Full cast announced for the Australian premiere of Matilda the Musical

It’s here! This morning the names of all our future “revolting children” have been announced! That’s right, it’s the full cast of the Australian premiere of Matilda the Musical. And it’s just in time, because rehearsals are set to begin next week!

Along with the four previously announced adult cast members: Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull), the adult company will also feature: Stephen Anderson, Reece Budin, Rachel Cole, Andrew Cook, Danielle Cook, Eli Cooper, Cristina D’Agostino, Glenn Hill, Travis Khan, Nadia Komazec, Zoe Komazec, Leah Lim, Mitchell Mahony, Cle Morgan, Daniel Raso and Clay Roberts. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Representing the children are the four previously announced young actresses who will share the title role of Matilda: Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas. They will be joined by the young performers who will rotate the eight children’s roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda, Nigel, Eric and the other pupils at Crunchem Hall Primary School, who are listed below:

Anthony Abrakmanov, Abigail Adriano, Maya Arya, Kyle Banfield, Eliza Carolan, Ayanda Dladla, Cody Ettingshausen, Joey Gandin, Alyssa Goodall, Ewan Herdman, Leyton Holmes, Zoe Ingram, Ruby Lahoud, Jacob Licastro, Shanice Lim, Amber May, Paris Naumovski, Erika Palma, Joshua Park, Ethan Puse, Zyon Rangi, Jack Reason, Callum Rogers, Regan Walker and Mei Yamada.

Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 28, with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster for performances through to October 25.

The winner of over 50 international awards, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, and it’s all about a child who can use a little brains to change her world. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

The show, with a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, is currently playing to full houses both on Broadway and the West End.

The production is directed by Matthew Warchus and has sets and costumes by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

Matilda The Musical will be produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.

Do you have your tickets yet? Visit http://au.matildathemusical.com/ for more information and for booking links. 

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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