Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time this September in Matilda The Musical at London’s Cambridge Theatre.
Also joining the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical are Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
Gina Beck will continue to play Miss Honey, having joined the company in September last year.
The production is currently playing its seventh year in the West End and is currently booking until 20th October 2019.
Hayden Tee’s previous credits include Javert in Les Miserables (Broadway, West End and International Tour), Joe Cable in South Pacific (Adelaide Festival Centre and Australian National Tour), Prof Bhaer in Little Women (Australian National Music Theatre), and Thomas Andrews in Titanic (Theatre Royal, Sydney).
Rob Compton, joining as Matilda’s father Mr Wormwood, has previously appeared in Wonder.land (Manchester Palace, Manchester International Festival, and National Theatre), Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse), and Mother Courage and her Children (The Lowry, Manchester).
Compton’s film and television credits include American Assassin, Rellik, Babs, Ripper Street, Silent Witness, EastEnders, and Endeavour.
Holly Dale Spencer, joining as Mrs Wormwood, is best known for previous stage roles such as Grace Farrell in Annie (Piccadilly Theatre and UK Tour), and Nicky in Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange, Manchester).
Spencer’s previous roles in film include the 2012 film adaption of Les Miserables.
Matilda The Musical is written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus.
Matilda The Musical is currently touring the UK as well, visiting venues until August 2019.
Craige Els, who previously starred in the role in the West End adaptation, is starring as Miss Trunchbull in the tour. Read our interview with him here.
For more information about group bookings, visit uk.matildathemusical.com.