Alex Gaumond to play Matilda's Miss Trunchbull

Date Posted: 12/06/2013

Alex Gaumond will step into the role of formidable headmistress Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical this September.

He will be joined by Kay Murphy playing Matilda’s mother, Mrs Wormwood.

Olivier Award-nominee Alex Gaumond’s previous West End credits include Top Hat The Musical, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You and Desperately Seeking Susan.

Kay Murphy has also appeared in Top Hat, with additional credits including Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles and The Tailormade Man.

With additional cast changes to be announced, the news follows Matilda The Musical’s success at the Tony Awards, scooping four trophies including Best Book of a Musical.

Matilda The Musical has now won a total of 47 accolades in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York.

The production is currently booking at London’s Cambridge Theatre until 25th May 2014.

School trip information

Teachers can take advantage of special rates for school groups of ten plus on Tuesday to Thursday performances and Wednesday matinees.

Matilda The Musical is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama and Theatre Studies, and offers strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL.

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