Valid Tue - Thu evening performances 23 Jan - 8 Feb and 20-29 Feb.
Until 25 May
Runtime: 2h 35m
One of this Autumn’s returnees to the West End, Matilda (Cambridge Theatre) is very welcome. I just love this show: its energy, its wit and its celebration of the idea that you can re-write your own story against all the odds. Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin’s musical actually improves on Roald Dahl’s original story without losing any of the grotesque. Funny and tender in equal measure. A real little miracle.
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, this is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of seven Olivier Awards and over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences at London’s Cambridge Theatre. Age Recommendation: 6+
Matilda the Musical is the multi-award-winning musical inspired by the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin. Matilda The Musical tells the story of brave Matilda, the little girl that discovers magical means to deal with her difficult family and troublesome teachers.
Life at home is boring and frustrating as Matilda’s parents are more interested in what’s on TV than her. School is no fun either, dealing with horrible headteacher Miss Trunchbull who wants to make everyone miserable. Supported by her teacher, the kind Miss Honey, clever Matilda discovers she has special powers and decides to turn the tables on the grown-ups to teach them a lesson!
Critics call Matilda the Musical ‘joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious’ –The Guardian ‘Matilda is a gem’ –Evening Standard. Time out London says ‘Tim Minchin's wickedly good story of a schoolgirl genius is still irresistible.’
It’s an unmissable evening of family fun rooting for naughty Matilda. You can book your Matilda the Musical ticket for London’s Cambridge Theatre, in the heart of the West End and know it comes highly recommended by audiences and critics alike. Matilda transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End following a sell-out run in Stratford-Upon-Avon and has been a firm favourite on the London stage ever since. Matilda received five prestigious Olivier Awards in 2012, including Best Actress in a Musical for all four girls playing Matilda.
Leading the Matilda London cast are Maisie Mardle, Isla Gie and Isabella Jonsson sharing the role of the sparky Matilda. Maisie’s no stranger to the role as she plays Matilda in the 2021 Netflix adaptation too. Carly Thoms is Matilda’s kindly teacher Miss Honey, and Elliott Harper is cruel headteacher Miss Trunchbull, Marianna Benedict plays Matilda’s distracted mother Mrs Wormwood.
Matilda the Musical has music and lyrics by comic genius Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matilda London is developed and directed by Matthew Warchus. Choreography is by Peter Darling and set and costume design by Rob Howell, sound design is Simon Baker, orchestrations and additional music are created by Christopher Nightingale.
Get your tickets for the award-winning Matilda the Musical, the feelgood and funny London show that’s a magical delight for all ages. You’ll not want to miss this chance to bring a smile to your family’s faces.