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29/09/2021 Audition for Limelight Theatre Company – Matilda The Musical JR.

It is time – time to audition at Limelight!

After an 18 months to forget, with the pandemic consuming all opportunities for the Limelight Theatre Company to produce their usual show in 2020. Zelda Rolfe is pleased to finally be able to announce our next production as Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Show details

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-541-4684. mtishows.com

Drew Cohen, president and Chief Executive Officer of Music Theatre International says:

“One of my favourite moments early on in the show is when Matilda sings, ‘Even if you are little you can do a lot’. It’s such a powerful reminder for each of us, tall and small, to take ownership in how we can create our reality,” says Cohen. “Through the process of putting on this musical, these students are doing just that: they are joining together and working hard to create this extraordinary event for their community. We think they deserve a standing ovation for all their work,” he adds.


Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is adapted from the full-length musical which was based on the book by Roald Dahl, and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013. The musical earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards, including The Tony for “Best Book of a Musical.”

Matilda, a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, lives with cruel parents who find her to be a nuisance, a lousy little worm, and a bore. When Matilda enters her first term at school, she captures the attention of Miss Honey, a kind teacher, and the two form a wonderful friendship. Unfortunately, the school is ruled by a tempestuous and mean headmistress named Miss Trunchbull, who hates children and delivers cruel and unjust punishments to all her charges. Matilda is determined to change her story, but will her cleverness and courage be enough to withstand the reign of Miss Trunchbull?

Summer audition

With some summer rehearsals already completed, on Sunday 3rd October we will be holding an audition workshop with the Director Anna Lawrence. Then, individual and group auditions will take place over the weekend of 9th & 10th October.

Audition updates

To audition please complete the google form, no later than midnight on Thursday 30th September:


Further audition / show information can be found below.

Audition workshop

Sunday 3rd October 2021

Registration from 09.30hrs

Prompt 10.00hrs start

Collection 16.00hrs

Cost £5 for Limelight members, £10 non-members

Please bring a packed lunch (no nuts), water bottle and a few pennies for the tuck shop.

Individual & small group audition

These will be held during the afternoon of Saturday 9th October and all day Sunday 10th October.

Timings will depend on how many requests we receive for each part.

Cost for auditions is a flat fee of £5.00, no matter how many parts you audition for, Limelight members are free.

Membership fee

Temporary membership, to cover all insurances @ £25.00 for non-members.


Ensemble will have rehearsals on Saturday afternoons from 6th November – 20th November + 4th December – 18th December 14.00-17.00hrs. PLEASE NOTE: no session 27th November Cost of each rehearsal £5.00 for every cast member


If you want to refresh your memories from our last production take a look here: https://limelightnorwich.co.uk/noda-review-recent-production-cats

For further details please contact via email.



…I went to see my granddaughter in the Limelight CATs production on Saturday the 1st June the matinee performance…

…The acting and singing standard from such a wide age range was so impressive, what struck me most was their professionalism in staying in character while just being a background extra! Fantastic I was closely watching every kitten on purpose, first-rate….

The costumes were first rate and the scenery what a simple but effective backdrop, well done the set designers. The makeup…wow …a work of art to perfection.

Please pass on my sincere congratulations to all who took part, there was not one person who let the side down and to use 40 children in singing dancing and acting showcased all their incredible abilities. Well done.

Cliff – Retired Am Dram enthusiast