Matilda The Musical Tickets
Booking until: Sunday, 24 May 2020
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Sunday, 24 May 2020
2 hours 40 minutes
Enjoy fabulous on-stage fun and games with Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl stories have been delighting children for decades with their irreverent tone, taking the side of youngsters as they battle against unreasonable, wicked and thoroughly nasty grown ups. Matilda the Musical is based on one of Dahl’s best loved books. Presented by the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, this show is a huge hit with kids everywhere.
Matilda The Musical – The story
In this enduringly popular and wonderfully dark 1988 children’s story, Roald Dahl unfurls the classic tale of Matilda, a gifted child with terrible parents. Matilda’s mother is fascinated by ballroom dancing and ignores her daughter in the pursuit of her obsession. Her father is convinced that the books Matilda loves so much will cause Verrucas to grow on her soul. And the headmistress of Matilda’s horrid school is determined imprison as many children as she can. When Matilda finds she is the lucky owner of a very special ability, will there be a happy ending?
Matilda the Musical – Fantastic entertainment from the Royal Shakespeare Company
The combination of Dahl’s brave little heroine, a script by the Bafta nominated writer Dennis Kelly and hilarious words and music by off-the-wall Australian comedian Tim Minchin make this a treat your children will remember forever. The set is absolutely stunning and the show’s director Matthew Warchus, who also directed Ghost and The Lord of the Rings, has created a musical rich in stage magic with an appeal that touches every age. In fact adults enjoy the show’s clever humour and word play just as much as the kids they accompany.
The production is designed by Rob Howell and choreographed by Peter Darling. Hugh Vanstone created the show’s extraordinarily atmospheric lighting. Christopher Nightingale supervised and orchestrated the music and Simon Bake the sound. Best of all, the stage magic has been created by the same consultant illusionist who put together the effects for Ghost the Musical, Paul Kieve, delivering a truly magical experience to delighted audiences.
Matilda the Musical song list
Tim Minchin’s quirky tunes and marvellously silly lyrics will have you singing in your seats, kicking off with Miracle, Naughty, School Song and Pathetic and moving the story forward with cracking tunes The Hammer, The Chokey Chant, Loud, This Little Girl and Bruce. Act Two features hit singalong songs When I Grow Up, I'm Here, The Smell of Rebellion, Quiet, My House and the rousing Revolting Children.
Matilda the Musical theatre tickets
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Suitable for ages 6+
No performances on Mondays.
Captioned performances: Thursday 12 April 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 June 7.30pm, Saturday 18 August 2.30pm, Sunday 21 October 2.30pm
Audio-described performances: Wednesday 21 March 2.30pm, Sunday 10 June 3pm, Thursday 30 August 7.30pm, Thursday 11 October 7.30pm
A dark and delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a child genius, and her monstrous headmistress The Guardian
Comes to life with a buzzing vitality that proves irresistible The Telegraph
What to expect:Acting
based on 763 reviews
Treat for the family
Fun packed musical predominantly with child actors who are absolutely magnificent. Enjoyable music, costumes, and scenery. Treat for the family. If you are taking children some areas of seating may not be suitable but booster cushions are available.
NIGEL London Box Office customer
Fantastic seats. Cast was amazing. Would recommend.?
Victoria London Box Office customer
A masterpiece... not only for children
I didn't want to watch the show during the last few years as I thought this is for children mainly. It isn't. It is entertainment for everyone.
Marc London Box Office customer
One of the best musical !
Julien London Box Office customer
Loved the show it was brilliant and the kids are amazing! Not sure if it was the same for our teenage daughters boyfriend, it was his first ever musical. I think he found it a bit slow in parts with the solo songs but me my husband and our 8 year old son and 20 year old daughter loved it!!!!!
Adrian London Box Office customer
We had three generations watch this show...with each person throughly enjoying themselves.
The show was outstanding. The quality of acting from the kids was sensational and the adults too. The stage was stunning and had us hooked from the start. The movement on the stage and off the stage was brilliant. We can not praise everyone involved enough.
Edward London Box Office customer
Fantastic show, amazing energy and fun. Main leads were really talented and entertaining. Would highly recommend this show to families.
Catriona London Box Office customer
Great show, although the seats were not the most comfortable, fab acting and singing, took my 6 year grandson and he really enjoyed the show
Assumpta London Box Office customer
The entire show was awesome....from start to finish. Loved every minute. Highly recommend to everyone and anyone.
Ros London Box Office customer
Fantastic show, my nearly 8 year old beamed from start to finish! The young actors were amazing!
julie London Box Office customer
Rui London Box Office customer
Disappointed with the story, expected it to be more like the film. Took my niece for a birthday treat ( traveled along way too) and wouldn’t return with my two younger children as I feel they would be disappointed too. Actors was fantastic and couldn’t fault them .
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Peter London Box Office customer
Beautiful magically and touching!
Borg laughter and tears. Beautiful! ♥️
Mariann Nikoline London Box Office customer
Easily to follow, fun and exciting
Amazing worth the money family really enjoyed it!!
