Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical Tickets

Adapted from the incomparable children's novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company that continues to delight audiences in the West End. Since opening at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011, the hit show has gone on to win over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical. Featuring a smart and witty original score by Tim Minchin, alongside an exciting book by Dennis Kelly, the musical adaptation is one of the most successful British musicals of modern times, and entertains audiences both old and young.  

Matilda The Musical tells 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. After opening at the RSC's home in Stratford upon Avon, the musical transferred to the West End where it was greeted with a set of excellent reviews, with critics praising not only the charm of the score and book, but also the ingenious staging by director Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling.

The show went on to win seven Olivier Awards in 2012, marking the biggest overall win of any London musical. As well as winning the award for Best New Musical, the four young actresses who originated and shared the title role took home the collective award for Best Actress in a Musical. The show later transferred to Broadway, where it won five Tony Awards, and has since entertained audiences in Australia and across the United States.

Featuring exceptional scenic design, fantastic choreography and staging and an incredible cast of young performers, Matilda the Musical will inspire audiences of all ages. The timeless story of a small girl's determination to challenge those above her for the greater good, combined with Roald Dahl's signature wit and naughtiness, makes this an unforgettable West End musical.

Book your Matilda The Musical tickets, playing at The Cambridge Theatre today.

Matilda the Musical running time: 
2 hours 40 minutes
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The musical follows Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves reading and learning, but is suppressed by her TV obsessed parents who pay her little attention. As she grows up she begins to resist the challenges and obstacles presented to her, learning that sometimes you have to be a "little bit naughty" in order to get through life. As she begins to master living with her family, her world is thrown into disarray as she starts a new school under the tyrannous grip of Headteacher Miss Trunchbull. Seeking solace in the library in a world of her imagination and creation, Matilda forms strong bonds with adults such as Librarian Mrs Phelps and her class teacher Miss Honey. Together they give her the confidence to embrace her special gift and individuality which is needed to reclaim her life.

Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Roald Dahl. Book by Dennis Kelly
Royal Shakespeare Company ( RSC ) with Andre Ptaszynski as Executive Producer.
Matthew Warchus
Songs by:
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
Hugh Vanstone
Simon Baker
Rob Howell
Peter Darling
Cast list:
Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore, Éva-Marie Saffrey and Abbie Vena share the role of Matilda. The cast includes Gina Beck, David Shannon, Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict, Richard Astbury, Oliver Brooks, Collette Coleman, Maria Graciano, Elliot Harper, Daniel Hope, Daniel Ioannou, Kate Kenrick, Katie Lee, Fergal McGoff, Tom Muggeridge, Matthew Rowland, Matthew Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Laura Tyrer and Sharlene Whyte. The cast of young performers in three teams include Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Max Brophy, Mylo Burton-Mays, Olivia Calladine-Smith, Kira Caple, Elena Cervesi, Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Charlotte Fallart, Regan Garcia, Ptolemy Gidney, Aiyana Goodfellow, Miles Harcombe, Sebastian Harry, Michael Hawkins, Sam Jennings, Angelina Li, Tilda Marriage Massey, Craig Noakes, Tia Palamathanan, Ben Robinson, Tori Louise Ryan, Kacy O’Sullivan and Scarlett Wennink.
Other info:
Musical supervision and orchestration by Christopher Nightingale. Special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Cambridge Theatre

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Matilda the Musical Customer reviews

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Latest Matilda the Musical News & Features

New cast for Matilda the Musical
New Cast Announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End
Monday, August 13, 2018

A new cast has been announced for Matilda the Musical in the West End. Hayden Tee will take on the role of Miss Trunchbull for the first time on 11 September 2018. Joining him will be Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer who will portray Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Child actors Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown will join Sarah Munday and Olivia Wells in sharing the title role of Matilda. Gina Beck continues for a second year in the role of Miss Honey. 

New child cast announced for Matilda the Musical
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A new child cast has been announced for Matilda the Musical, Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore playing the title role from 12th September. Gina Beck, David Shannon, Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict will also join the production at the Cambridge Theatre.

New cast of Matilda
New cast announced for Matilda in the West End
Monday, August 7, 2017

A new cast has been announced for Matilda, Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. Gina Beck, David Shannon, Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict will join the production at the Cambridge Theatre, assuming their roles from 12th September. Gina Beck will play Matilda’s teacher, Miss Honey. Beck is known for plying Glinda in the West End and US touring productions of Wicked. She has also played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Cosette in Les Miserables, and appeared in last year’s West End production of Show Boat.

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