Character Descriptions

Matilda the Musical Summer 2023

  • All speaking and singing parts will require an accent and unless specified otherwise, all will be British. You do not need to have one prepared for auditions and callbacks.
  • Age ranges listed are suggestions, if an actor is older or younger but looks passable as the character’s age, they may be considered.


Matilda Wormwood, F , 8-10yrs, Vocal range: A3-D5

Imaginative young girl who is clever and wise beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Small but mighty.


Miss Agatha Trunchbull, M or F, 30s-50s, Vocal Range: A2-G4

Tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Although the villain, this role requires a good sense of comedic timing with a big physical presence.


Miss Honey, F, 20s-30s, Vocal Range: F3-D5

Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. Tired of living in fear of Miss Trunchbull, but struggles with finding the strength to stand up for herself and others. Timid, skittish, self-deprecating but sweet as her name. 


Mr. Wormwood, M, 30s-40s, Vocal Range: D3-A4

Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy, used-car salesman. 


Mrs. Wormwood, F, 30s-40s, Vocal Range: A3-F5

Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. 


Michael Wormwood, M, 10-15yrs

Matilda’s older brother. He is not bright and favored by their parents.


Mrs. Phelps, F, 20s-50s

A kind librarian to whom Matilda tells her stories. 


Bruce, M, 8-13yrs, Vocal Range: C4-E5

Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.


Lavender, F, 8-10yrs

Matilda’s classmate and friend.


The Escapologist, M, 20s-40s, Vocal Range: C3-E4

A character in the story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination. Grandiose presence, heartfelt character. 


The Acrobat, F, 20s-40s, Vocal Range: D4-A4

A character in the story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination. Heartfelt character. 


Rudolpho, M, 20S-30s, Vocal Range:D#3-A4

Mrs. Wormwood’s eccentric ballroom dance partner.


Doctor, M, 20s-50s, Vocal Range: C3-A4

Mrs. Wormwood’s doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.


Children’s Entertainer, M or F, Adult, Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4

A party entertainer at the start of the show.


Cook– M or F, Adult, non-speaking

Disheveled and gross school cook.


Sergei- M, Adult, Vocal Range: D3-C#4 *Russian accent

The front man of the Russian gang who seeks revenge on Mr. Wormwood.


Henchmen 1, 2, & 3 *Russian accent

Russian henchmen in Sergei’s gang who want to harm Mr. Wormwood.




Parents– Adults

Actors playing the parents of little kids in the opening number.


Little Kids- 8-13 yrs

Fellow classmates of Matilda featured in several scenes and songs.

Featured Characters in Little Kids Ensemble: Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy.


Big Kids– 14-Young Adults

Older school kids that attend Matilda’s school. 


The Hammer Choir- From Little Kids or Big Kids ensemble

A small choir featured during the song The Hammer. 


Ballroom Dancers

Dancers that appear in an imaginary Dance Competition sequence during Loud.


Telly Dancers

Featured dancers in the song Telly.


Support Vocalists

Provide background vocals for several numbers throughout show.