Stars of Matilda The Musical arrive in Birmingham for the launch of multi award-winning stage show

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical will return to the West Midlands in Summer 2018 at Birmingham Hippodrome (3 July – 8 September) as part of its major 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour.

The multi-award winning show had its world premiere at the RSC’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011 where it continues to play today.

To mark the show’s official launch at Birmingham Hippodrome, Craige Els – who will reprise his role as Miss Trunchbull – was joined on stage by Annalise Bradbury who will share the role of Matilda on UK and Ireland Tour – for a costumed photo call on stage at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wed 21 Feb.

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, the Matilda The Musical UK and Ireland Tour will open at Leicester Curve (5 – 24 March) and will also visit Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (4 – 28 April), Sunderland Empire (8 May – 2 June), Milton Keynes Theatre (5 June – 30 June), Manchester Palace (18 September – 24 November) and Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (4 December – 12 January 2019). Further dates and venues are to be announced in due course. The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and is booking until 10 February 2019.

The adult cast for the UK and Ireland Tour will see Craige Els reprise the role of Miss Trunchbull, having played her in the West End for three years between 2014 and 2017. He will be joined by Carly Thoms as Miss Honey, and Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill as Mr and Mrs Wormwood.

The title role of Matilda will be shared by Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner.

Inspired by the incomparable Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda The Musical has now been seen by more than 7.7 million people worldwide, played in over 60 cities and has had more than 5500 performances across the globe.

Having opened to rave reviews in the West End in 2011, the show swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, with a record-breaking seven awards. The New York production of Matilda The Musical opened in April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and won four Tony Awards as well as a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for the four girls sharing the title role.

Matilda The Musical is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers. The production was developed with the support of Jeanie O’Hare and the RSC Literary Department.

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