Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical Tickets

Cambridge Theatre, London
Matilda the Musical
Cambridge Theatre, London
Roald Dahl's story bursts to life on stage
Our Review 5 / 5

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.

Matilda the Musical opened at the Cambridge Theatre on 24th November 2011, having begun previews on 25th October. 

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.

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.

Booking from |
3rd November 2020
Available until |
30th May 2021
Run time |
2 hours 40 minutes
Categories |
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:
Adult cast: Gina Beck, Marianne Benedict, Alex Louize Bird, Rob Compton, Jaye Juliette Elster, Glen Facey, Alex Hammond, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Bethany Kate, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, Malinda Parris, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Simon Shorten, Holly Dale Spencer, Hayden Tee, Callum Train, Robert Tregoning. Child cast: Lois Abercrombie, Jacob Bland, Emilia Bosi, Toby Brandon, Tom Brown, Mia Byers, Hari Coles, Lottie Cook, Imogen Darwen, Darmani Eboji, Lily-mae Evans, Asher Ezequiel, Jimmy Fordham-reed, Clara Freeman Alves, Stella Haden, Jobe Hart, Isobel Hubble, Noah Leggott, Archie Lewis, Sadie Victoria Lim, Henry Littell, Francesca Mckeown, Mia Mcloughlin, Quincy Miller-Cole, Sara Munday, Austen Phelan, Marley Quinlan-gardner, Daisy Statham, Cherry Vaughn-white, Olivia Wells, Sam Winser, Rochelle Wyatt
Other info:
Musical supervision and orchestration by Christopher Nightingale. Special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.

Cambridge Theatre Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of Matilda the Musical


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 Musical', even though it is being aired during this... Read more

Latest Matilda the Musical News & Features

Matilda the Musical
Matthew Warchus to direct new Matilda film adaptation
Friday, 24 January, 2020, 10:48
Following his Olivier Award-winning directorial work for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, Matthew Warchus will direct a new film adaptation of the Roald Dahl story. In the pre-production stage, casting for Matilda will begin later this year, with information on a release date currently unknown. Matilda returns to the silver screen According to a casting call, Lucy Bevan Casting will audition children to feature in the second film adaptation of Matilda. In the casting...
Matilda the Musical
New cast announced for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Friday, 06 September, 2019, 10:34
A new cast change has been announced for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. Direct from the show’s UK and Ireland tour, Elliot Harper returns to the West End production of Matilda as Miss Trunchbull, previously appearing in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. Sebastian Torkia also joins the cast of Matilda after the national tour, reprising the role of Mr Wormwood. Marianne Benedict will continue in the role of Mrs Wormwood. After appearing in the...
New child cast announced for Matilda the Musical
Tuesday, 05 September, 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. Young performers who are joining the cast to take on the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the Crunchem Hall pupils are...
New cast of Matilda
New cast announced for Matilda in the West End
Monday, 07 August, 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...
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