Matilda UK Tour

Matilda UK Tour

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that Matilda, the multi award-winning musical based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book will tour the UK and Ireland for the first time in 2018-19. Winner of 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the RSC’s touring production of Matilda The Musical will open at Leicester Curve on 5 March 2018. Tim Minchin (music and lyrics) said: “I – like millions of others – feel like Dahl is in my blood, because I grew up with his books. So to have contributed to a piece of work that brings one of his most famous stories to life is one of my life’s great joys. I’m utterly thrilled that audiences in cities all across the UK and Ireland will now share and be part of Matilda’s story.” Dennis Kelly, (book) said: “It’s been a long time coming but I’m delighted that we get to take … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Pinocchio at the National Theatre

Pinocchio National Theatre

We are pleased to bring you these great production images by Manuel Harlan from the National Theatre’s production of Pinocchio now in previews at the Lyttelton Theatre. Following his triumphant production of Hary Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany directs this story of Pinocchio and his quest to be truly alive. We follow Pinocchio as he leaves Gepetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket on an electrifying adventure from the alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean. This is the first time that Pinocchio has been staged. This production features a new book by Dennis Kelly (Matilda) and the unforgettable music and songs from the Walt Disney animated film including I’ve Got No Strings, When You Wish Upon A Star and Give A Little Whistle. Cast includes Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio), Audrey Brisson (Jiminy Cricket), Mark Hadfield(Geppetto),Annette McLaughlin (Blue Lady), David Langham (The Fox), David Kirkbride (Coachman), Dawn … Read more

Adult casting announced for Matilda UK Tour

Matilda The Muiscal in London

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the adult casting for the first five venues for the upcoming UK tour of Matilda the musical.  The Matilda UK Tour will launch at the Leicester Curve on 5 March 2018 and will visit Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff in 2018. Having now played Miss Trunchbull for three years in the West End, Craige Els will reprise the role on tour. He will be joined on stage by Carly Thomas as Miss Honey, Sebastian Torkia as Mr Wormwood and Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs Wormwood. The full adult cast includes Joe Atkinson, Peter Bindloss, Oliver Bingham, Emily Bull, Matthew Caputo, Samara Casteallo, Craige Els, Matt Gillett, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Sam Lathwood, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Charlie Martin, Anu Ogunmefun, Carly Thoms, Rebecca Thornhill, Sebastien Torkia, Taylor Walker, Adam Vaughan and Dawn Williams. The children’s cast will be announced in due course. Matilda The Musical … Read more

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