In celebration of the new partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical and Radisson Blu Edwardian, London, members of the cast of the award-winning musical were photographed today enjoying the new official Matilda The Musical Afternoon Tea.
Craige Els and Haley Flaherty, who play Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey respectively, were joined by the four actresses who share the role of Matilda (Anna-Louise Knight, Lara McDonnell, Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker) at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street hotel, which is just across the road from the Cambridge Theatre. Matilda The Musical is booking through to 29 May 2016.
The official Matilda The Musical Afternoon Tea, which is now open for bookings at the stylish boutique four-star hotel, features an assortment of sandwiches, scones and desserts. Both adults and children alike can enjoy the menu’s decadent layered chocolate cake, fruit scones with clotted cream and preserves, and classic cucumber finger sandwiches, amongst other teatime treats. For grown-ups, there are also elderflower and prosecco jelly shots and mini bagels with Scottish smoked salmon. The children’s menu also comes with a few delicious extras, such as candied newts and apple mojito mocktails, plus a mystery Matilda gift.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street hotel has also created an official Matilda The Musical Cocktail, a clever yet simple twist on the iconic Bellini, which can also be enjoyed on its own or as part of an exclusive new two-course meal package.
Matilda The Musical has now received 50 awards in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York, and has been seen by over three million people worldwide. Sweeping the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards, Matilda The Musical has gone on to take Broadway by storm winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role. During 2015, the London and Broadway productions of Matilda The Musical are joined by the US tour which opened in Los Angeles in May and the Australian premiere in Sydney this August.
Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011.
Matilda The Musical is written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus.
Matilda The Musical is produced in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers. The production was developed with the support of Company Dramaturg Jeanie O’Hare and the RSC Literary Department.
Packages can be purchased online at: www.matildathemusical.com/showpackages
Matilda The Musical Afternoon Tea and Cocktail available to purchase from Scoff and Banter at the Mercer Street Hotel from 3 July.