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Matilda The Musical announces new children's cast as West End run extends into 2023

The RSC's Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. Photo by Manuel Harlan 8
The RSC's Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Matilda The Musical has announced a new children’s cast as it extends its West End run to May 2023.

Fresh from celebrating its tenth birthday, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit production is now booking to Sunday, 28 May 2023.

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Alongside the new booking period, a relaxed performance has been announced for Sunday 19 June 2022 at 3Pm. It will offer full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families. Tickets for the relaxed performance are bookable online at uk.matildathemusical.com/tickets/accessibility/

Meet the new Matilda The Musical cast!

The twentieth children’s cast for Matilda The Musical has also today been announced. Rehearsals are currently underway, with first performances from 22 March.

The young performers in the company 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.

Matilda The Musical is 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.

Alongside an ongoing West End production, an upcoming movie adaptation is also in the works.

Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures will release Matilda across the U.K. and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on 2 December 2022 for Christmas. Netflix will release the film in the rest of the world in December 2022.


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