Hayley Flaherty and Steve Furt Will Join Cast of West End's Matilda the Musical; New Matildas Also
28 Mar 2012
The West End production of Matilda the Musical will lose two of its current quartet of young actresses sharing the title role, for which they have been jointly nominated for this year's Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely will be replaced by Isobelle Molloy (currently playing Amanda Thripp) and Jade Marner from mid-April. They will join Cleo Demetriou and Eleanor Worthington Cox, who continue in the role.
Hayley Canham will also join the company in the role of Matilda from mid-August.
In adult roles, Hayley Flaherty and Steve Furst will take over from Lauren Ward and Paul Kaye, respectively, as Miss Honey and Mr. Wormwood beginning performances April 17.
Bertie Carvel will continue as Miss Trunchbull through July 1, and Josie Walker remains as Mrs. Wormwood along with the rest of the current adult cast.
Tickets are now also on sale through Feb. 17, 2013. To book, contact the box office on 0844 412 4652, or visit www.matildathemusical.com
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.