The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore and Éva-Marie Saffrey will join Abbie Vena the title role of Matilda from 14 March.
To mark the arrival of the show’s new young actresses, a video has been released of the four girls learning acrobatic tricks and skills with their fellow cast member Craige Els, who plays Miss Trunchbull.
Winner of over 75 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical has been seen by more than 6.5 million people worldwide.
Having swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking seven awards, Matilda The Musical has now played in 48 cities worldwide and continues to delight audiences in London, Australia and on tour around North America.
After opening to rave reviews and winning a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Musical in 2015, the Australian production played a sold-out season at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. In July 2016, the production won all 13 Helpmann Awards for which it was nominated – a new record. The tour continues to Perth and Adelaide.
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 the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.
Matilda The Musical is produced in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers. The production was developed with the support of Company Dramaturg Jeanie O’Hare and the RSC Literary Department.
MATILDA is playing at the Cambridge Theatre until 17 December 2017. Book tickets
Photo: Helen Maybanks