Michael Begley in Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Various Casting Changes Announced for the Popular West End Musical
The popular musical Matilda, which has been running at the Cambridge Theatre since November 2011, has announced changes to its cast, landing it in the spotlight once again as new names take on the role of Mr & Mrs Wormwood and Miss Honey.
James Clyde, Kay Murphy and Hayley Flaherty step down from the production before 15th September 2015 and they are replaced by Michael Begley, Rebecca Thornhill and Miria Parvin respectively.
Begley and company step into a show that is based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, following a little girl who has unique powers. She has the ability to put adults in their place when they act out of line and when she develops telekinetic powers, this only gets easier.
This musical version, which features music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin, first appeared at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and accumulated a wealth of stand-out reviews. This led to talk of both West End and Broadway versions appearing on the horizon and this was eventually the case as this West End transfer opened at the Cambridge Theatre and a Broadway version appeared in New York. Its success has continued at its new home and its reputation has only grown since.
Michael Begley joins the cast having previously appeared in a wealth of television programmes over the last couple of decades. His work includes EastEnders, Being Human, William & Mary, Holby City and Doctors, whilst also enjoying a reputation as an award-winning stage performer. Those picking up theatre tickets might recognise him from stage roles that include Mrs Lowry and Son at the Trafalgar Studios, Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic Theatre and The Arsonists at the Royal Court Theatre, in addition to various others in the capital and beyond.
Matilda The Musical is a show that is regularly extended in the capital so it is likely to continue performances into the future. However, it is currently booking at the Cambridge Theatre from performances up to Sunday 29th May 2016, with the new cast members joining on Tuesday 15th September 2015.