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Matilda The Musical Jr cast members

Join Our Cast for Matilda The Musical Jr!

Rehearsed during April and May
Performed at Trinity Theatre on Monday 29 May
Performed at Hever Castle on Wednesday 31 May

Open to those in School Years 4-13
For beginners, experienced performers and everyone in between
You don’t need to have done anything with Trinity Youth Theatre to take part


What’s This All About Then?

A young girl sings

Each year, we stage shortened versions of classic musicals in the Summer (we are doing Into The Woods Jr and Aladdin Kids this year). We are now rehearsing one of these shows over April and May, before we perform the roughly 80-minute show at Trinity Theatre and the beautiful Hever Castle in the May Half Term!

Young people take on all the roles – from School Years 4-13, and our Backstage Youth Theatre help run the show from the wings and the tech box.

We will learn all of the magical musical numbers and put together some brilliant dance numbers, and rehearse the rest of the show so we can perform it for audiences.

Unlike our Summer shows, not everyone will get cast. We will be running a low-pressure audition to allocate parts on Sunday 2 April (don’t worry if you can’t make it, there are video options available, too). It is an ensemble-heavy show, so there is lots for everyone to do.

It is free to audition.

All cast members get a show t-shirt and digital copies of the show photos.

We provide the costumes, make-up, props and set, making the show look at brilliant as possible. Our young cast rehearse, perform, have fun, make friends and create memories that will last for years!

It costs £240 to take part in the show – this covers the costs of our creative team, rehearsal space, sets, props, costumes, performance licences, cost of performing at Hever and more!

We know times are currently financial tough for some families, and don’t want anybody who wants to come to be put off by the price. We have bursaries available via The Elliott Fund for those who need financial support.



Unlike our Summer shows, not everyone who signs up will get cast. To register for the audition, please complete the form below.

There will be a little bit of audition material to prepare, which will be sent in advance. It will be a bit of singing and a bit of acting. Auditionees will also need to prepare a dance which will be taught on the day.

If you cannot make the audition date of Sunday 2 April, you can upload a video audition (copies of what to prepare will be sent to those who sign up).


What’s the Schedule?

  • Audition: Sunday 2 April, 10am – 2pm (or a video audition deadline of 5pm, Sunday 1 April)
  • Rehearsals: Rehearsals on Tuesdays (mostly 5pm – 7.30pm) and Sundays (mostly 10am – 3pm)
  • Performances: Monday 29 May (Trinity) and Wednesday 31 May (Hever Castle)


What’s Matilda Jr. About?

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr, a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!


“They all did so well, my child loved it and he has already asked to book for next year!
Thank you everyone for making it so fun for them all!”
A cast member’s parent from our 2019 show


All staff are DBS checked and led by experienced youth theatre practitioners. Please see Trinity Theatre’s Safeguarding Policy for more information.

If you have any questions about our Show in a Week or Trinity Youth Theatre, please email Jason and Rachel in our Creative Engagement team and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

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