NEWS: Local Girl Cast As Starring Lead For Matilda The Musical Singapore
You might have heard that the West End musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, Matilda, is coming to Singapore in February 2019. Not to mention, it is the first time ever that the musical is coming to Asia. If you still need more convincing to catch it, what about this – a Singaporean girl will be playing the role of the beloved heroine, Matilda Wormwood!
Sofia Poston, a nine-year-old student at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore, will share the highly coveted role of our favourite little bookworm with two other young actresses from the Matilda International Company. She caught the eye of the Company’s creative team when they came to the local auditions for Evita, another hit musical that played in Singapore last December.
Since being selected, Sofia did a six-week rehearsal program in Cape Town with the Company, and the training continues in Singapore. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved Roald Dahl book, and it turns 31 next year, so it’s a great time to catch Matilda The Musical.
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