Just in time for back to school, the Olivier Award-winning West End production of Matilda will welcome a new class of stars. James Clyde, Lisa Davina Phillip (Ghost, Porgy and Bess) and Joshua Wyatt join the cast on September 3 as Mr. Wormwood, Mrs. Phelps and Michael Wormwood, respectively. Matilda continues its run at the Cambridge Theatre.
Clyde, Phillip and Wyatt join a cast which includes Alex Gaumond as Trunchbull, Kay Murphy as Mrs Wormwood and Hayley Flaherty as Miss Honey. The title character is shared by young actresses Elise Blake, Cristina Fray, Lara Wollington and Chloe Hawthorn.
Also joining the cast are adult ensemble members Mike Denman, Juliet Gough, Antony Lawrence, Katie Lee, Antonio Magro, Gary Murphy, David Rudin, Hollie Taylor and Amy Thornton.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by playwright Tony winner Dennis Kelly. The musical is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 book about a girl who unleashes her magical powers on nasty parents and an evil headmistress. The show premiered at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010 before transferring to London’s West End on October 25, 2011.
Matilda won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012 including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director.