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The four young actresses who are excited to share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical were announced today. They are (in alphabetical order) Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas.

Matilda The Musical, commences performances from July 28th, 2015, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre with tickets currently on sale via the Matilda The Musical website for performances through to October 25th.

When news first broke that Matilda was joyfully swinging over to Australia, Tim said: “Working on Matilda has been one of the greatest thrills of my life, and I’ve been aching to let her loose on audiences at home. Most of us grew up reading Dahl – the Australian sense of humour gels so well with his dark, iconoclastic tone. The last time a musical I helped write opened in Sydney, the actors almost outnumbered the audience, the theatre leaked, and my drummer was a bass player. If Matilda’s arrival is half as fun as that was, it’ll be a hoot.

All four of Sydney’s Matildas will be making their professional musical theatre debut.

Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin & Bella Thomas

Left to right – Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin & Bella Thomas

Today, the girls were taken around Sydney in a London taxicab! You can see photos of their day and future announcements on Matilda Australia’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Last month four of the principal adult cast members were revealed as, (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull).

Left to right - Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar

Left to right – Marika Aubrey, Daniel Frederiksen, Elise McCann and James Millar

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Tamsin on 26th of May 2015

Hi was wondering if matilda was going to come to Melbourne this year? If not I will purchase a ticket for Sydney and a flight … please let me know ASAP so that I can get a good ticket .. Thank you

Tylah on 22nd of April 2015

Please come to Brisbane! I love your work and the show sounds amazing :D

Irene on 16th of April 2015

They all look so smart and adorable! Can’t wait to see it. Congratulations and lots of success to you and all involved Tim. x

MaryLou Roma on 15th of April 2015

Congratulations, Tim. I am sure this is a dream come true! Keep dreaming…we look forward to your next venture. Love from New Jersey

Jennifer Storey on 14th of April 2015

WHOOP! So happy for you Tim. X

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