New Zealand actor Hayden Tee, seen on Broadway as Javert in Les Misérables, will join the West End cast of Matilda The Musical in the role of Miss Trunchbull beginning September 11. The London production is currently playing its seventh year at the Cambridge Theatre, with tickets available through next fall.
Also joining the company will be Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, as well as Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown, who will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role. Gina Beck will stay with the production in the role of Miss Honey.
The adult company is made up of Alex Louize Bird, Jaye Elster, Glen Facey, Alex Hammond, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Bethany Kate, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, Malinda Parris, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Simon Shorten, Callum Train, and Robert Tregoning.
The young cast includes Jacob Bland, Mia Byers, Sadie Victoria Lim, Asher Ezequiel, Darmani Eboji and Sam Winser, who are staying with the show, as well as new additions Lois Abercrombie, Tom Brown, Emilia Bosi, Toby Brandon, Quincy Miller-Cole, Lottie Cook, Imogen Darwen, Jimmy Fordham Reed, Clara Freeman Alves, Stella Haden, Jobe Hart, Noah Leggott, Archie Lewis, Henry Littell, Austen Phelan, Marley Quinlan-Gardner, Daisy Statham, Cherry Vaughn-White, and Rochelle Wyatt.
Matilda played at the Sam Shubert Theatre on Broadway from April 2013 through January 2017. The musical won four Tony Awards as well as a Special Tony Award for young stars Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence, and Sophia Gennusa, who all shared the title role.