The cast also includes Stephen Jubber as Mr. Wormwood, Claire Taylor as Mrs. Wormwood, and Nompumelelo Mayiyane as Mrs. She loves Miss Honey more than her parents and her brother Michael. [12] The musical opened in London to uniformly positive reviews; Kaye and Carvel received high praise for their performances. This role also features as a parent during the openingnumber. On 4 April 2018, the tour opened at the Bord Gais Theatre in Dublin, with Jones again playing the leading role. "[115] Henry Hitchings' review in the Evening Standard ranked the piece five stars, praising the music and lyrics, book, set design, choreography, direction and performances. Gender: This cast change started with the departure of Elise Blake on 9 March along with other child cast members.

Up to5’5”. African, Caribbean, or non-Caucasian, may be required forcover. Matilda is shown to be a kind and caring girl who loves her friends. [7] The musical (originally titled Matilda, A Musical) opened at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on 9 December 2010 following previews from 9 November. School: On 5 September 2017, the RSC announced that three new girls would be stepping into the role of Matilda following the departure of Hardy, Saffrey, and Vena: Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin, and Savannah Read. Should ideally be a clown and could have an ex-punkish rocker voice. In the film, it isn't mentioned if her powers have limitations. Unknown to the escapologist, the girl's aunt is secretly cruel to her, forcing her to perform menial tasks and abusing her verbally and physically ("The Trick Started Well"). The Wormwoods arrive at the library in a panic, telling Matilda that she must leave with them because they are fleeing to Spain. Discover more about the main Matilda characters in this book by Roald Dahl. After a twelve-week trial run staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Stratford-upon-Avon from November 2010 to January 2011, it received its West End premiere on 24 November 2011 at the Cambridge Theatre and its Broadway premiere on 11 April 2013 at the Shubert Theatre.

Slight build, looks like a child. Matilda has received widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, winning seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical—at the time, the most such awards ever won by a single show.

Miss Jennifer Honey is Matilda’s teacher at Crunchem Hall Primary School.

Matilda sees Miss Trunchbull spin a small girl, Amanda Thripp around by her pigtails and throw her across the playing field. On 1 June 2013, Tim Minchin announced during an interview that the show was preparing for a US national tour. [129], Principal roles and original cast members, Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, "Clybourne Park, Matilda, and Suchet honored in London's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards", "Peter Hall and Derek Jacobi among winners at Theatre Awards UK", "Matilda musical breaks Olivier awards record", "Play about maths genius equals Matilda's record", "Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes", "Royal Shakespeare Company stages world premiere of Roald Dahl's Matilda in winter 2010", "RSC Presents Premiere of New Musical Matilda, Opening Dec. 9; Matthew Warchus Directs", "Matilda, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon", Waltzing Matilda: Dahl's classic dances on to the stage, "West End Musical Matilda Will Now Begin Performances October 25", "Matilda - review Cambridge Theatre, London", "Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre is hilarious, moving and magical", "peter hall and derek jacobi among winners", "Frankensteins Share Best Actor in Standard Awards, Smith Wins with Flare Date: 20 November 2011", "Latest News - Matilda The Musical London", "RSC announces four new girls for West End, "Matilda Meets Her Maj At 100th Royal Variety Bash", "Watch the West End Cast of Matilda Perform a 'Naughty' Medley at Royal Variety Performance", "MATILDA To Open Broadcast of BBC Children In Need!

[126] A review in USA Today said the show tries too hard to be clever, but it is affecting and enchanting. The next cast change was announced on 2 March 2018. Both girls sang "Naughty". Mirra and Torelli made their debuts in Sydney's final week on 24 and 27 February respectively. [44][45] While Sieber recovered from his injury, understudy Ben Thompson played the role for a limited engagement. [citation needed]. Bound by their contract, they perform their feat, which goes well until the last moment when the acrobat is fatally injured, living just long enough to give birth to a girl. The deluxe version features Matilda's stories of the Acrobat and the Escapologist, the song "Perhaps a Child" sung by Sergei, which was cut from the show early on in the Stratford previews due to time constraints, but the final lines was included in the Broadway show as "This Little Girl Reprise". Strazza and Shuck debuted in the role on 24 and 31 August while Madore and Feinstein had their debuts on 7 and 14 September. Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. At the 2013 Tony Awards, the show won five awards, including the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. The reviews of the London performances were also very positive. [55] Three girls would alternate in the lead role: Mia Sinclair Jenness, Gabby Gutierrez, and Mabel Tyler. female Poston had her debut on the tour's opening night in Singapore. The production closed on 10 December 2017. Lavender, Nigel, Ruper, Eric, Wilfred and Hortensia are Matilda’s friends and classmates at Crunchem Hall Primary School. Ben Brantley, writing for The New York Times, called the adaptation "a sweet and sharp-witted work of translation, which ... turns dark and sodden anxieties into bright and buoyant fantasies [that address] a raging thirst these days for [such] tonics". Shine your boots and celebrate YOU in KINKY BOOTS! [26] This team began performances on 12 September 2017. Mrs. Phelps is the local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. [123] Elisabeth Vincentelli's review in the New York Post said, "Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway. Hardy, Saffrey, and Vena departed the production on 12 September 2017. "[121], Most of the New York critics gave the Broadway transfer their highest marks. In the musical, Matilda possesses a psychic connection with Miss Honey, having visions of Miss Honey's life with herself in Miss Honey's shoes. As he comforts his daughter, he promises her he will always be there for her. The tour cast was announced on 28 August 2018 Lilla Fleischmann, Kitty Harris, and Morgan Santo in the role of Matilda. Christopher Sieber (Finally) Steps Into, "Four New Magical Maggots Join the Cast of, "Amy Spanger, Allison Case & More Begin Performances in Matilda on Broadway", "Tim Minchin Reveals Plans for MATILDA US Tour, Film? The album also included "Naughty" with all four Broadway Matildas singing. [13][14] Many of the principal adult cast from the Stratford run reprised their roles in London. On 18 March 2019, a new cast change was announced. Age 30 to40ish. The instrumentation uses a ten-to-thirteen-piece orchestra, including keyboards, reeds, brass, strings and percussion. [22] They performed a medley, with Georgia as Matilda. This is the full version speech that is heard in part, before, during and after "Quiet" in the show[87], A new Original Broadway cast album was released on 22 September 2013 as a CD. Tim Minchin, the Australian comedian who wrote the lyrics and music for Matilda, first tried to get the rights to make Matilda the Musical just after Roal Dahl's death in 1990, but he wasn't successful until many years later. Mr. Wormwood agrees to let Matilda live with Miss Honey. When Miss Honey first became a teacher, her aunt produced a bill detailing everything Miss Honey consumed as a child, along with other expenses, and forced her to sign a contract binding her to pay it all back. As such, its attractions may be limited to younger spectators and die-hard Dahl fans.