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Matilda The Musical

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This multiple award-winning musical is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book, Matilda. It tells the story of a genius little girl with telekinetic powers who has an unhappy life with her parents, and how she manages to turn her life around.

Why Watch Matilda

Matilda is a magical story by Roald Dahl that highlights a person’s fight for what they believe in and what they desire. The play delves even deeper into these themes due to the writing of Dennis Kelly and direction of Matthew Warchus. The lyrics add a sense of mischief and light-hearted glee to the musical, and only make the experience of watching it richer. Opening to five star reviews across the board, Matilda is a wonderful choice for anyone who wants to see how powerful and entertaining theatre can truly be.

The Story

The story tells the life of a young girl, Matilda. The musical begins with her birth and moves on to describe her unhappy upbringing as she lives with her TV-addicted family and bears their constant abuse. She is an intelligent child who loves reading even though her family believes that it is a complete waste of one’s time. Due to the abuse she faces, Matilda often plays pranks on people aided by her telekinetic powers. Matilda even plays pranks on her school’s headmistress, Mrs. Trunchbull whom she believes to be a bully. Soon, she develops a strong friendship with her teacher Miss Honey, who admires Matilda’s intellect and almost magical abilities. The story progresses to explore the relationship between Matilda and Miss Honey, and Matilda’s desire for freedom.

Good for

Children | Family Audiences | Fans of Roald Dahl

Critics Reviews

“It’s an evening of unadulterated bliss”
– The Guardian

“It’s the best new British musical since Billy Elliot”
– The Telegraph

Show Details

Show Timings

Tue 7 PM
Wed & Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Thu & Fri 7:30 PM
Sun 3 PM

Leading Roles
Emma Moore as Matilda
Gina Beck as Miss Honey
David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull

Director
Matthew Warchus

Music & Lyrics
Tim Minchin

Top Songs
“Naughty”, “When I grow up”, “Revolting Children”, “Bruce”, and “Miracle”

Know Before You Go

Duration
2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.

Audience
Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Cambridge Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,231.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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Shane Parsons
Shane
Reviewed in May, 2018

We got the tickets for real cheap and ended up having a great time laughing at the mischievous character of Matilda. What a night.

June Brady
June
Reviewed in May, 2018

Not sure why this show has received so many awards, it was only average at best and I’ve seen many more musicals that deserved the hype it’s got.

Jim Ballard
Jim
Reviewed in April, 2018

The production of Matilda was really great. The actors were amazing and breathed life into the characters.

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Where?

Cambridge Theatre, 32-34 Earlham Street, London

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The show is suitable for ages 6 and above

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