Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Tickets

Cambridge Theatre
West End
2 hours 40 minutes

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 Synopsis: 

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.

Age Restrictions: 
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: 
Craige Els (Miss Trunchbull), Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood ), Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Joshua Wyatt (Michael Wormwood), Lisa Davina Phillip (Mrs Phelps), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey)
Other info: 
Musical supervision and orchestration by Christopher Nightingale. Sspecial effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.
Matilda The Musical Schedule
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 25 October, 2011
Opening date: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2011
Available from: 
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Sunday, 15 October, 2017
32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Latest Matilda The Musical News & Features

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Roald Dahl Day - Celebrate 100 Years of Dahl on Stage

Roald Dahl is one of the world's most loved children's writers whose work is known all around the world. Today, 13 September 2016 marks the author's centenary and with it Roald Dahl Day which declares an international celebration of not only the writer's work but also his extended world.

Matilda the Musical
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
New cast announced for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre

Long running hit Matilda the Musical has announced new cast members for the West End production which is currently running at the Cambridge Theatre.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Matilda extends to 28 May 2017 at the Cambridge

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda the Musical has extended its booking period by six months - tickets are now on sale to Sunday 28 May 2017 at the Cambridge Theatre. The show opened on 24 November 2011, following previews from 25 October.

Our Review

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.

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