10 Jun 2013
Olivier Award nominated Canadian actor Alex Gaumond will join the company in the role of Miss Trunchbull and Kay Murphy will play Mrs Wormwood from 3 September 2013. Haley Flaherty will continue in the role of Miss Honey. Further casting will be announced soon.
Alex Gaumond’s theatre credits include Top Hat The Musical (Aldywch Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ljubljana, Slovenia), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre / original UK tour),Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse UK tour), Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndhams Theatre),Scrooge (London Palladium) and The Full Monty (original UK tour).
Kay Murphy’s theatre credits include The Tailormade Man (Arts Theatre), Top Hat The Musical (Aldywch Theatre), Chicago (Aldephi Theatre & Istanbul), Never Forget (UK tour),La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory), Babes in Arms (Chichester Festival Theatre),The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour/West End), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (New London Theatre) and Fosse (European tour).
With a total of 24 awards for the London production to date, including 7 Laurence Olivier Awards, over 800,000 people have seen Matilda The Musical in the West End since the show opened in October 2011. Alongside the 12 Tony Award nominations, the New York production has collected 20 awards on Broadway so far bringing the total for Matilda The Musical to a fabulous 47 international awards.