Cinema Complex

MATILDA THE MUSICAL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

CHILDREN ROLES

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Enigmatic, serious, intense. Instinctive acting ability. Vocal health and clarity. Stage Age: 8 to 12 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Bruce - Matilda's classmate.

He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Strong Vocally. Stage Age: 8 to 12 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Lavender

Matilda's classmate and friend. Loud and kooky - likes to have fun – big personality.

Stage Age: 8 to 12

 

ADULT ROLES

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Crunchem Hall Primary School who despises children. Miss Honey's aunt. Once a famous athlete, she is described as a "gigantic Holy terror", a "fierce tyrannical monster" who "marches like a storm trooper with long arms swinging" with an "aura of menace". Strong Character actor with an imposing presence. Gender: ANY (Professional Productions have used Men in this Role, we are looking for the best Person for the Role, Man or Woman the character will present as a female)

Stage Age: 30 to 55 Physicality: 6’ of more is a plus but not a requirement. A physical character actor - must be physically fit and agile. We will be asking those that audition for this role to pantomime an Olympic Hammer Throw Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Miss Honey

Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile - yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible. Stage Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: F3