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New Matilda West End cast announced

Gina Beck will stay on in the production for a second year, with a new cast announced

The current cast of Matilda
The current cast of Matilda
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New casting has been announced for the West End production of Matilda, which continues at the Cambridge Theatre and is booking until October 2019.

Hayden Tee (Les Misérables, South Pacific) joins the cast as Mrs Trunchbull, with Rob Compton ( and Holly Dale Spencer (Annie) playing Mr and Mrs Wormwood respectively. Gina Beck will continue in her role of Miss Honey for another year.

Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells as the titular role.

The show 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.

The other young performers announced today join the London company in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall and are as follows: Lois Abercrombie, Tom Brown, Emilia Bosi, Toby Brandon, Quincy Miller-Cole, Lottie Cook, Imogen Darwen, Jimmy Fordham Reed, Clara Freeman Alves, Stella Haden, Jobe Hart, Noah Leggott, Archie Lewis, Henry Littell, Austen Phelan, Marley Quinlan-Gardner, Daisy Statham, Cherry Vaughn-White and Rochelle Wyatt.

The show is also currently on a UK and Ireland tour until August 2019.

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