Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Miss Trunchbull's off to Bully Broadway

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Miss Trunchbull's off to Bully Broadway

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Byline: Alistair Foster Showbusiness Correspondent

BERTIE CARVEL terrified West End audiences and earned rave reviews for his creepily sadistic turn as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical.

Now he is reprising the role when the show transfers to Broadway, and told how he created the monster by trying "to find the deeply buried, vulnerable little girl inside this gorgon".

Carvel won accolades in comedian Tim Minchin's adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel which opens in New York on Monday. The menacing silhouette of headmistress Agatha Trunchbull in the Royal Shakespeare Company production is achieved with an elaborate costume.

"It's a kind of foam-andleather corset, with individually sculpted layers -- the overdeveloped trapezius, the hump, the impressive bosom gone south," Carvel told Vogue magazine. "It made many people's lives a misery to get right. But I get to put it on and stand in the mirror and frown at myself until I feel that Agatha and I have become one. …

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