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

Matilda the Musical tickets from £24.00

Tickets from £24.00

About the show

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 5s.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opened: 25 Oct 2011
Press night: 24 Nov 2011
Booking from: 23 Aug 2019
Booking until: 20 Dec 2020

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Friday 23 Aug 2019--7:00pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 25 Aug 20193:00pm--
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019--7:00pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 20192:00pm7:00pm
Thursday 29 Aug 2019--7:00pm
Friday 30 Aug 2019--7:00pm

Location and map

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials
London, WC2H 9HU

1109 Reviews Add review

Brilliant as a stage show, but not as close to the book as I would hope - Matilda only uses her telepathy twice. Songs are catchy and... More

edwoz 5'10", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely amazing show! The children were brilliant and the story was great! Second time watching the show and would thoroughly recommend! More

AmyE 170, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I absolutely love this show! It’s my third visit and I sometimes forget just how musically clever it is. Tim Minchin is a brilliant... More

MusicalFiend 5”6, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Clever, fun, and great for families! For a musical that is centered around kids, it didn’t feel juvenile at all.

briannasimpkins 4’11, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

All the principles were excellent. The standout for me was Rob Compton who played Mr Wormwood. Outstandingly good. Love with a... More

gerrardkane 5ft7in, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show has a great feel-good factor despite of all the dark elements to it. One of those musicals that will leave you with that... More

wesleym 173cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The children in this show are out of this world. Phenomenally talented and all round great show!

yasminlavery 5'7", 23 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Great show! The children were amazing and the story combined with the set and music makes it an incredible show!

AmyE 170, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely amazing show! The children's cast is brilliant and supported by a great set of adults! An amazing night!

AmyE 170, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes