Three new young actresses will join the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical next week, as Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s multi award-winning production enters its seventh West End year at the Cambridge Theatre.
Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda from 12 September 2017, with the quartet of young actresses introducing themselves to the West End with a positively spell-binding performance on the Pineapple Studios ballroom dance floor with Rebecca Thornhill, who plays dance fanatic Mrs Wormwood in the popular musical. You can see the video above.
Lily-Mae Evans, Emma Moore, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read star in Matilda The Musical (Photo: Manuel Harlan)
The show’s forthcoming cast change will see Lily-Mae, Kitty, Savannah and Emma join the recently announced new adult company at the Cambridge Theatre, which includes David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull, Gina Beck as Miss Honey, and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
The other young performers announced today join Matilda’s London company in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall: Bill Bekele, Joe Butler-Smith, Omar Cain-Francis, Halle Cassell, Lucy Cheesman, Liberty Greig, Lauren Henson, Callum Hudson, Vaidile Jonikas, Mia McLoughlin, Miller Morris, Palmer Newson, Rocco Peacock, Lottie Refet, Finn Richards, Martin Soosaipillai, Will Tarpey and Alex Wenham.
Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Sebastian Harry, Tori Louise Ryan, Tilda Marriage Massey and Kacy O’Sullivan will continue in the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the pupils at Crunchem Hall, while the full adult West End cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train and Robert Tregoning.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda transferred to London’s West End in October 2011, opening to seven Olivier Award wins. It has since been seen by over 7 million people across more than 60 cities.
Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus.
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