The Royal Shakespeare Company’s smash-hit family musical Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre has added new dates, extending its run until 28 May 2023.
Thousands of new tickets are now on sale for the show.
There will also be a relaxed performance scheduled for Sunday 19 June 2022 at 3pm offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families.
Also today, a new children’s cast for the show has been announced – the 20th of the London run. Their first performances will be from 22 March, and the young performers are now: Hari Aggarwal, Aydin Ahmed, Thommy Bailey Vine, Tilly-Raye Bayer, Sienna Clarke, Kylan Denis, Drew Edwards, Robyn Elwell, Rory Finnegan, Alexander Fitzgerald, Rosie Gell-Marquez, Rudy Gibson, Isla Gie, Beth Gilmour, Gracie Hodson-Prior, Rafferty Ison, Isabella Jonsson, Darcy Kelly, Maisie Mardle, Joshua Moabi, Keanna-Skye O’Quinn, Bella Perdoni, Chancé Quaye, Scarlett Jayne Rackham, Bren Reilly, Niamh Ritchie, Jacob Savva, Jayden Seder and Ethan Sokontwe.
Adapted from the much-loved Roald Dahl book and commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matilda The Musical has won 99 international awards including 24 for Best Musical and has been seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide. A tonic for audiences of all ages, this anarchic production about a strong and determined heroine with a vivid imagination has welcomed almost 4 million audience members in London where it recently celebrated 10 years in the West End.
Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and developed and directed by Matthew Warchus, the theatre 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 the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.
A new film version of the musical is in production directed by Matthew Warchus, adapted for the screen by Dennis Kelly, with the music and lyrics of Tim Minchin. Starring Emma Thompson, Andrea Riseborough, Stephen Graham and Lashana Lynch, the movie will be released in the UK on 2 December 2022 for Christmas, with a Netflix in the rest of the world in December 2022.
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