There’s a piece of the rebellious spirit of Matilda The Musical in us all – and that’s just one of many reasons the multi-Olivier Award-winning musical is celebrating its 7 year birthday at the Cambridge Theatre today.
And as the witty Royal Shakespeare Company show enters its eight West End year, it’s released a whole treasure trove of images of the latest Matilda cast in action.
Hayden Tee stars as Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood, and Gina Beck who joined the company Miss Honey in 2017. Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown have joined Sara Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda.
And you can see them all strutting their stuff on stage below, thanks to photographer Manuel Harlan.
Having started life premiering at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010, Matilda The Musical won a record-breaking (at the time) seven Olivier Awards when it opened in London’s West End in 2011, and four Tony Awards when it subsequently transferred to Broadway in 2013; on both continents, it was named Best New Musical.
The longest running production to play at the Cambridge Theatre in history, it is the winner of a huge number of major international awards. Matilda The Musical has been seen by millions of people worldwide, including London, Australia, New Zealand and on tour in North America.