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New cast announced for Matilda The Musical

New principal cast members include Miria Parvin, Michael Begley and Rebecca Thornhill

Miria Parvin will play Miss Honey
Miria Parvin will play Miss Honey

New casting has been announced for the WhatsOnStage Award-winning Matilda.

Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role, alongside Michael Begley as Mr Wormwood, Miria Parvin as Miss Honey and Rebecca Thornhill Mrs Wormwood.

Begley’s recent theatre credits include After Electra directed by Samuel West (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre), Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic) and If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre).

Parvin recently starred in Once (Phoenix Theatre), as well as Starlight Express and Footloose. Rebecca Thornhill was Olivier Award-nominated for her performance in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre).

The cast will join the RSC's production at the Cambridge Theatre in September, with Craige Els continuing in the role of Miss Trunchbull.

The young performers who will play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda, Nigel, Eric and the other pupils at Crunchem Hall from September are as follows: Leo Ayres, Charlie Barnard, Thomas Berry, Fifi Bloomsbury-Khier, Tilly Cook, Bronte Cosgrave, Ellie Dadd, Connor Deeks, Carla Dixon, Dayna Dixon, Denzel Eboji, Keyaan Hameed, Hannah Hague, Darcy Hillhouse, Caoimhe Judd, Sophie Keaveney, Demi Olawovin, Ben Perkins, Max Reader, Jason Rennie, Joe Sheridan, Jacob Smith, Eva Trodd, Harrison Vaughan and Jamie Wilding.

The adult cast also includes Fabian Aloise, Robbie Boyle, John Brannoch, Oliver Brooks, Jonathan Cordin, Olly Dobson, Demi Goodman, Elliot Harper, Will Hawksworth, Kate Kenrick, Rachel Moran, Tom Muggeridge, Matt Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Charlotte Scott, Laura Tyrer and Sharlene Whyte.

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s popular book, Matilda premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011.

Tickets are now on sale until May 2016 at the Cambridge Theatre.

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