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31/01/2022 Auditions continue at Limelight Theatre Company

With January of 2022 now behind us, auditions continue at Limelight Theatre Company. It is time to turn our attention to our forthcoming production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Jr.

Many of our theatre company and some non-members, have been busy practicing the lyrics during the last couple of months. With our Director, Anna Lawrence, now ready to shape the show, we are on the look out for a few more cast members. So auditions continue at Limelight Theatre Company. Read on below to find out more.

Rehearsals start in earnest very soon, but we are also holding additional auditions for the following:
Mr Wormwood
Mrs Phelps
Additional ensemble

Therefore, we are delighted to advise the following opportunities.
27th February 2022
10.00-12.00 Ensemble auditions
12.00-13.00 Workshop for ensemble children
13.00-14.00 Auditions for: Miss Trunchbull, Bruce & Rudolpho

You can find out more about the show below:

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. It features the 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?

Show dates & details

This production takes place at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich. This will be during the week of Monday 30th May – Saturday 4th June 2022.

A temporary membership fee is applicable @ £25.00 per cast member if you are not already a member of the Limelight Theatre Company.

Rehearsals are charged at £5.00 per rehearsal and will take place at Limelight Studios.

To book your audition place please contact us via hello@limelightnorwich.co.uk or 01603 400096 and then we can organise the audition pieces for you.


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


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