Following a sensational sell-out season at Statford-Upon-Avon’s The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of Matilda The Musical will transfer to London’s West End this October.

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version with music and lyrics by Australian award-winning comic Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly.

Many of the RSC’s original company will reprise their Stratford roles in London, including Lauren Ward as Miss Honey, Josie Walker as Mrs Wormwood, Paul Kaye as Mr Wormwood and our very own BERTIE CARVEL as the terrifying Miss Agatha Trunchbull (left, centre).

Bertie received much critical praise for his performance in the show. To read some of his reviews, check out our Matilda blog from January.

Director Matthew Warchus is currently on a search to find the four young actresses to take the title role in the West End.

Matilda is now confirmed to open at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre on 22 November 2011 (with previews from 18 October) and tickets for the London season will go on sale to the public at 9am on Saturday 21 May 2011, with RSC members able to get their hands on tickets from 9am tomorrow. Be sure to get yours before they sell out!


BERTIE CARVEL will also been starring as the titular role in Dr Dee, a new work commissioned by the Manchester International Festival, London 2012 Festival and ENO.

Dr Dee is a collaboration between composer Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, Monkey: Journey to the West for MIF07) and director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, Don Giovanni, Festen, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Vernon God Little). The piece will explore ritual and symbolism in this country, past and present, using John Dee – one of England’s greatest but largely forgotten men – as catalyst.

Dr Dee will run at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, 1st – 9th July 2011, as part of the Manchester International Festival. You can find out more info and book tickets here.

One Comment

  1. Posted 19 August, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Was great in Stratford-upon-Avon, already have tickets to the opening night in the West End.

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