Craige Els will take over as savage headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Matilda from September, playing alongside James Clyde (Mr Wormwood), Haley Flaherty (Miss Honey) and Kay Murphy (Mrs Wormwood).
Els has previously appeared on stage in Timon of Athens, Antigone and The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre and on screen in Ripper Street, The Bletchley Circle and Call The Midwife.
His other theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre), The New Yorkers (Sadler's Wells), Never Forget (West End and Tour) and Spamalot (West End).