Monday, August 7

New adult cast for Matilda in London

A new adult cast has just been announced for Matilda the Musical  with effect from 12th September.  The show enters its sixth year in the West End and is currently booking until 27th  May 2018 at the Cambridge Theatre.

The new cast includes David Shannon (Miss Trunchbull), Gina Beck (Miss Honey), Tom Edden (Mr Wormwood) and Marianne Benedict (Mrs Wormwood)
Gina Beck  Beck's previous roles include Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre, US Tour), Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), Magnolia Hawks in Daniel Evan's production of Show Boat (New London Theatre) and Cosette in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre).

David Shannon will play Miss Trunchbull, with previous credits including The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), Chris in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane & UK Tour) and Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre).

Tony and Critic's Circle nominee Tom Edden, known for roles in One Man, Two Guvnors and Amadeus will play Mr Wormwood.

Marianne Benedict joins the production as Mrs Wormwood. She  most recently appeared as Grizabella in the UK tour of Cats.

The full adult cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train/Rudolpho and Robert Tregoning. The new children's cast will be announced in due course.

Matilda is currently booking until 27 May 2018 at the Cambridge Theatre. The UK tour starts on 5th  March 2018 into 2019.

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