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Also newly joining the cast are Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker, who will share the title role with Tasha Chapple and Lottie Sicilia, who continue in the production.
Els previously appeared on stage in Timon of Athens, Antigone and The Cherry Orchard (all at the National Theatre), and in the West End in Mamma Mia!, Never Forget and Spamalot. Screen credits include "Ripper Street," "The Bletchley Circle" and "Call The Midwife."
Also currently starring in the show are James Clyde (Mr. Wormwood), Haley Flaherty (Miss Honey) and Kay Murphy (Mrs. Wormwood).The adult cast also features Lucy Jane Adcock, Fabian Aloise, Ashley Cooper, Jonathan Cordin, Ashleigh Drew, Nicholas Duncan, Demi Goodman, William Kenning, Antony Lawrence, Max Parker, Lisa Davina Phillip, Charlotte Scott, Tommy Sherlock, Hollie Taylor, Amy Thornton, Jason Winter and Joshua Wyatt. Lara Denning will play the role of Miss Honey Sept. 29-Oct. 26.
To book tickets, which are currently on sale through May 24, contact the box office on 0844 412 4652, or visit www.matildathemusical.com.