Alex Gaumond to join the cast of Matilda in the West End

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Alex Gaumond is to join the cast of the West End of Matilda – The Musical.

Gaumond – whose West End credits include We Will Rock You and Legally Blonde – will join the show on September 3, playing Miss Trunchbull, the role created by Bertie Carvel.

Carvel is currently playing the same role out on Broadway, where the show has just won four Tony awards.

Joining Gaumond on September 3 will be Kay Murphy, who will take up the role of Mrs Wormwood. Murphy has appeared in shows such as The Tailor-Made Man and Top Hat.