Matilda credit Manuel Harlan

The title casting for the first UK tour of Matilda The Musical has been revealed, ahead of the regional production opening in March in Leicester.

Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner will share the title role of Matilda across the first five venues of the tour.

The tour will launch on 5th March at Leicester Curve Theatre and will visit venues including Dublin, Manchester and Cardiff, before closing in January 2019. 

The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and booking until 10th February 2019.

Synopsis: Matilda

Matilda The Musical follows the story of a young girl who is constantly overlooked and belittled by her cruel parents, the Wormwoods, and her terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull.  

As she dreams for a better life, her unique abilities see her stand out and fight for what she wants and change her own destiny.

The show is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. It is based on the children’s book, Matilda, by Roald Dahl.

Further casting

The previously announced adult cast for the UK and Ireland Tour will see Craige Els reprise the role of Miss Trunchbull, having played her in the West End for three years between 2014 and 2017. He will be joined by Carly Thoms as Miss Honey, and Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.

Tour dates

Leicester Curve: 5th – 24th March 

Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: 4th – 28th April 

Sunderland Empire Theatre: 8th May – 2nd June

Milton Keynes Theatre: 5th – 30th 

Birmingham Hippodrome: 3rd July – 8th September 

Manchester Palace Theatre: 18th September – 24th November

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: 4th December – 12th January 2019

Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for more details on group bookings.

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