Roles Matilda Wormwood The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull.
Mr. Wormwood Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny.
Mrs. Wormwood Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day.
Michael Wormwood Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye.
Mrs. Phelps The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories.
Miss Honey A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances.
Agatha Trunchbull The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments.
Escapologist A character of Matilda’s creation.
Acrobat A product of Matilda’s imagination.
Students Eric A student at school with Matilda.
Amanda A student at school with Matilda.
Bruce One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake.
Alice, Hortensia, Lavender, Nigel, and Tommy Are classmates of Matilda