Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre tickets
Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre tickets

Matilda the Musical tickets from £23.50

Tickets from £23.50

Overview

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel of the same name, the story of Matilda has been transformed into a widely praised stage musical filled with all the imagination one would expect from the story’s title character, becoming one of the hottest tickets in town.

Following a highly successful run at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon between December 2010 and January 2011, the Royal Shakespeare Company transferred their band new production of Matilda to the Cambridge Theatre. The show has remained at the venue since it began previews in October 2011 and, having won a record breaking number of Laurence Olivier Awards, remains one of the hottest tickets in the West End.

Like the book, the stage version of Matilda focuses on the title character, her creative mind and her special abilities. Unfortunately for Matilda, she is somewhat of an outsider in her family, who are self-obsessed con artists. Failing to get the parental love, support and attention she needs, Matilda lives a somewhat lonely early life. That is until she starts school and meets her friendly and understanding teacher, Miss Honey, who sees Matilda for the gifted child she truly is.

Unfortunately, school isn’t even the safe haven that Matilda thought it might be due to her dictator like headmistress, Miss Trunchball, who believes “children are worms” and should be punished should they fall out of line. Can Matilda and her friends overthrow the matriarch and make school the happy place it should be?

One of the most striking elements to the show is Rob Howell’s set design, that spills into the audience and manages to captures ones imagination throughout the entire performance.

Matilda features an inspiring original score by comedian and performer, Tim Minchin. Songs such as “When I Grow Up,” “Naughty” and “Revolting Children” are particularly stand out, as is the shows accompanying choreography, imaginatively created by Peter Darling.

Recommended for

Matilda the Musical is widely praised as one of the best shows currently running in the West End and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Fans of productions such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Lion King and Hetty Feather will love this show for its thrilling music and inventive storytelling.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 6+. No under 5's.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opened: 25 Oct 2011
Press night: 24 Nov 2011
Booking from: 16 Oct 2018
Booking until: 20 Oct 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Tuesday 16 Oct 2018--7:00pm
Wednesday 17 Oct 20182:00pm7:00pm
Thursday 18 Oct 2018--7:00pm
Friday 19 Oct 2018--7:00pm
Saturday 20 Oct 20182:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 21 Oct 20183:00pm--
Tuesday 23 Oct 2018--7:00pm

Location and map

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
London, WC2H 9HU

811 Reviews Add review

The reviews for this show have been amazing, and I had wanted to see it since it opened in Stratford. My sister and I brought our ... More

jameshawkins 5 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I had wanted to see Matilda for many years, and wasn't remotely disappointed after finally doing so. This is a family friendly Mus... More

ianwarde 5"5, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of everyone’s favourite bookworm burst into the West End in 2011 and continues to wow audiences both i... More

laurenbyrne-fraser 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What else can I say about the show? Simply impressive! The colourful magical set attracted my eyes the first time I entered the th... More

seatplan1234567 165cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Ms Trunchball and that is all. Absolutely phenomenal casting and production as a whole. The actress playing Miss Honey was also fa... More

zschmik 5"8, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Matilda has always been a book, movie and now a musical that has held such a special piece of my heart. Growing up, Miss Honey was... More

jennagrimwade 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This is the second time I have seen Matilda, and I actually liked it less than the first time! I absolutely adore the children, th... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Second time to the show and still find it striking my chord! However, just some parts of the show did not seem to have put in the ... More

Vanessassa 160cm, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was a bit of a surprise to me. The story isn't quite the same as the book or film in that there was a big emphasis of the... More

traceywebb 5ft6, 52 reviews, 2 helpful votes