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MATILDA THE MUSICAL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Learn more about the characters of Matilda the Musical, discover if you are a fit for one of the roles and find some useful links to audition material! 

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.  

Stage Age: 8 to 12. Mezzo-Soprano

 

Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.  *May also be included in the Big Kid’s ensemble.  

Stage Age: 10 to 15. Tenor

 

Bruce 
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.  

Stage Age: 8 to 12. Tenor

 

Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend. Loud and kooky; big personality. Stage Age: 8 to 12. Mezzo-Soprano

 

Children's Ensemble
Matilda’s classmates:  Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy. Stage age 8-12

 

ADULT ROLES

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s who despises children. 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: 35 to 55. Baritone

 

Miss Honey 
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. A mild, quiet person who is adored by all the children.  

Stage Age: 25 to 40. Mezzo-Soprano 

 

Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic character actor with an over the top personality.  

Stage Age: 35 to 45. Baritone 

 

Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Strong comedic character actor with a loud personality.  

Stage Age: 35 to 45. Mezzo-Soprano 

 

Mrs. Phelps
Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. No solo Singing required for this role.

Stage Age: 25 to 45 

 

Adult Ensemble
Big Kids (played by teens 14+ and young adults) – may also double as some character parts
Character parts:  Doctor, Rudolpho, Escapologist, Acrobat, Children’s Entertainer, Sergei, Henchmen, Cook, Parents

 

Audition Sign up is now LIVE!

Don't miss your chance to audition for our upcoming production of Matilda

Auditions will be held June 9th, 10th, 11th

with Callbacks for select roles June 12th

Click below to find the audition requirements and book your audition. 

We can't wait to see you at the Auditions!