Matilda - London

Roald Dahl's classic children's book comes to the West End stage.

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West End Star Craige Els on His Long Run in Matilda and the Idea of a Trunchbull Fitness Video

West End Star Craige Els on His Long Run in Matilda and the Idea of a Trunchbull Fitness Video

Craige Els has appeared at the National and Chichester Festival Theatres as well as in the West End in the musicals Spamalot and Never Forget and is currently enjoying an extended run as Miss Trunchbull in the beloved musical Matilda, in which the very tall actor towers over the young students in the Trunch’s midst. The always-charming performer took time ...

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Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore & Éva-Marie Saffrey Join London's Matilda; Watch Them Learn Trapeze with Trunchbull

Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore & Éva-Marie Saffrey Join London's Matilda; Watch Them Learn Trapeze with Trunchbull

Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore and Éva-Marie Saffrey are set to join Abbie Vena in London's Matilda beginning on March 14; as with other productions of the Tim Minchin-scored musical, the four will alternate playing the titular role at the Cambridge Theatre.

Matilda's current cast includes Michael Begley as Mr Wormwood, Miria Parvin as Miss Honey and Rebecca Thornhill who ...

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Sara Sheen & Abbie Vena Will Be a Little Bit Naughty in the West End's Matilda

Sara Sheen & Abbie Vena Will Be a Little Bit Naughty in the West End's Matilda

London is getting some new maggots! Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role of Matilda The Musical from September 13. The Olivier-winning production is playing at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre.

The young performers who will be joining the London company in the three teams playing the roles of Bruce, Lavender ...

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Maggot Shakeup! Three Pint-Sized Actors to Join West End's Matilda in Title Role

A host of charmingly naughty and revolting children will join the West End company of Matilda. Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson will join Evie Hone in the title role beginning March 15 at London’s Cambridge Theatre. The three step in for Anna-Louise Knight, Lara McDonnell and Lizzie Wells.

Also joining the cast are Nael Ameen, Henry Austin, Owen ...

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Rebecca Thornhill, Michael Begley & More Will Join the Cast of West End's Matilda

The West End production of Matilda will soon welcome a new crop of “loud” dance moms, revolting children and more. Beginning September 15, Olivier nominee Rebecca Thornhill, Michael Begley and Miria Parvin will join the cast as Mrs. Wormwood, Mr. Wormwood and Miss Honey, respectively. Additionally, Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will board the roster of rotating Matildas, taking over ...

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Maggots Beware! Craige Els to Join London Cast of Matilda as Miss Trunchbull

Craige Els is preparing to throw that hammer in London’s Matilda! He will start performances as Miss Trunchbull from September. Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker will also join Tasha Chapple and Lottie Sicilia in the title role from September onwards.

Els’ stage credits include Mamma Mia!, The New Yorkers, Never Forget, Spamalot, Timon of Athens, Antigone and The Cherry Orchard ...

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Alex Gaumond on Sporting a ‘Monobrow’ and Getting in Shape to Play Miss Trunchbull in London’s Matilda

There’s a surprising new Trunchbull terrorizing the students at Crunchem Hall: Alex Gaumond joined the London company of Matilda in September in the role originated by Bertie Carvel. It’s a fresh challenge for the 35-year-old Canadian-born actor, who received a 2011 Olivier Award nomination for Legally Blonde and then starred in West End productions of We Will Rock You and ...

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Lisa Davina Phillip, James Clyde, & Joshua Wyatt to Join Matilda in London's West End

Just in time for back to school, the Olivier Award-winning West End production of Matilda will welcome a new class of stars. James Clyde, Lisa Davina Phillip (Ghost, Porgy and Bess) and Joshua Wyatt join the cast on September 3 as Mr. Wormwood, Mrs. Phelps and Michael Wormwood, respectively. Matilda continues its run at the Cambridge Theatre.

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Watch the West End Cast of Matilda Perform a 'Naughty' Medley at Royal Variety Performance

The cast of the popular West End musical Matilda hit the swings on the Albert Hall stage to perform a medley of "When I Grow Up" and "Naughty" at the U.K.'s Royal Variety Performance gala on December 2. Clad in gloomy school uniforms, the talented children sung about imagining life as an adult, while their teacher Miss Honey lamened ...

