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Matilda The Musical Tickets

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s funny and heart-warming musical.
Production shot of Matilda The Musical in London, showing Matilda's birthday celebration.
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About Matilda The Musical

Roald Dahl’s heroine might be small, but she stands up to bullies. Fight for what’s right and book Matilda the Musical tickets on TodayTix.

Dahl’s 1988 novel got the perfect stage treatment from the mischievous minds of playwright Dennis Kelly and Australian comedian-turned-composer Tim Minchin. Together they brought to the stage this imaginative musical , which to date has 100 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical. Matilda still holds the joint records for most Olivier Awards for a Musical — tied with Hamilton and Cabaret.

London Theatre praised the musical’s spectacle, saying its “hugely enjoyable, with hallmarks of pantomime.” It continues to be a firm family favourite, winning over new generations of theatre fans. So, don’t be a revolting child! Enjoy Matilda in London.

Clever Matilda Wormwood is unappreciated by her shallow family, But when she attends an unusual school, she finds a new ally, teacher Miss Honey, and a fearsome foe, headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Handily, our heroine has some special skills. One is magical, the gift of telekinesis, but she also realises the power of storytelling – and so does this incredible production.

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)

Run time

2hr 35min. Inc. 1 Intermission.

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

Audiences Say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing
88
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755 reviews on Show-Score

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Jonella V
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite
100 / 100
Elliott Westhoff
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
95 / 100
Vicent
Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Funny
95 / 100
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Quirky, Great writing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
92 / 100
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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

Cambridge Theatre

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.

More information about Matilda The Musical

While the Royal Shakespeare Company nurtured Matilda in 2009, Tim Minchin separately approached the Dahl estate to adapt the story into a stage version. So when Minchin was asked to join the RSC, he was thrilled! Matthew Warchus, Old Vic artistic director, helms the musical.

The musical premiered at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010, and swiftly transferred to London’s Cambridge Theatre the following year. Matilda won a record seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for the four young performers who alternated in the title role: Eleanor Worthington Cox, Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely, and Kerry Ingram.

What to Watch For:

  • Miss Trunchbull, who has an unusually imposing physique, is played by a man in Matilda on stage.
  • There are multiple child actors for each role, alternating shows between them – which means it’s a slightly different performance every time. You can find out when you get to the theatre which cast is on.
  • Tim Minchin was best known for his stand-up comedy (which did include original songs) before he became an award-winning composer with Matilda. He then went on to play Judas in the UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and to write the score for the stage adaptation of Groundhog Day.
  • One of the breakout songs from the show is Minchin’s poignant “When I Grow Up,” which appears in Act II and features high-flying choreography with swings. It was actually the first song that he wrote for the show, drawing inspiration from his own childhood.

Frequently asked questions

What is Matilda The Musical about?

Everybody's a little bit naughty — don't miss out on seeing the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel. With music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, embark on a journey with the mischievous Matilda as she demonstrates that even the smallest person can make a big difference.

What is the running time of Matilda The Musical?

Matilda The Musical runs for 2hr 35min. Inc. 1 Intermission..

Which theatre is Matilda The Musical at?

Matilda The Musical is at London's Cambridge Theatre.

How much are tickets for Matilda The Musical?

Matilda The Musical tickets start at £23.

How do you get tickets for Matilda The Musical?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on Matilda The Musical tickets on TodayTix.

What is the age recommendation for Matilda The Musical?

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.

What are the songs in "Matilda"?

Matilda features stand-out songs, including “Revolting Children,” “When I Grow Up,” and “Naughty.”

Who wrote "Matilda"?

Matilda the Musical was written by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by composer and lyricist Tim Minchin. The musical, based on Roald Dahl's novel "Matilda," narrates the tale of a precocious young girl with extraordinary intelligence and magical abilities who conquers adversity.

Who directed "Matilda"?

Matthew Warchus directed Matilda the Musical on stage. He won an Olivier Award in 2012 for his work on the show.

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?

Matilda the Musical can be enjoyed by those of all ages, but this show is recommended for children above the age of 6.

Is "Matilda" good?

Matilda the Musical is a witty and fun adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel of the same name, with a catchy score. In a five-star review, London Theatre said this family show had “all the children in the audience seemed totally mesmerised.”

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