Australia's Matildas Revealed

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8:00am, 14th April
(L - R) Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas, Sasha Rose and Molly Barwick will play Matilda in the Australian production Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, created by the RSC. Picture: James Morgan.

Introducing the actresses who will share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of the RSC's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical.

Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas will play Matilda Wormwood in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's much-loved story.

Winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 28, with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster for performances through to October 25.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said: “I congratulate the four young actresses on being cast in the Australian Premiere Season of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. This critically-acclaimed theatrical sensation, secured for Sydney by the NSW Government, promises to attract thousands of visitors from all over Australia and theworld to our State, and provide an anticipated $35 million boost to the NSW visitor economy.”

Producer, Louise Withers said, “Today’s announcement of the four Matildas marks an exciting moment for the production in Australia. With the creative team set to arrive and rehearsals about to start, it will be thrilling to see all the elements come together leading up to performances commencing in Sydney - in late July - for the Australian premiere season of Matilda The Musical.”

Molly Barwick is nine years old and is a keen tennis player. She also loves to read books and ride horses.

The beach is where eleven-year-old Sasha Rose likes to spend her spare time and is a keen surfer. Sasha loves to write poetry and is a regular viewer of the National Geographic channel, given her love for animals.

Georgia Taplin is passionate about sports including hockey, touch football and the AFL’s Sydney Swans. Georgia is ten-years-old and her passions are not limited to sporting pursuits, as she plays the double bass and is an avid fan ofcontemporary music.

Bella Thomas, who is also eleven years old, loves cricket and is an enthusiastic mini-chef who loves craft activities.

All four of Sydney’s Matildas are very much looking forward to making their professional musical theatre debut when the show premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 28.

This announcement follows last month’s confirmation of adult cast members (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull).

For more information about the Australian production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, visit the official website.

Visit the Matilda Australia website