It has been announced that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of Matilda The Musical. The announcement comes as tickets go on sale to the general public for the Brisbane season. Queenslanders are already embracing Matilda with the waitlist for tickets reaching a record high.
Lucy Maunder is no stranger to the Brisbane stage, having most recently appeared in the QTC/MTC co-production of Ladies in Black. Other credits include Rizzo in the national tour of Grease, and Lara in Doctor Zhivago as well as roles in the Sondheim works, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Side by Side by Sondheim and Sondheim on Sondheim.
Maunder played Gertrude Laurence in Noël and Gertie, opposite Matilda’s James Millar (as Noël Coward) and Polly in Michael Kantor’s production of The Threepenny Opera. Maunder played Emma Crew in Jekyll and Hyde and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises). She is currently playing Heather Chandler in Heathers – the Musical in Melbourne.
Matilda The Musical 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 armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill audiences in London, on Broadway, on tour around North America and is currently enjoying a highly successful season in Melbourne, following similar success in Sydney where the show played for six months
Matilda The Musical will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 25 November 2016 with tickets now on sale, and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017 (ticketing details to follow). Tickets for the Melbourne season at the Princess Theatre are available through to 4 September 2016. For more information, visit: au.matildathemusical.com for details.
Image: Lucy Maunder – photo by Jim Lee