Yesterday the cast recording of Matilda was released, featuring the original cast from the RSC Stratford-Upon-Avon production. This musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book had a brief run last Christmas, playing to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. I am posting this information because Robert Madge was part of the cast, and he’s a favorite since playing Gavroche in the Les Mis anniversary concert. Matilda is opening October 18, 2011, in the West End, but Madge is not in London production. (See the new cast list on the official website.) The cast recording is being sold exclusively here for now, and it will be available on iTunes beginning October 18th. I haven’t heard it yet, but I’m sure it’s wickedly good.
If you want to listen specifically for Robert Madge, he sings solo lines in the opening song “Miracle” and in “When I Grow Up.”