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Matilda The Musical Tickets

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s funny and heart-warming musical.
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Matilda The Musical Tickets

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

Saturday 11 May 2024, 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1.00-1.30pm)

Sunday 16 June 2024, 3.00pm (relaxed, captioned and audio-described with Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm)

Wednesday 2 October 2024, 2.00 (Touch Tour at 12.00-12.25pm)

Sunday 17 November 2024, 3.00pm (Touch Tour at 1.00-1.25pm)

Sunday 23 March 2025, 3.00pm (Touch Tour at 1.00-1.25pm)

Saturday 17 May 2025, 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1.00-1.25pm)

SIGNED PERFORMANCES

Saturday 16 November 2024, 2.30pm

Wednesday 5 March 2025, 2.00pm

Thursday 1 May 2025, 7.00pm

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

Sunday 12 May 2024, 3.00pm

Sunday 16 June 2024, 3.00pm (relaxed, captioned and audio-described with Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm)

Wednesday 25 September 2024, 2.00pm

Saturday 23 November 2024, 2.30pm

Saturday 22 March 2025, 2.30pm

Sunday 18 May 2025, 3.00pm

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Sunday 16 June 2024, 3.00pm (relaxed, captioned and audio-described with Touch Tour 1.00-1.25pm)

CHILLED PERFORMANCES

Sunday 3 November 2024, 3.00pm

Wednesday 2 April 2025, 2.00pm

Run time

2hr 35min. Incl. 1 Intermission.

Start date

9th December, 2010

Age

Ages 6+. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted and every customer must have their own ticket. Under 16s must be sat with an adult. 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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758 Reviews

Jonella V

Jonella V

10 Reviews | 1 Followers
100
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you love the perfect mix of comedy and drama, which a golden-hearted centre

Don’t see it if you're not a fan of 'silly' humour

Elliott Westhoff

Elliott Westhoff

42 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want to be blown away by a talented cast of kids singing Tim Minchin songs.

Don’t see it if you hate kids in shows.

Vicent

Vicent

47 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if you like Roald Dahl's book. It's closer to the book than the movie. Very cleverly written lyrics too, expected from Tim Minchin.

Don’t see it if you don't like kids. Or Tim Minchin. Also, it may get a bit too dark for kids during a couple of scenes.

blue_wind

blue_wind

51 Reviews | 4 Followers
92
Quirky, Great writing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you love Roald Dahl, or if you enjoy musicals with witty lyrics and engaging stories. Also if you like inventive sets and costumes.

Don’t see it if You dislike theatre aimed at younger audiences.

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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: Anna Deikalo, Estella Evans, Ava Posniak, Sophia Saravanan (alternating as Matilda), Lydia White (as Miss Honey), Kieran Hill (as Miss Trunchbull), Rakesh Boury (as Mr. Wormwood), Amy Ellen Richardson (as Mrs. Wormwood), Deborah Tracey (Mrs. Phleps).
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. Incl. 1 Intermission.

Which theatre is Matilda The Musical at?

Matilda The Musical is at London's Cambridge Theatre.

How do you get tickets for Matilda The Musical?

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What is the age recommendation for Matilda The Musical?

Ages 6+. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted and every customer must have their own ticket. Under 16s must be sat with an adult. 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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