The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical will welcome Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore, and Éva-Marie Saffrey in the title role beginning March 14. The young actors join Abbie Vena, who is currently playing the young girl with magical powers.
RSC has released a video introducing the new stars, in which they learn acrobatics with co-stars Vena and Craig Els, who plays Miss Trunchbull—watch it above.
Based on the celebrated Roald Dahl story, Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The 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 special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve.
Also joining the London company, playing the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda, and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are Mylo Burton-Mays, Kira Caple, Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Charlotte Fallart, Regan Garcia, Ptolemy Gidney, Aiyana Goodfellow, Sebastian Harry, Angelina Li, Tilda Marriage Massey, Ben Robinson, Tori Louise Ryan, and Kacy O’Sullivan. Child cast members Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Max Brophy, Olivia Calladine-Smith, Elena Cervesi, Miles Harcombe, Michael Hawkins, Sam Jennings, Craig Noakes, Tia Palamathanan, and Scarlett Wennink will remain in the company.
Also remaining in the adult company are Michael Begley as Mr. Wormwood, Miria Parvin as Miss Honey, and Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs. Wormwood. The rest of the adult cast is made up of Richard Astbury, Oliver Brooks, Collette Coleman, Maria Graciano, Elliot Harper, Daniel Hope, Daniel Ioannou, Kate Kenrick, Katie Lee, Fergal McGoff, Tom Muggeridge, Matthew Rowland, Matthew Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Laura Tyrer, and Sharlene Whyte.
Performances take place at the Cambridge Theatre, and tickets are currently on sale through December 17. For more information visit matildathemusical.com.