The widely-anticipated Matilda The Musical has finally arrived in Manchester for an incredible 11-week run at the Palace Theatre and to mark the occasion, Scarlett Cecil who is one of the four young actresses sharing the title role, popped down to Manchester Central Library to strike the iconic Matilda pose in front of the landmark city-centre building. Matilda The Musical’s first show in the city will be tonight, Tuesday 18th September.
Sophia Ally, Annalise Bradbury, Scarlett Cecil and Nicola Turner will share the title role of Matilda in Manchester. The adult cast includes Craige Els who, having played Miss Trunchbull in the West End for three years from 2014 to 2017, has returned to the role for the UK and Ireland tour. Carly Thoms plays Miss Honey alongsideSebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
The full adult cast includes Joe Atkinson, Richard Astbury, Nina Bell, Peter Bindloss, Oliver Bingham, Emily Bull, Samara Casteallo, Matthew Caputo, Craige Els, Matt Gillett, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Sam Lathwood, Katie Lee, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Charlie Martin, Rachel Moran, Anu Ogunmefun, Carly Thoms, Rebecca Thornhill, Sebastien Torkia, Adam Vaughan and Dawn Williams.
The full child cast who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are Evie Allen, Louella Asante-Owusu, Joseph Black, Georgia Mae Brown, Isobelle Chalmers, Jessica Chalmers, Oliver Crouch, Madeline Gilby, Sheldon Golding, Dylan Hughes, Cuba Kamanu, Tom Lomas, Adam Lord, Maddison Lowe, Ilan Miller, Felicity Mitson, Toby Mocrei, Ashton Murphy, Joely Robertson, Ruaridh Sinnott, Kit Swaddling, Chantelle Tonolete Harry Wilson and Harrison Wilding.
Matilda The Musical has now been seen by 8 million people worldwide, having toured to over 65 cities and played more than 6000 performances in the West End, on Broadway and on tour across North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Matilda The Musical now has its first non-English language production at the LG Arts Centre in Seoul, South Korea which opened earlier this month.
Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical opened at Leicester Curve in March 2018 to rave reviews.
The tour will play at Manchester Palace until 24 November before playing at
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (4 December – 12 January 2019), Theatre Royal Plymouth (15 January – 16 February 2019)
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (19 February – 23 March 2019),
Edinburgh Playhouse (2 – 27 April 2019), The Bristol Hippodrome (7 May – 8 June 2019),
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (11 June – 6 July 2019)
Norwich Theatre Royal (16 July – 17 August 2019).
The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and is booking until 20 October 2019.
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday 18 September – Saturday 24 November 2018
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