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MATILDA THE MUSICAL: New Booking Period and Cast Changes at The Cambridge Theatre

MATILDA THE MUSICAL


THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION ANNOUNCES 
A NEW BOOKING PERIOD AND CAST CHANGES 
AT THE CAMBRIDGE THEATRE AS IT CELEBRATES 10 
OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS


The Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has captured the imagination of young and old alike and continues to play to packed houses at London’s Cambridge Theatre. Today, Tuesday 27 March, more tickets go on sale offering access to performances through until Sunday 17 February 2013. 

Matilda The Musical leads with ten nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards – a nomination in every category for which it is eligible:  Best Actress in a Musical for Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox, jointly, in the title role; Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull; Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Paul Kaye as Mr Wormwood; Best New Musical; Best Director for Matthew Warchus; Best Theatre Choreographer for Peter Darling; Best Set Design for Rob Howell; Best Lighting Design for Hugh Vanstone, and Best Sound Design for Simon Baker.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 15 April 2012 at the Royal Opera House. Members of the public can follow full coverage of the event on www.olivierawards.com and via the BBC red button.
Changes to the cast will take place throughout April and May this year.  Cleo Demetriou and Eleanor Worthington Cox will continue in the title role of Matilda, joined by Isobelle Molloy (currently playing Amanda Thripp) and Jade Marner, who will take over from Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely from mid-April. Hayley Canham will also join the company in the role of Matilda from mid-August.
Hayley Flaherty and Steve Furst will take over from Paul Kaye and Lauren Ward as Mr Wormwood and Miss Honey, respectively, from Tuesday 17 April. Bertie Carvel will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull until Sunday 1 July. Josie Walker will continue in the role of Mrs Wormwood along with the rest of the adult cast which includes: Marc Antolin, Verity Bentham, Peter Howe, Michael Kent, Melanie La Barrie, Matthew Malthouse, Alastair Parker, Nick Searle and Emily Shaw who also appeared in the original production in Stratford. Further adult casting includes: Matthew Clark, Katy Monk, Rachel Moran, Leanne Pinder, Lucy Thatcher, Tim Walton and Gary Watson.
Three teams of young performers currently play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda, Nigel, Eric and the other pupils at Crunchem Hall.

From mid-April, the company of young performers who will play these roles will be:
Jordan Anderton, Robyn Ashwood, Zak Baker, Chorlène Biron-Monnier, Oonagh Cox, Terrell Forde, Lauren Halil, Morgan Hartley, Callum Henderson, Joseph Holgate, Jake Ibelo, Mia Jenkins, Jamie Kaye, Alfie Manser, Abby McGovern, Ava Merson-O’Brien, James Moore, Jemima Morgan, Miles Paloma, Lucy May Pollard, Elliot Reeve, Ellie Simons, Louis Suc, Ted Wilson and Ella Wortley.
Matilda The Musical transferred to London’s West End on Tuesday 25 October 2011.The production played to sold-out audiences at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011.

The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently planning for a production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, to open in New York early 2013.

The production is written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by the anarchic Australian comedian, musician and composer 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.
In 2011 Matilda The Musical won both The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical at The Critics’ Circle Awards, and The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The production has also collected the awards for Best Musical Production and Best Performance in a Musical (Bertie Carvel) at the Theatre Awards UK 2011.

In February 2012 Matilda The Musical picked up four awards at this year’s Whatsonstage.com awards including Best New Musical, Rob Howell for Best Set Designer, Peter Darling for Best Choreographer and Tim Minchin for the London Newcomer of the Year. The show received a total of nine nominations including Best Actress in a Musical for all four of the young actresses playing Matilda, Bertie Carvel for Best Actor in a Musical, Lauren Ward for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Paul Kaye for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical and Matthew Warchus for Best Director.

The original cast recording of Matilda the Musical is available from iTunes and on CD. Recorded in a studio by the original Stratford-upon-Avon cast, the album includes 17 original numbers from the production, including When I Grow Up, Revolting Children and The Smell of Rebellion.
Matilda The Musical is produced in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski as Executive Producer.
This production was developed with the support of Company Dramaturg Jeanie O'Hare and the RSC Literary Department.

Listings Information
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, WC2H 9HU
Individuals booking until 17 February 2013
Groups booking until 22 December 2013
Box Office: SEE Tickets 0844 412 4652 / RSC Ticket Hotline 0844 800 1110
To book online visit: www.matildathemusical.com

Performance times
Monday – no performance
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2:30pm
Sunday 3pm
Extra Thursday matinees: 1st November 2012, 4th April 2013, 30th May 2013, 31st October 2013

Audio-described performances
Sunday 10 June 3pm (touch tour 1pm)
Thursday 30 August 7:30pm (touch tour 5.30pm)
Thursday 11 October 7:30pm (touch tour 5.30pm)
Sunday 16th December 3pm (touch tour 1pm)
Friday 25th January 2013 7.30pm (touch tour 5.30pm)
Saturday 13th April 2.30pm (touch tour 12.30pm)
Sunday 2nd June 3pm (touch tour 1pm)
Thursday 1st August 7.30pm (touch tour 5.30pm)
Friday 18th October 7.30pm (touch tour 5.30pm)
Wednesday 11th December 2.30pm (touch tour 12.30pm)

Captioned performances
Thursday 12 April 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 June 7:30pm
Saturday 18 August 2:30pm
Sunday 21 October 3pm
Saturday 15th December 2.30pm
Thursday 24th January 2013 7.30pm
Sunday 14th April 3pm
Saturday 1st June 2.30pm
Wednesday 31st July 2.30pm
Tuesday 15th October 7pm
Sunday 15th December 3pm

Ticket prices
Stalls: £62.50, £52.50
Dress circle: £62.50
Upper circle: £42.50, £29.50, £25, £20
Disabled rate
£31.25 / £32.50 Best Available for one disabled person and their companion (50% off top price)
£5 tickets for 16-25 year olds
8 tickets are reserved for every performance. Available on the day of the performance in person from 10am at the Cambridge Theatre Box Office. Maximum of 1 ticket per person
Under 18’s rate
£10off*
*Up to 2 tickets per full-price paying adult – maximum 8 tickets per transaction. Tuesday – Thursday performances, including Wednesday matinees
Group rates
Groups 10+: Best available £45
Groups 40+: Best available £39.50
Tuesday – Thursday performances, including Wednesday matinees
School Groups 10+: Upper Circle £25
Tuesday – Thursday performances, including Wednesday matinees
All discounts apart from the disabled rate are excluded from the following periods:
w/c 2 April – w/c 9 April 2012 (Easter Holidays), w/c 4 June (May Half Term), w/c 29th October 2012, 24th Dec 2012, 31st December 2012 and w/c 18 February 2013, w/c 29 March 2013, w/c 8 April 2013, w/c 27 May, from 22 July – 1 Sept 2013 and w/c 28th October 2013.

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