David Shannon will take over as Ms Trunchbull; with him are Gina Beck as Ms Honey, and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
Additionally, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Bianca Szynal, Callum Train, and Robert Tregoning are joining the adult cast. Meanwhile, the show will announce the new children’s cast soon.
Now in its sixth year, Matilda has mesmerised the young and old alike. It is currently booking until 27th May 2018 and will embark on a UK tour beginning 5th March 2018.
About the new main cast of Matilda
David Shannon broke through the theatre world when he landed a role in Les Misérables at 21 years old. He also starred as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (West End). In 2001, David received a nomination for an Olivier Award for his portrayal of John in The Beautiful Game.
Gina Beck is best known for starring in Show Boat, Wicked, and Cameron Mackintosh’s production of The Phantom of the Opera. Her film credits include the 2012 film of Les Misérables and Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary.
Meanwhile, Tom Edden performed in numerous stage productions including The Irresistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse), Amadeus (National Theatre), and Doctor Faustus (ATG/Duke of York), among others. He was also in TV shows like BBC’s Upstart Crow, The Scandalous Lady W, and Dr Who.
Lastly, Marianne Benedict starred in well-known musicals like Cats (UK Tour), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre). She also appeared in one of the UK’s most popular soap operas, EastEnders.