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Alex, Zoe, Elliot, Alyssa and Imogen from RSCs Matilda The Musical

RSC releases images of four young cast members who will play titular role in Matilda The Musical

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 18 August 2021, Last Updated 18 August 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company today releases images of four new young performers who will be sharing the titular role in the multi-award-winning show Matilda The Musical when it reopens at the Cambridge Theatre on 16 September.

Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon can be seen getting to grips with their gymnastic ribbon skills under the watchful eye of Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) in this brand new meet the cast video. Check it out…

The musical will be returning #BackOnStage, just in time to celebrate 10 years since it opened in London. Having won 99 international awards including 24 for Best Musical and seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, it’s easy to say this is one of the West End’s most iconic, must-see shows. 

If your kids loved the movie of this strong but determined little girl with a wild imagination, this family-friendly show is not one to be missed. With moments of laughter, fun, bravery and inspiration, Matilda The Musical is a true tonic for all ages.

Following the announcement of the full cast earlier this summer, Tim Minchin said: “I’m SO excited that the West End will be reopening soon, and that Matilda will be back on stage in time for its 10th birthday. And that I’ll be able to be in my favourite city for the first time in two years! I’ve so keenly missed Matilda, my London family, and live theatre in general.”

At the 2012 Olivier Awards ceremony, the musical won a record-breaking seven awards. It has also won four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway. It has since toured North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, South Africa and China and played its first non-English language production in Seoul, South Korea in 2018/19.

Alex, Zoe, Elliot, Alyssa and Imogen from RSCs Matilda The Musical

The musical, which is adapted from Roald Dahl’s iconic 1988 book, will also visit the Netherlands for the first time, translated into Dutch for a run at the Oude Luxor Theater Rotterdam. The theatre hopes that the musical will bring visitors to the city as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. It has also announced plans to work with partners in Rotterdam to develop an education programme around the show. 

And, the exciting news does not stop there because there is a film adaption coming very soon from the same creative team as the theatre production! Sony Pictures U.K. and Tristar Pictures will release Matilda across the U.K. and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on 2nd December 2022 for Christmas. Additionally, Netflix will release the film in the rest of the world in December 2022. 

Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. If you’re looking to enjoy something with your family this year, check out the trailer below and book your tickets to see this iconic West End show now.

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