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Honey, Honey! Haley Flaherty on the Joy of Playing the Saintly Teacher in London's Matilda

Haley Flaherty has appeared in a range of musicals in and outside London, from Chicago and Mamma Mia! to Love Never Dies, but the Scottish actress shines especially brightly as Miss Honey in Matilda, the Olivier Award-winning hit, which continues its sold-out run at the Cambridge Theatre. Playing a kindly schoolteacher who forms a special bond with the singularly talented ...

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Broadway-Bound Matilda Nabs Spot in Guinness Book of World Records

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda the Musical will be featured in the 2013 edition of Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Laurence Olivier Award Wins.” The hit West End musical won a total of seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. The title for “Most Laurence Olivier Award Wins” was previously held by ...

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West End Matilda Stars Isobelle, Jade & Cleo Talk Super Powers, Scary Adults and Why Girls Rule on Today

On August 10, Today Olympics correspondent Meredith Vieira sat down for a chat with three of the West End's youngest stars: Isobelle Molloy, Jade Marner and Cleo Demetriou. The girls (along with fourth Matilda Hayley Canham) share the title role in the smash hit Matilda the Musical, and have earned accolades (and Olivier Awards!) for their performances. Based on Roald ...

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Lucy-Mae Beacock, Hayley Canham & More to Join London's Matilda

A new cast has been announced for the West End production of Matilda the Musical. Lucy-Mae Beacock, Hayley Canham, Chloe Hawthorn and Lara Wollington will share the title role beginning mid-August. No official start date has been set for the actresses. The four actresses succeed Cleo Demetriou, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Isobelle Molloy and Jade Marner. As previously announced, Annette McLaughlin ...

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David Leonard and Annette McLaughlin Join Cast of West End's Matilda

David Leonard (The Way of the World, Private Lives) and Annette McLaughlin (Written on the Heart, Measure for Measure) are set to join the West End cast of Matilda as Miss Trunchbull and Mrs. Wormwood respectively. Leonard begins his run on July 3, with McLaughlin joining the cast on August 21 respectively at the Cambridge Theatre. Bertie Carvel’s last performance as ...

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Melanie La Barrie on the Fun of Starring in London's Monster Hit Matilda

Winner of seven 2012 Olivier Awards, Matilda isn’t just about a literary-minded tot and a battle-axe of a headmistress (Bertie Carvel's Miss Trunchbull). The supporting cast of Matthew Warchus’ hit musical at the Cambridge Theatre includes a sympathetic turn from Melanie La Barrie, the 37-year-old, Trinidad-born performer who plays Mrs. Phelps, the librarian who helps to awaken Matilda’s passion for ...

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Matilda's 'Ecstatic' Young Stars and Choreographer Celebrate Their Olivier Awards

As previously reported, Matilda was the big winner at London’s 2012 Olivier Awards on April 15, taking home a record seven trophies—and the musical’s quartet of young Best Actress winners and their choreographer could not be more excited.

“This is coming everywhere with me,” 10-year-old Cleo Demetriou told Broadway.com at the after-party, clutching her trophy close. “I feel ...

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Bertie Carvel on His Astonishing Transformation in the Buzzed-About London Musical Matilda

Bertie Carvel made his name across London’s not-for-profit sector, winning raves at the Almeida (Rope), Royal Court (The Pride) and Donmar Warehouse (as Leo Frank in Olivier-nominated performance in Parade). But only now is Carvel, 34, making his West End debut as Agatha Trunchbull, the hammer-throwing battle-axe of a headmistress in the acclaimed Roald Dahl-inspired musical, Matilda, beautifully directed by ...

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Casting Announced for West End’s Matilda The Musical

Casting for the West End musical production of Matilda, adapted from the popular 1988 Roald Dahl children’s novel, is nearly complete. As previously announced, four leads from the show's premiere at Stratford-upon-Avon—Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull, Paul Kaye as Mr. Wormwood, Josie Walker as Mrs. Wormwood and Lauren Ward as Miss Honey—will reprise their roles on the West End. The ...

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Tony Award Winner Matthew Warchus Will Helm Musical Adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda

Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, who helmed the recent child-rearing hit God of Carnage, is set to direct another story about parents and children--though this one will appropriate for kids. The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced it will adapt the late Roald Dahl's beloved novella Matilda into a musical, set to open at Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon with direction by ...

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