Christina London Box Office customer
Interesting, butiful music excellent players. But I think I have robbed during the show- my wallet has disappeared just after the show
Yallena London Box Office customer
roxana London Box Office customer
Fabulous show, must see.
Fantastic show, highly recommend. Great performances. I plan to see the show again. Only negative is seating, not too comfortable and difficult to see as the audience in front of us kept leaning forwards. Also, massive queue to ladies toilet.
Barbora London Box Office customer
Did not know what to expect and could not quite grasp how this could be made into a musical but was quirky, eccentric, humourous as well as superbly presented and performed. Matilda was unbelievable.
Neil London Box Office customer
Worth every single penny
Me and my girlfriend enjoyed every single second of the show! It made us laugh and definitely made our day!
Vikenty London Box Office customer
Loved it was a surprise for my daughter she is 26 now and loved it as a child brought back such good memories loved it the actors were just brilliant 1😍😍😍😍😍
deborah London Box Office customer
Great show tainted by poor seats
Lucy London Box Office customer
Just as amazing the second time!
Holly London Box Office customer
Absolutely magical and amazing
Absolutely amazing show, a must see for everyone, all the actors were just amazing, it was beautiful!! I loved it that much I cried at the end! First show that my daughter also been to, so it was just perfect! She loved it!
Charlotte London Box Office customer
Must see - an fantastic experience
Acting and singing great but scenery movement absolutely fantastic!!!
Pamela London Box Office customer
Very Entertaining Viewing
Very entertaining, well performed musical.
yvette London Box Office customer
BEAUTIFUL, must see
Smithi London Box Office customer
Great energy !
Edge of the seat stuff !
Paul London Box Office customer
Absolutely amazing! The actors were brilliant and the set was exceptional. Cannot recommend enough!
Soraya London Box Office customer
A feel good family show
What an energetic performance. Such fantastic fun acting by some of these youngsters. Wonderfully fun dance moves and music to go with it. Bravo.
Rachel London Box Office customer
Roy London Box Office customer
Brilliant show !
Sarah London Box Office customer
Ebba London Box Office customer
Very Good Show Definitely A Must See
Shelby London Box Office customer
Tarek London Box Office customer
A thoroughly enjoyable performance!
Joanne London Box Office customer
Beautifully acted and really funny
Thelma London Box Office customer
Marvellous show. The story is wonderful. The production was very well staged with some clever work on the sets. The cast was great. Olivia Wells was the Matilda lead on the night we attended. What a talent! Unbelievable in a child so small, absolutely commanded the stage and the audience. The show has great humour and energy and its really difficult to not walk out with a smile on your face. At times the sound wasn't very clear and it was difficult to male out the words of every song, but the sheer energy of the production carried the show.
MICHAEL London Box Office customer
A must see :)
Elisa London Box Office customer
Entertaining to the max!!
SAZILAH London Box Office customer
Funny, touching, great for everyone
Dan London Box Office customer
Matilda child actors very captivating. Amazing stage presence! Empowering story for girls!
Max London Box Office customer
great show for children
Very good acting and good fun.
Nalini London Box Office customer
What a great show. All the acting Was superb and especially from the children. There was nothing about this musical that I could criticise I highly recommend it.
Dennis London Box Office customer
Child Star is Born
Real talent on show from all of the Leading Characters. Tim Minchin’s music is signature Minchin - genius. All over great entertainment.
Richard London Box Office customer
A must see!
Ian London Box Office customer
Lucia London Box Office customer
A definitely must see
Theodota London Box Office customer
Amazing show with an amazing cast. Very true to the book- fantastic!
Olivia London Box Office customer
EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE !!!
KERIM K London Box Office customer
A fun, heartwarming show
Jacqui London Box Office customer
Energetic, boisterous and colourful
A very slick and action packed show that is perhaps more suited to a more 'youthful' audience. Not a lot of memorable tunes to take away.
Kenneth London Box Office customer
Loved the show!
Funny, high energy, well acted show! So much better than I expected! Ten stars!!
Leta London Box Office customer
Great show to see ; great memory for people at all age you
sinem London Box Office customer
Warms your heart in the cold of winter and filled with many "awwwww" moments. Also, many scenes which will make your heart skip a beat !
Wanxuan London Box Office customer
Fantastic show, everything was just amazing. Loved every second of it.
Debbie London Box Office customer
Captivating for children
Manish London Box Office customer
Fantastic show. All the young people in the show were amazing especially the young lady who played Matilda.
Marion London Box Office customer
It was one of the best musicals i've ever seen. Really good actors, vivid characters, a great show.
Sahra London Box Office customer
Alice London Box Office customer
Excellent and creative throughout
George London Box Office customer
We loved it! We've seen it 4 times already and every time has been fantastic.
Alicia London Box Office customer
Wilhelmus London Box Office customer
Magnificent display of talent , choreography and witty writing !
Jennifer London Box Office customer
Too LOUD! For adults and kids
Michelle London Box Office customer
Absolutely loved it!
Definitely watch this musical if you can. They don't follow the matilda story strictly but the songs are great, dances are fun to watch and it's an all around amazing show.
