The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced a booking extension to Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
The show will now play right through 2024 – booking to 15 December 2024.
Matilda has won an impressive 101 international awards since it premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010, including 24 awards for Best Musical, and been seen by over 11 million people in 90 cities worldwide.
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The show is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and developed and directed by Matthew Warchus.
Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus have recently teamed up again, to revive their musical version of Groundhog Day – which is currently playing at The Old Vic in London.
The adult cast of the show currently includes Lauren Byrne (Miss Honey), Rakesh Boury (Mr Wormwood), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull), Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps) and Amy Ellen Richardson (Mrs Wormwood). The ensemble includes: Felipe Bejarano, Angeline Bell, Oliver Bingham, Liberty Buckland, Thea Bunting, Michael Gardiner, Aaron Jenkins, Kate Kenrick, Sam Lathwood, Connor Lewis, Dianté Lodge, Kira McPherson, Gemma Scholes, Alistair So and James Wolstenholme.
The four performers playing the title role are Victoria Alsina, Sophia Goodman, Laurel Sumberg and Heidi Williams.
The young performers in the current London company in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are as follows: Mia Atkinson, Florence Burt, Poppy Caton, Zuri-Michel Charalambou, Kylan Denis, Sekhani Dumezweni. Jude Farrant, Lily Hanna, Finley Harlett, Tia Isaac, Miley Kayongo, Shayla McCormack, Isabelle Mullally, Aidan Oti, Jasmine Nyenya, Raphaella Philbert, Jack Philpott, Riley Plummer, Jasmine Pottinger-Scott, Ashton Robertson, Leon Saunders, Joseph Sharpe, Andrei Shen, Noah Swer-Fox and Lucia Wratten.
The creative team of Matilda also includes design by Rob Howell, 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.