The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Munday and Olivia Wells will join Lily-Mae Evans and Savannah Read in the title role of Matilda from 13 March 2018.
Also announced today is Matilda The Musical’s first ever online ticket lottery which will begin on Monday 5 March. The online rolling lottery offers the chance to purchase two Band A seats at £25 each for every performance. The lottery can be entered at any time for all performances in a two-week period and lucky winners will be notified 3 to 5 days in advance of being given a 24 hour window to book their tickets online.
In addition to the new ticket lottery, there will continue to be sixteen £5 tickets held for 16-25 year olds at every performance which are available to purchase in person from 10am on the day of each performance at the Cambridge Theatre Box Office.
The RSC’s Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland tour will have its first performance on Monday 5 March at Leicester Curve, where it will play until 24 March before touring to Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (4 – 28 April 2018), Sunderland Empire (8 May – 2 June 2018), Milton Keynes Theatre (5 – 30 June 2018), Birmingham Hippodrome (3 July – 8 September 2018), Manchester Palace (18 September – 24 November 2018) and Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (4 December – 12 January 2019).
The other young performers announced today join the London company in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall and are as follows: Isabella Aleppo, Bobby Beynon, Jacob Bland, Mia Byers, Imogen Darwen, Darmani Eboji, Asher Ezequiel, Daniel Etim Finnemore, Ashirah Foster Notice, Ruben Garcia, Mikey Impiazzi, Taziva-Faye Katsande, Jackson Laing, Sadie Victoria Lim, Madison Locks, Colby Mulgrew, Jack Riley and Sam Winser.
Omar Cain-Francis, Lucy Cheesman, Liberty Greig, Lauren Henson, Vaidile Jonikas, Mia McLoughlin and Martin Soosaipillai will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall.
The show’s forthcoming child cast change will see Lily-Mae, Sara, Savannah and Olivia join the current adult cast which includes David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull, Gina Beck as Miss Honey, and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
The full adult cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, Gina Beck, Marianne Benedict, David Birch, Tom Edden, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, David Shannon, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train and Robert Tregoning.
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