Melanie London Box Office customer
Awesome actors and musicians
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Adriana London Box Office customer
Better than Annie
Sure to be a new classic, rivaling Annie as the go to show about the power a child can bring to the world. Delightful numbers, strong cast, and a fantastic leading lady in our heroine, Matilda delivers the goods.
Joshua London Box Office customer
We sat near the back exit door. Staff kept on coming in and out during performance
David London Box Office customer
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Susan London Box Office customer
The show is awesome for audience of any age group.
Kit Man Edmund London Box Office customer
Wonderful story great singing and acting by everyone, but the youngsters were outstanding.A musical that brings a teat to your eye,and funny with it.
stuart London Box Office customer
Extremely entertaining. The kids were very talented and committed to giving a great show. They deserve to be very proud. The songs were great and the effects amazing. This is up there with the top musicals, and exceeds a few of them.
Jacob London Box Office customer
Definitely a must see for all ages.
Lucienne London Box Office customer
Must see for the kids
Colourful , funny ,good entertainment from the start the kids are on the go throughout the show
Adrian London Box Office customer
A must see show!
A must see show with a brand new cast if spirited children and adults! We had the pleasure to see the first show of a new cast including a brand new Matilda! It was a joy to see their playful motivation!
Simon London Box Office customer
Wonderful show! Highly recommended!
Snezana London Box Office customer
We had a great view as we were moved from upper circle to stalls great surprise . Good show
karen London Box Office customer
SHAMAZING VIEWING FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Excellent Musical. The Best I av ever seen. We also got our seats up graded which was a fantastic surprise. The children in the show were Amazeballs
Lisa London Box Office customer
Energetic colourful funny
Adrian London Box Office customer
It was fantastic and very enjoyable.Unbeknown to us our tickets were upgraded to the stalls sand we were four rows from the front which were amazing seats.
Gerry London Box Office customer
Mariko London Box Office customer
I went to this show from Ireland with my 7 year old daughter. It was a first experience for us both in the West End and we were completely overwhelmed. I have never experienced anything like this and would recommend it to everyone (adult and child)..fantastic
Christine London Box Office customer
Fay London Box Office customer
A must see
Absolutely incredible show. My husband & I loved it. My son (age 13) & my daughter (age 9) thought it was amazing. Suits all. Once in a lifetime experience.
Tracey London Box Office customer
Jacqui London Box Office customer
Superb singing and dancing, excellent props and stage and lighting. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Helen London Box Office customer
dupont London Box Office customer
Very creative and enjoyable
Amy London Box Office customer
A must see!
Fun show, super actors, great all round entertainment.
Gillian London Box Office customer
EXCELLENT!!!! In every way!!!!!
Laura London Box Office customer
Wow - a story for 8 year olds loved by a fifty something
Joe London Box Office customer
Amazing production of a Roald Dahl classic!
steven London Box Office customer
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Adrian London Box Office customer
Hilarious and outstanding.
Moshe London Box Office customer
06 Jun 2017
When a little girl you have known since she was five is cast as Matilda you go along to one of her first performances with an open mind and ready to be entertained. I was not disappointed!
The new cast of children (one of four teams alternating performances) are superb and deserve the standing ovation they received. Emma Moore is one of four children cast as Matilda and her confidence and stage presence is extraordinary from one so young. Emma captivates the audience, just as Matilda enthrals the character of Mrs Phelps, the librarian, who she entertains with stories.
18 May 2017
Everybody loves the musical Matilda. When it opened at the Royal Shakespeare's home theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon even the most pompous critics were besotted calling it the greatest new musical of recent years. Actually it isn't, the musical numbers are fun but beyond the infectious kids song - When I Grow Up - there's nothing anyone will still be singing in ten years time but watching the show is a glorious experience and if you haven't seen it before you'll fall in love with it too. I paid a second visit the other night and fell for its charms all over again.
28 Nov 2015
When we think of writers who have multiple shows running in the West End at the same time we tend to think of Shakespeare, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Aykbourn and Noel Coward but a much loved children's author is currently catching them up.
The books of Roald Dahl are enjoying a whole new lease of theatrical life thanks to the efforts of agent Mel Kenyon who looks after the deceased writers legacy.
27 Jul 2015
Brand new leading cast members have been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's smash-hit stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre.
13 Apr 2015
This weekend was one of the pivotal awards weekends in the theatre calendar, with the stars of the West End hitting the red carpet to celebrate the best of theatre, dance and opera that London had to offer. The 39th Lawrence Olivier Awards took place on Sunday 12th April at the Royal Opera House and as ever there were some expected wins for the year’s most popular productions but also some surprises as well deserved dark horses crept up unawares.
29 Jul 2014
Some brand new cast members are deep in preparations to join the Olivier Award-winning production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical in September this year.
Leading West End actor Craige Els will don the tight black bun and grotesque facial wart of maniacal headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Els will be joined by Haley Flaherty as the sweet but downtrodden Miss Honey, and James Clyde and Kay Murphy will take on Matilda’s ghastly parents Mr & Mrs Wormwood. Plus two new young stars of tomorrow, Violet Tucker and Matilda Shapland will join Lottie Sicila and Tasha Chapple in the title part of Matilda.
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