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Matilda JR: Cast Announcement

Updated: Apr 13

We are delighted to announce the cast for The Next Generation’s production of Matilda JR on the 20-22 June at The Royal School.


Sometimes You Have to Be a Little Bit Naughty if

You Want to Change Your Story


Haslemere will be filled by the smell of rebellion when our youth group

The Next Generation presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.


The musical is adapted from the full-length version which was based on the book by Roald Dahl, and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013. The musical earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards, including the Tony for “Best Book of a Musical.”


Matilda, a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, lives with cruel parents who find her to be a nuisance, a lousy little worm, and a bore. When Matilda enters her first term at school, she captures the attention of Miss Honey, a kind teacher, and the two form a wonderful friendship. Unfortunately, the school is ruled by a tempestuous and mean headmistress named Miss Trunchbull, who hates children and delivers cruel and unjust punishments to all her charges. Matilda is determined to change her story, but will her cleverness and courage be enough to withstand the reign of Miss Trunchbull?

The players

Matilda Wormwood – Rosalie Gateshill

Mr Wormwood – Ollie McLaren

Mrs Wormwood – Liv Sellers

Miss Trunchbull – Dan Bayley

Miss Honey – Hannah Chant

Bruce – Jasper Hawes

Rudolpho – Christopher Seymour

Escapologist – Chloe Marston

Acrobat – Amelia Spear

Michael Wormwood – Zachary Darrington

Mrs Phelps – Karishma Lakhani

Sergei – To be cast


Big kids / parents:

Annie Mosses

Ayla Hindley

Chloe Marston

Christopher Seymour

Evie Ramsden

Iris Le Ferre

Karishma Lakhani

Memphis Morris

Zachary Darrington


Little Kids:

Lavender – Amelie Baseley

Nigel – Buzz Salt

Hortensia – Connie Holt

Amanda – Ellie Holdaway

Alice – Lilly Bennett

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