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Booking Period

Show Opened

7th Oct 2011

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8th Apr 2015 - 20th Dec 2015

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes

Age Restrictions

Suitable for ages 6 and over. Children under the age of 6 will not be allowed in the theatre.

What's it all about?

You've heard the buzz about this fantastic RSC-originated show that arrived in the West End after a sell-out season in Stratford-upon-Avon and wiped the floor at the 2012 Olivier Awards. It's now repeating its stunning success on Broadway, but the London production is still in situ and as spikily brilliant as ever.

Its killer combo of Roald Dahl’s plucky supernatural schoolgirl heroics, script by Bafta-nominated writer Dennis Kelly and whip-smart wordplay and music from Aussie rock-comedian Tim Minchin is something you really don’t want to miss. 

What's the story?

As is often the case in Roald Dahl’s stories, Matilda is a gifted child with woefully inadequate parents. Her Mum is more interested in ballroom dancing, while Dad insists that her beloved books will cause 'verrucas of the soul'. And the rot doesn’t stop there - Matilda's horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull is on a mission to lock up as many children in 'the chokey' as possible.

When Matilda discovers she has an extraordinary ability, will things get better or worse? And can Miss Honey – the one beacon of hope in all this horror – help to secure a happily-ever-after in a world of pesky parents and hateful headteachers?

Who's in it?

With his lyrical genius, uncanny ear for a punchline and leftfield approach to life, Minchin’s music steals the show. 

But the brilliance doesn’t end there. James Clyde shines as Matilda’s Dad, Kay Murphy plays her Mum, Lara Denning is Miss Honey and the brilliant Craige Els continues to terrify as a magnificently monstrous Miss Trunchbull. 

Craige has previously appeared on stage in Timon of Athens, Antigone and The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre) and on screen in Ripper Street, The Bletchley Circle and Call The Midwife. Further theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre), The New Yorkers (Sadler’s Wells), Never Forget (West End and Tour) and Spamalot (West End). 

Violet Tucker, Tasha Chapple, Lottie Sicilia and the conveniently-named Matilda Shapland share the title role.

The remaining adult cast includes Lucy Jane Adcock, Fabian Aloise, Ashley Cooper, Jonathan Cordin, Ashleigh Drew, Nicholas Duncan, Demi Goodman, Will Kenning, Antony Lawrence, Max Parker, Lisa Davina Phillip, Charlotte Scott, Tommy Sherlock, Hollie Taylor, Amy Thornton, Jason Winter and Joshua Wyatt.

Who is Matilda The Musical suitable for?

This truly is a show that appeals to all ages. Its alphabetically-inspired set, stunning stage magic and inspiring story of tots triumphing over tyranny will appeal to all mischievous mites, especially if they’ve seen the Danny DeVito film.

But you’ll also love Matilda if you’re less vertically-challenged because, like The Simpsons, there’s plenty of knowing humour and deft dialogue. In fact, you may want to ditch the kids altogether – we’re sure you won’t be the only one attending unchaperoned.

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Discounted Group Rates

Rate typeMin. ticketsBook byPriceValidity/Exclusions
Group Rate 10+1024/05/15£59.50
Group Rate 40+4024/05/15£59.50
School Group Rate 10+1024/05/15£49.50

*The above rates and exclusion periods are for guidance only and are subject to availability. Please contact us for the latest prices and availability.

Matilda The Musical reviews - staff

The stage is amazing - so much detail. Special effects were great. The show overall was fantastic, great actors, great story changes and the Miss Trunchbull adaptation was hilarious!


I was totally thrilled from beginning to end, every cast member was outstanding and the set just brilliant. The special effects - which I have been told since last night was done by the same guy or team that worked on Harry Potter and Ghost - well, what a genius. The show had so much packed into it. The children danced and performed with perfect timing and Matilda was - as they say in the show - just magical.


I was a bit sceptical about attending a musical based on one of my favourite Roald Dahl books but I left the Cambridge Theatre with a huge smile on my face. Matilda - The Musical is one of the best West End shows that I have seen in recent times. The children were brilliant and the Trunchbull was truly terrifying.  The show also contained clever staging and some very funny moments which made for a hugely entertaining evening.


Matilda The Musical reviews - critics

Matilda The Musical
"A dark and delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a child genius, and her monstrous headmistress" -
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"Comes to life with a buzzing vitality that proves irresistible" -

Matilda The Musical reviews - most recent customers

We all thoroughly enjoyed Matilda. It was funny, sad, & surprising. All the cast were great especially Matilda.

My wife and myself enjoyed the musical Matilda and we thought the children in the cast were excellent.

Although the staging, the choreography and the overall experience were all brilliant, the standout revelation was the quality of the child actors - each and every one believable and exciting to watch. Highly recommended.

the show was fantastic, all the children were great and for a lot of them it was their first night, i would recomend this show to anyone.

Amazing, unbelievable, everything from the performers to the stage production blew me away. As soon as I left I wanted to see it again.

It was great we really enjoyed it. Matilda was super as were all the supporting cast. A wonderful afternoons entertainment.

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Did You Know?

In a bizarre coincidence, songwriter Tim Minchin tried to put on a production of Matilda in Perth 10 years ago, but couldn’t get the rights. So when the Royal Shakespeare Company came calling, he thought it was a joke.

The reason he’s such a fan of the story is that it plays to the “classic kids’ fantasy that one day they just turn up and kick everyone’s arse”. But he also reckons “even a 40-year-old, rugby-playing alcoholic” would enjoy the show.

People talk a lot about stage magic, but Matilda’s ability to move things with her mind could have caused headaches for both cast and crew. Fortunately, Paul Kieve, consultant illusionist on the Harry Potter films was on hand – and you don’t get more magical than giving private tuition to the world’s most famous wand-botherer.


2012 Laurence Olivier Awards

Best New Musical

Best Actor in a Musical - Bertie Carvel

Best Actress in a Musical - Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox

Best Director

Best Theatre Choreographer

Best Set Design

Best Sound Design

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Craige Els will lumber into the role of heavyweight headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre in September. He’ll replace Alex Gaumond, who’s stepping down from the role after a year of playing Crunchem Hall’s petrifying pedagogue.

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New additions to the adult company of the West End production of Matilda The Musical have been announced. Performances at the Cambridge Theatre featuring  the new cast will start on 3 September. 

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Alex Gaumond and Kay Murphy (pictured) will join the London cast of Matilda The Musical at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre from 3 September.  Olivier Award-nominated Gaumond will take on the role of horrid headmistress Miss Trunchbull, as originated by Bertie Carvel who now plays it on Broadway. Murphy will play Matilda’s far-from-proud parent, Mrs Wormwood.

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Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical shone the British beacon at last night’s 67th Tony Awards at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, where it bagged four awards.  The musical won Tonys for Scenic Design (Rob Howell), Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone), Best Book of a Musical (Dennis Kelly) and Featured Actor for Gabriel Ebert.

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Roald Dahl’s spooky little girl Matilda is a smash hit with Broadway audiences. With the announcement today that Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s musical based on Dahl’s classic chidren’s book has conjured up a remarkable 12 nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards, she looks set to dominate awards season too. 

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Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s multi-Oliver-winning smash Matilda the Musical has opened on Broadway amid a torrent of praise from Stateside critics.

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