchbull and Mrs Phelps respectively.

Felipe Bejarano, Angeline Bell, Oliver Bingham, Thea Bunting, Michael Gardiner, Aaron Jenkins, Sam Lathwood, Dianté Lodge, Kira McPherson, Alistair So and James Wolstenholme will join the existing adult cast which includes Liberty Buckland, Kate Kenrick, Connor Lewis and Gemma Scholes.

The other young performers who will join the London company in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are Mia Atkinson, Leo Babet, Florence Burt, Poppy Caton, Zuri-Michel Charalambou, Brodie Edwards, Jude Farrant, Riotafari Gardner, Finley Hartlett, Lily Hanna, Tia Isaac, Miley Kayongo, Shayla McCormack, Isabelle Mullallay, Jasmine Nyenya, Raphaella Philbert, Jack Philpott, Riley Plummer, Jasmine Pottinger-Scott, Ashton Robertson, Leon Saunders, Andrei Shen-U Shen, Noah Swer-Fox and Lucia Wratten. Kylan Denis will continue as one of the actors who share the role of Bruce.

Matilda the Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. It was developed by and is directed by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve. It is booking until 28 May 2023.

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