Matilda the Musical Tickets
Tim Minchin's mischievous musical adaptation is a hilarious, heart-warming modern classic for the whole family. Best for age 6+.
A perfectly mischievous family favouriteMatilda is the perfect example of children's theatre in London that adults will love too, boasting mischief, mayhem and a huge heart. Get your little miracles engrossed in the magic of theatre with tickets to this modern family favourite at the Cambridge Theatre.
The musical delights audiences with the story of a young girl and her remarkable, magical gifts. Despite having awful parents who belittle and ignore her, Matilda’s determination leads her to the lovely Miss Honey... all while avoiding headmistress Miss Trunchbull’s terrifying temper!
Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s book is given a boisterous musical makeover, with comedian Tim Minchin’s songs - including “When I Grow Up” and “Revolting Children” - injecting a witty breath of fresh air into the tale.
Since bursting into London in 2011 with a technicolour set and incredible cast of young actors, Matilda has caught the imaginations of audiences worldwide, earning 7 Olivier Awards and a celebrated Broadway season.
What is Matilda the Musical about?Matilda the Musical is the story of a young girl who learns to use her remarkable, supernatural talents to find the loving family she deserves. Matilda's parents dislike their daughter, who'd much rather read a book than watch television all day, and at school the child-hating Miss Trunchbull keeps students and teachers in line with terrifying threats. When Matilda meets the gentle Miss Honey, who encourages her love of reading and keen curiosity, she decides that being a little bit naughty is worth it to get back at the bullies.
Where can I watch Matilda the Musical?The Cambridge Theatre is the home of Matilda the Musical in London. The theatre is in Seven Dials, which is close to Covent Garden Underground station, and a short walk away from Leicester Square.
How long is Matilda the Musical and when does it finish?The running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
What age is Matilda the Musical suitable for?The age rating is 6+. The show includes some loud and scary elements. For this reason, children aged 4 and below are not allowed into the auditorium.
Who wrote Matilda the Musical?Playwright Dennis Kelly and comedian and musician Tim Minchin collaborated to write the show, which is adapted from Roald Dahl's popular children's book. Kelly wrote the book, with Minchin creating original music and lyrics for the show.
What songs are in Matilda the Musical?The songs in the show include "When I Grow Up", "Naughty", "The Chokey Chant" and "Miracle". They are written by comedian and musician Tim Minchin, and combine his witty lyricism with original author Roald Dahl's mischievous storytelling to great effect.
Who is in the West End cast of Matilda?The current London cast includes Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Byrne as Miss Honey, Rakesh Boury as Mr Wormwood, and Amy Ellen Richardson as Mrs Wormwood. The cast also includes more than 25 talented young performers, including four actresses who alternate the leading role of Matilda Wormwood.
Tuesday to Friday evening performances start at 7pm and end at 9.35pm. Wednesday matinees start at 2pm and end at 4.35pm. Saturday performances are at 2.30pm, ending at 5.05pm, and 7.30pm, ending at 10.05pm. Matinees on Sundays start at 3pm and end at 5.35pm.
Snatch up Matilda tickets and you’ll be utterly enchanted, whether you’re 6 or 60. Borrowing the best parts of Dahl’s dark humour and adding some hilarious new twists, this musical adventure is a truly irresistible treat.