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Head back to school with Matilda Wormwood and friends in the Roald Dahl classic.
Matilda The Musical Tickets
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Production shot of Matilda The Musical in London, showing Matilda's birthday celebration.
Production shot of Matilda The Musical in London, with Rakesh Boury as Mr. Wormwood.
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Matilda The Musical Tickets

About Matilda The Musical

Will you dare to dream? Or will you be a little bit naughty? See Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End. Great prices available for Matilda The Musical during London Theatre Week: book your tickets now on London Theatre.

Matilda The Musical, a captivating tale of empowerment

Adapted from the incomparable children's novel by Roald Dahl, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical proves that it pays to stand up for what you believe in. With ingenious staging, quirky choreography, exceptional scenic design, and an incredible cast of young performers, you will be awed from start to finish.

After opening at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, the musical transferred to the West End's Cambridge Theatre.Matilda won seven Olivier Awards in 2012 — alongside Hamilton and Cabaret, it’s the biggest overall win of any London musical. Even though you can now catch Matilda on the big screen, there’s nothing like seeing the musical in London live.

What is Matilda The Musical about?

Meet Matilda Wormwood. She’s an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind, and telekinetic powers, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. When she faces Crunchem Hall headmistress Miss Trunchbull, she must challenge those above her for the greater good. Can Matilda, Miss Honey, and her classmates do the unthinkable and defeat Trunchbull? Watch them swing through the auditorium and revolt their way to a resolution.

What makes Matilda The Musical such an outstanding family-friendly show?

Matilda the Musical stands out above the rest due to its small but mighty lead character. Wise beyond her years, Matilda imparts valuable lessons on the power of education and the importance of standing up for what’s right. Matilda is brought to life on stage with fun choreography, incredible scenic designs, and witty music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

The show will inspire audiences of all ages, as cast member Elliot Harper attested: “It’s very sophisticated and adult audiences get a kick out of following the story because it's pretty nuanced. There's also a lot for children and younger people to enjoy. It's very vivid and comic book in its storytelling.”

Who wrote Matilda The Musical?

Roald Dahl's 1988 children's story of the same name informs the Matilda show. British screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapted Matilda for the stage alongside Tim Minchin who provides a catchy original score, with songs including "Revolting Children," "When I Grow Up," and "Naughty."

Tickets to Matilda The Musical in London are available now

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Run time

2 hours 40 minutes

Start date

December 9th, 2010

Age

Recommended 6+. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted and every customer must have their own ticket. To make sure everyone enjoys the show, little ones need to be able to sit in their own seat without any assistance.

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Reviews

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Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing
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Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite
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Vicent
Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Funny
95 / 100
Elliott Westhoff
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
95 / 100
David 321826
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
90 / 100
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Our Review

Matilda The Musical Review

5 of 5
25 Jan 2022, 19:39
Note: There has been cast changes since this review!We are rapidly drifting into that peculiarly English time of year when even the sanest of actors and production companies seem to take leave of their senses. Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and well-worn jokes that never ought to have seen the light of day in the first place are resurrected with abandon.Yes, panto season is with us once again. But 'Matilda The...
Production note
This show contains loud sounds and flashing lights at certain points during the performance.

Matilda The Musical cast and creative team

By: Dennis Kelly, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl
Songs by: Tim Minchin
Director: Matthew Warchus
Choreography: Peter Darling
Cast list: Estella Evans, Selena Karir, Arabella Stanton, Sophia Goodman (alternating as Matilda), Lydia White (as Miss Honey), Kieran Hill (as Miss Trunchbull), Rakesh Boury (as Mr. Wormwood), Amy Ellen Richardson (as Mrs. Wormwood)
Design: Rob Howell
Costumes: Rob Howell
Lighting: Hugh Vanstone
Sound: Simon Baker

Venue

Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9HU

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 176, N29, M41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (6mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left 100 metres to a small roundabout where the theatre can be seen.

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Access performances

AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Sunday 26 March 2023 at 3.00pm (Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm)
Saturday 13 May 2023 at 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.30-12.55pm)
Sunday 18 June 2023 at 3pm (Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm) (also Relaxed and Captioned)
Sunday 19 November 2023 at 3.00pm (Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm)

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Saturday 25 March 2023 at 2.30pm
Sunday 14 May 2023 at 2.30pm
Sunday 18 June 2023 at 3.00pm (also Relaxed and Audio-Described)
Saturday 25 November 2023 at 2.30pm

SIGNED PERFORMANCES
Thursday 20 April 2023 at 7.00pm
Wednesday 17 May 2023 at 2.30pm
Saturday 18 November 2023 at 2.30pm

RELAXED PERFORMANCES
Sunday 18 June 2023 at 3.00pm (also Audio-Described and Captioned)

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-7:00 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Matilda The Musical about?

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty! Based on the classic novel, this global smash is all about the power of stories– and a little bit of misbehaviour. Winning awards around the world, the West End production is the original version of this innovative and heartwarming musical. Take your turn at Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre today.

How long is Matilda The Musical?

The running time of Matilda The Musical is 2 hours 40 minutes.

Where is Matilda The Musical playing?

Matilda The Musical is playing at Cambridge Theatre. The theatre is located in London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9HU.

How much do tickets cost for Matilda The Musical?

Tickets for Matilda The Musical start at £25.

What's the age requirement for Matilda The Musical?

The recommended age for Matilda The Musical is Recommended 6+. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted and every customer must have their own ticket. To make sure everyone enjoys the show, little ones need to be able to sit in their own seat without any assistance..

How do you book tickets for Matilda The Musical?

Book tickets for Matilda The Musical on London Theatre.

What are the songs in 'Matilda'?

Matilda features a score including catchy tunes like “Naughty,” “Revolting Children,” and “Bruce.” Read more about the songs in Matilda in our ultimate guide to the show here.

Who wrote 'Matilda'?

Tim Minchin wrote the music and lyrics to Matilda, working alongside playwright Dennis Kelly. Adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name, the musical tells the story of a young girl with extraordinary abilities.

Who directed 'Matilda'?

Matthew Warchus directed Matilda the Musical on stage and won the Olivier Award for Best Direction in 2012.

When did 'Matilda' open in the West End?

Matilda the Musical opened in London's West End on November 24, 2011, at the Cambridge Theatre.

Is 'Matilda' appropriate for kids?

Those of all ages can enjoy Matilda, but the show is most suitable for those above the age of 6.

Is 'Matilda' good?

The musical adaptation of Matilda is an enjoyable family trip to the theatre. This exciting adaptation of the much-loved Roald Dahl novel is a must-see. Read our five-star review of Matilda.

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