Auditions

The RSC are continually on the lookout for boys and girls to play Matilda, Bruce and their classmates for its production of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. There is lots of singing involved, as well as acting and even more dancing!

WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS FOR MATILDA AND HER CLASSMATES?
We audition regularly and the next auditions will be held as follows:

First rounds:
Tuesday 11 October (subject to change)
Thursday 13 October (subject to change)
Saturday 15 October (subject to change)
Tuesday 1 November (subject to change)
Thursday 3 November (subject to change)

Second round:
Saturday 5 November (subject to change)

Final round:
Saturday 12 November (subject to change)

For further information and an application form, please email Jessica Ronane, Children’s Casting Director at matilda@jessicaronane.com

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WHERE WILL THE AUDITIONS BE?
Auditions are held in London. 

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO AUDITION?
We will audition children for the role of Matilda who are aged 8 to 12 and under 4ft 3. Her classmates need to be aged 8 to 13 and under 4ft 10” tall with brilliant dancing and singing skills! Boys must have unbroken voices.

WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO IN THE AUDITION?
You will be asked to bring a short poem or monologue to perform, to sing something and you will be taught a dance from the show.

WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE LONDON?
We need to cast children for all the roles within travelling distance of the theatre so they can live at home and attend their own schools. You need to live within one hour of the theatre so we say within the M25. However, for the roles of Matilda and Bruce only, children can come from anywhere as the RSC can accommodate and teach them in London if necessary. All children must be available for the entire rehearsal and performance period, from January until September 2016. No holidays will be allowed during this period and parents must be able to bring their child to all rehearsals and performances.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You will find that most questions are answered during the audition process but you can also email Jessica at matilda@jessicaronane.com

The RSC is a committed equal opportunities employer with responsible child safeguarding practices in place.

History

Matilda The Musical premiered at the RSC’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, playing to sold-out audiences before transferring to London’s West End. It opened at the Cambridge Theatre in October 2011 and is currently booking until May 2017.

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