The multi-award winning musical
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is the captivating musical masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards including Best musical and 4 Tony Awards, Matilda The Musical has captured the imagination of young and old alike.
This bold, enchanting and ingenious production is directed by Matthew Warchus, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.
Matilda The Musical tickets are booking until 28 May 2023 at the Cambridge Theatre, London.
What is Matilda The Musical about?
Matilda follows the story of Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who loves to immerse herself in books. But Matilda is discarded and belittled by both her dimwitted parents — her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on about her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly – and her hostile headmistress, the wicked Miss Trunchbull.
Matilda may be reclusive but she has an ever-growing imagination and very sharp mind, and with caring teacher Miss Honey Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.
Who is in the Matilda The Musical London cast?
The cast is led by Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) alongside Carly Thoms (Miss Honey), Sebastien Torkia (Mr Wormwood) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood).
The adult cast includes Liberty Buckland, Georgia Carling, Katrina Dix, Ben Kerr, Matt Krzan, Tom Mather, Bryan Mottram, Kane Oliver Parry, Ryan Pidgin, Gemma Scholes and Dawn Williams.
Matilda The Musical has a book by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus. The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.
Reviews of Matilda The Musical★★★★★ "An evening of unadulterated bliss" - The Guardian
★★★★★ "Utterly Exhilarating" - The Independent
★★★★★ "Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun. A moving and subtle spectacle which will have kids in stitches and adults in tears. It is guaranteed to delight anyone who’s ever been a child" - Time Out
★★★★★ "The quest for a great new musical is over" - Evening Standard
★★★★★ "An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve. Irresistible and ingenious" - Express
★★★★★ "Hilarious, Moving, Glorious" - The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Giddily Enjoyable. Roars of approval shake the theatre" - Sunday Express
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
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Venue InformationCambridge Theatre, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2 9HU
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55, 176
Official London Theatre tickets for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London
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