Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre, London

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Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

  • Matilda the Musical: A Show that's Anything but Child’s Play

    The magical stories of Roald Dahl have been told and retold many times over the years, but few retellings have had quite the same impact as Matilda. The show has been critically acclaimed the world over and is brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music from Aussie comedian Tim Minchin. Indeed, with seven Olivier Awards in 2012 and successful runs in the West End, Broadway, Sydney and beyond, this children’s classic is now a modern hit. Staying true to Dahl's book, Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl with magical powers. Able to move objects with her mind, Matilda eventually learns to use her gift for the greater good. As we’re taken through a series of unfortunate events, often perpetuated by the imposing Miss Trunchbull, the unlikely heroine finds the courage to shine. Helped along the way by the kind-hearted Miss Honey, this sweet story gives you the type of feel–good vibes often reserved for Hollywood movies. In fact, it's Matilda’s ability to combine music, theatrics and drama that’s made it a hit. By covering all bases and adding a new dimension to a story many of us already know and love, this show provides drama and entertainment for audiences young and old.

    The Kids Are More than Alright: Why We Love Matilda

    Miss Trunchbull may not like those revolting children but theatregoers around the world do. When a musical can showcase upcoming talent in a natural way, it’s always a hit and Matilda is no exception. While critics will wax lyrical about the staging and storyline, regular audience members have been struck by the performers. Proving that age is only a number, the young actors and actresses set a furious pace and never miss a beat. Capturing the highs and lows of growing up in an exceptionally tough environment, the performers give Matilda a sense of rhythm that only the young could. Of course, we can't ignore the slightly warped world shown on stage. Dahl had a unique way of making the unusual feel strangely normal and Matilda is a perfect example of that. Throughout the show, subtle touches make you remember that this is a school unlike any other. However, in among the fantastical setting, real emotions spring abound. By the end of the show, the stream of highs and lows combine to create an uplifting and inspiring finale.

    Class is in Session: Book Tickets for Matilda

    Class is still in session on a weekly basis and, if you're looking to attend, you'll need a ticket. Here at See Tickets, we've got you covered. Using our booking platform, you'll be able to find the perfect seats at a time and date that suits you. What's more, our platform is designed to be as user–friendly as possible. So, you won't have to fear a telling off from Miss Trunchbull if you make a mistake when you book tickets for Matilda.

    An Uplifting Story Leaves Matilda Critics Smiling

    Recreating a literary classic is never easy but the critics seem to agree that Matilda the musical has done it fantastically well.

    "Mix Tim Minchin's genius with Roald Dahl's eternal appeal and you really do have something special." – Stefan Kyriazis, The Express.

    "For the children that we all remain at heart, this is wise, wicked, glorious fun."  – TimeOut.

    "A funny, fast and furious production that touches the heart thanks to outstanding performances from all the 30 strong company."  – Liam Rudden, Edinburgh Evening News.

    Important Information

    £1.50 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.

    BOOKING PERIOD: Until 20 December 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday- Saturday: 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm and Sunday 3pm
    From w/c 10th September 2018: Tuesday - Friday 7pm, Saturday: 7.30pm, Wednesday: 2pm , Saturday 2.30pm and Sunday 3pm

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including 1 interval)



    Thursday 21 November 2019 at 7:00pm – Signed Performance

    Saturday 23 November 2019 at 2:30pm – Captioned Performance

    Sunday 24 November 2019 at 3:00pm – Audio Described

    Saturday 28 March 2020 at 2:30pm – Audio Described

    Sunday 29 March 2020 at 3:00pm – Captioned Performance

    Saturday 25 April 2020 at 2:30pm – Signed Performance

    Saturday 16 May 2020 at 2:30pm – Captioned Performance

    Sunday 17 May 2020 at 3:00pm – Audio Described

    AGE RESTRICTION: Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

    VENUE: Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU, UK

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