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Matilda tour casts Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull

Harper will take over the role in January 2019

Eliot Harper

A new Miss Trunchbull has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda.

Elliott Harper will play the role of the dastardly headmistress in the RSC's production, which continues on tour throughout 2019 until August 2019.

Harper's previous credits include Father Joe in The Exorcist at the Phoenix Theatre, Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre), Les Misérables (Queens Theatre) and The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre). He will take over from Tuesday 15 January at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Carly Thoms (Miss Honey) and Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill (Mr and Mrs Wormwood) will continue in their roles until the tour concludes its run at Norwich Theatre Royal on 17 August 2019.

The full adult cast includes Richard Astbury, Joe Atkinson, Nina Bell, Peter Bindloss, Oliver Bingham, Emily Bull, Samara Casteallo, Matthew Caputo, Matt Gillett, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Sam Lathwood, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Charlie Martin, Tom Mather, Anu Ogunmefun, Carly Thoms, Rebecca Thornhill, Sebastien Torkia, Adam Vaughan and Dawn Williams.

Matilda is shared by Sophia Ally, Scarlett Cecil, Annalise Bradbury, Poppy Jones, Emma Moore and Nicola Turner.

Matilda is Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's production which originally opened in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End in October 2011. The London production is still running and is currently booking until 2020.

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