Now playing its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda the musical has announced a new adult cast.
David Shannon ( The Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera – West End, Valjean in Les Miserables – West End) will play Miss Trunchbull with Gina Beck ( Glinda in Wicked – West End, Christine in Phantom Of The Opera – West End) as Miss Honey and Tom Edden (One Man Two Guvnors – West End, UK Tour and Broadway, Amadeus – National Theatre) and Marianne Benedict ( Cats – UK Tour, Dirty Dancing – West End) as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
The full adult 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. The new children’s cast will be announced soon.
Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.