Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace.
Audition Packet Available Here with all details on auditions including signup and audition forms.
Roles list STAGE Age. This is the age the character needs to look. Actual age does not matter. All auditionees must have completed third grade by the opening of the show.
MATILDA WORMWOOD: An imaginative girl who is clever and wise beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
- Stage Age: 8-12 years old
- Vocal Range: A3-D5
MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
- Age: 30-55 years old
- Vocal Range: A2-G4
MISS HONEY: Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
- Age: 25-40 years old
- Vocal Range: F3-D5
MR. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used car salesman.
- Age: 35-50 years old
- Vocal Range: D3-A4
MRS. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
- Age: 35-50 years old
- Vocal Range: A3-F5
MICHAEL WORMWOOD: Matilda’s older brother. He’s not very bright and favored by their parents.
BRUCE: Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
- Age: 8-14 years old
- Vocal Range: C4-E5
LAVENDER: Matilda’s classmate and friend.
MRS. PHELPS: A nice librarian.
THE ESCAPOLOGIST: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imaginations. (This role has been precast).
THE ACROBAT: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imaginations.
AMANDA: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
NIGEL: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
ERIC: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
ALICE: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
HORTENSIA: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
TOMMY: One of Matilda’s classmates. Age 8-12
RUDOLPHO: Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
DOCTOR: Mrs. Wormwood’s doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. This role has been precast.
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER: A party entertainer at the start of the show. This role will also serve as a member of the Ensemble or double with another character.
May be male or female.
BIG KIDS: An Ensemble of older students who attend Crunchem Hall.
ADULT ENSEMBLE: Parents, Ballroom Dancers, Various Roles throughout.