Casting Call for Matilda the Musical
Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (“RSC”) and is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda The Musical creative team – Matthew Warchus (Director), Peter Darling (Choreographer), Rob Howell (Set & Costume Design), Chris Nightingale (Orchestrations & Additional Music), Hugh Vanstone (Lighting Design), Simon Baker (Sound Design), Ellen Kane (Associate Choreographer Worldwide), Nik Ashton (Associate Director Australian Production), Fabian Aloise (Associate Choreographer Australian Production), Tom Hodgson (Australian Associate Choreographer), Stephen Amos (Australian Associate Music Supervisor/MD). Matilda The Musical is produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with Andre Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.
Rehearsals commence in Brisbane – (on or about) week commencing 29 August 2016 *Please note children cast in the production will need to be available to rehearse part of their rehearsal period in Melbourne. Rehearsals in Melbourne will be for 4-5 weeks in October-November 2016 and children cast in the production will need to have a parent / guardian available to accompany them for the entire duration of this time in Melbourne. Please note, children cast in the production will need to be available to go on tour to perform in proposed subsequent Australian capital cities following Brisbane and possible New Zealand cities. Children cast in the production will have to have a parent/legal guardian accompany them for the entire duration of the tour in the Australia and New Zealand. • Performances will take place at a theatre located in Southbank, Brisbane commencing (on or about) November 2016 • Contracts will be for the “Run of Play” Australasia
Children Audition Dates in Brisbane
First round: Monday 2nd May – Thursday 5th May 2016 (subject to change) Thursday 12 May – Sunday 15 May 2016 (subject to change) Second round: Saturday 21 May – Monday 23 May 2016 (subject to change) Final round: Friday 27 May – Saturday 28 May 2016 (subject to change)
Find the complete casting brief here www.lynneruthvencasting.com