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    "The songs fizz with humour "
    The Daily Telegraph
    "Matilda is British and brilliant."
    The Daily Mail

Matilda the Musical tickets

A perfectly mischievous family favourite

Matilda 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.

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.

Performance dates: 22 May 2022 - 28 May 2023

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (including an interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 6+. Babes in arms not permitted. Booster seats are available for children aged 3 - 12.

Special notice: Matilda features some moments which may be quite loud or scary for younger children.

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Frequently asked questions

Matilda the Musical's running time is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Tuesday to Friday evening performances of Matilda 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.
Playwright Dennis Kelly and comedian and musician Tim Minchin collaborated to write Matilda the Musical, 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.
Matilda the Musical is the story of a young girl who learns to use her remarkable 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.
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.
The age rating for Matilda the Musical in London is 6+. It has some loud and scary elements. For this reason, children aged 4 and below are not allowed into the auditorium.
Matilda the Musical's songs 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.
The current Matilda the Musical cast in London includes Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull, Carly Thoms as Miss Honey, Sebastian Torkia as Mr Wormwood, and Marianne Benedict as Mrs Wormwood. The cast also includes more than 25 talented young performers, including four actresses who alternate the leading role of Matilda Wormwood.
Matilda tickets are up to 10% cheaper on weekdays compared to weekends, but to secure the best value for your money it is worth checking availability up to 6 weeks before your chosen date, and comparing seat views across a few different price bands when you book.

The Stalls are popular at Matilda the Musical because of some immersive moments in the central aisle. To experience this for less than premium prices, you can book seats close to the back of the Stalls such as O18 , which do not feel distant. The back rows of the Dress Circle - such as seat H4 - and middle rows of the Upper Circle - such as F18 - are also rated well as cheaper options which have a clear view of the stage.

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