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Lara Wollington (born 30th March 2003)  is a British child actress who played Matilda.


West End

  • Shrek the Musical as Standby (Young Shrek and Dwarf)
  • Matilda the Musical as Matilda
  • Gypsy as Baby Louise

Off West End

  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 ¾ as Pandora Braithwaite


  • The BFG as Sophie (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)


  • Florrie's Dragon's as Florrie 
  • Big Brother's Little Mouth as Child housemate 
  • 64 Zoo Lane as Lucy 
  • Wanda and the Alien as Wanda 


  • Young, High and Dead as Sammy Taylor 

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  • Lara's first performance was 25th August 2012 and her final performance was 29th September 2013.
  • Lara held the record for the longest serving Matilda, until it was broken by Abbie Vena in November 2017.
  • Lara has a younger brother named Zac. 
  • Lara was a member of the Spirit Young Performers Company and is a member of their Elite Musical Theatre team from 2014 until 2018.  
  • Lara currently trains at North Star Academy in Hatfield.  
  • Lara is from Enfield, London.  
  • During her time in Matilda: Lara performed "Naughty" for Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2; performed "Quiet" after the Olivier Award nominations; appeared as a judge on Junior Masterchef and performed a four girl Naughty at the Olivier Awards at Piazza Square.