Lucy Maunder joins Matilda cast as new Miss Honey, Brisbane

Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company of Matilda The Musical as Miss Honey when the show tours to Brisbane and Perth from November this year.

Lucy Maunder will join the Matilda company as Miss Honey. Image by Jim Lee 2016
Lucy Maunder will join the Matilda company as Miss Honey. Image by Jim Lee 2016

Maunder is currently starring as Heather Chandler in Heathers at Arts Centre Melbourne and has appeared in leading roles in more than 10 major musicals during her varied and successful career.

Before Heathers, Lucy Maunder appeared in the QTC/MTC co-production of Ladies in Black in both Brisbane and Melbourne, starred as Rizzo in the Australian national tour of Grease, and she created the role of Lara in Lucy Simon’s Doctor Zhivago, opposite Anthony WarlowShe has appeared in roles in various Sondheim works including Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, Side by Side by Sondheim and Sondheim on Sondheim.

Maunder played Gertrude Laurence in Noël and Gertie, opposite Matilda’s own James Millar (as Noël Coward) and Polly in Michael Kantor’s production of The Threepenny Opera. In international tours, Lucy has performed as Emma Crew in Jekyll and Hyde and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises).

Lucy will be taking over from Elise McCann who originated Miss Honey in the Australian production.

Matilda The Musical will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC from 25 November 2016 with tickets on sale from 9.00am EST today – Thursday, May 19. The show will then transfer to Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017.  Ticketing details to follow.

Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill audiences in London, on Broadway, on tour around North America and is currently enjoying a highly successful season in Melbourne, following similar success in Sydney where the show played for six months. With music and lyrics by Australia’s own Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl and tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Matilda The Musical

MELBOURNE – Princess Theatre (now playing)


Book at Ticketmaster 1300 723 038


BRISBANE – Lyric Theatre QPAC from 25 November

Book at QPAC 136 246 or

PERTH – Crown Theatre from February 2017

Ticketing details to follow

Waitlist for Perth tickets now at

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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