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New Names Added to Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Wednesday, 27th Jan 2016  

Matilda the Musical - Cambridge theatre

It’s the turn of Matilda The Musical to enter the spotlight once again this week as it reveals the latest names set to be taking on the role of the eponymous Matilda from March.

The production currently features Evie Hone in the part, but soon she will be joined by Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson as it celebrates its fifth year at the Cambridge Theatre. They also join ongoing performers like Craig Els, who is currently playing Miss Trunchbull.

Matilda The Musical is a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company that originally ran at their Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon before its arrival at the Cambridge Theatre. The production had been eyed for West End and Broadway success for some time thanks to its popularity there and it has since taken audiences by storm on both sides of the Atlantic.

Like the Roald Dahl novel it concerns the title character, who has a gift of bringing people their just desserts, a skill made all the easier when she develops telekinetic powers.

One of the many things it boasts is music from comedian Tim Minchin and this earned the production the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical back in 2012. The well known comic is also famous for his appearances on numerous television programmes like Californication, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and more, in addition to his stage tours as a stand-up comedian like Ready For This, So Rock and So F***ing Rock Live.

Big news emerged last year as well as it was revealed that Minchin would be penning music and lyrics for a Groundhog Day musical, which is undoubtedly greatly anticipated based on the Matilda success.

Another thing it boasts is a performer in Craig Els, whose previous credits include Oklahoma! at the Chichester Festival Theatre and both Spamalot and Never Forget in the West End.

The new cast members of Matilda The Musical head to the Cambridge Theatre in March, with their first performance on Tuesday 15th.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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