West End's MATILDA Extends Booking Through February 2013; Cast Changes Announced
Matilda The Musical leads with ten nominations at this year's Olivier Awards – a nomination in every category for which it is eligible: Best Actress in a Musical for Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox, jointly, in the title role; Best Actor in a Musical for Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull; Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Paul Kaye as Mr Wormwood; Best New Musical; Best Director for Matthew Warchus; Best Theatre Choreographer for Peter Darling; Best Set Design for Rob Howell; Best Lighting Design for Hugh Vanstone, and Best Sound Design for Simon Baker.
The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 15 April 2012 at the Royal Opera House. Members of the public can follow full coverage of the event on www.olivierawards.com and via the BBC red button.
Changes to the cast will take place throughout April and May this year. Cleo Demetriou and Eleanor Worthington Cox will continue in the title role of Matilda, joined by Isobelle Molloy (currently playing Amanda Thripp) and Jade Marner, who will take over from Kerry Ingram and Sophia Kiely from mid-April. Hayley Canham will also join the company in the role of Matilda from mid-August.
Hayley Flaherty and Steve Furst will take over from Paul Kaye and Lauren Ward as Mr Wormwood and Miss Honey, respectively, from Tuesday 17 April. Bertie Carvel will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull until Sunday 1 July. Josie Walker will continue in the role of Mrs Wormwood along with the rest of the adult cast which includes: Marc Antolin, Verity Bentham, Peter Howe, Michael Kent, Melanie La Barrie, Matthew Malthouse, Alastair Parker, Nick Searle and Emily Shaw who also appeared in the original production in Stratford. Further adult casting includes: Matthew Clark, Katy Monk, Rachel Moran, Leanne Pinder, Lucy Thatcher, Tim Walton and Gary Watson.