West End musical theatre star Elliot Harper will join the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda The Musical, playing Miss Trunchbull from 15 January 2019.

Carly Thoms (Miss Honey), Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill (Mr and Mrs Wormwood) will continue in their roles until the tour concludes its run at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Elliot Harper’s first performance will be on 15 January 2019 at Theatre Royal Plymouth, the tour will then play dates at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (19 February – 23 March 2019), Edinburgh Playhouse (2 – 27 April 2019), The Bristol Hippodrome (7 May – 8 June 2019), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (11 June – 6 July 2019) and Norwich Theatre Royal (16 July – 17 August 2019).

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

Inspired by the Roald Dahl’s beloved book and produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company, Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and developed and directed by Matthew Warchus. It won a record breaking 7 Olivier Awards when it premiered in London and 4 Tony Awards on Broadway.

The West End production of Matilda The Musical is now booking until 24 May 2020 at the Cambridge Theatre, London