Matilda The Musical Tickets
Booking until: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Sunday, 20 October 2019
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 616 reviews
valeria London Box Office customer
Adrian London Box Office customer
Hilarious and outstanding.
Moshe London Box Office customer
Laura London Box Office customer
Definitely a must-see!!!
Mayurika London Box Office customer
LORENA London Box Office customer
Very good! I want to recommend Matilda to all children.
Susumu London Box Office customer
SHARATH London Box Office customer
Fantastic Theater Experience
Susan London Box Office customer
Francesca London Box Office customer
My 15 year old daughter and I absolutely loved every minute of the show. It was laugh out loud funny and tear in your eye moving. Matilda (the actress) was incredible.
Joanne London Box Office customer
LOVED every minute of this fabulous show. We took our daughters, ages 8 and 5.5 to see it while we were in London. Our 8 year had read the book and was excited to see it play out on the stage. Our 5.5 year had not yet read the book - but all of us loved the entire show. The sets were fantastic, the acting was spot on - amazingly talented cast. I can not say enough great things about the entire experience. If you have kids and are heading to London, definitely go to see this show.
Keri London Box Office customer
To Loude soundeffects- damaging the ears.
Martina London Box Office customer
One for the kids
Matilda is a great reimagining of a well loved story. The set is intriguing and keeps audience members spellbound until the first number. The music was amazing and the costumes were great! Definitely a show for children to enjoy. My only issue is that Matilda herself was not on point for our performance. I know she is a child, but playing Matilda in the West End is a job, a very big job, and unfortunately in this business critics are everywhere.
Mandy London Box Office customer
Alba London Box Office customer
Not as expected! Also, Instruments Sound is tooooo loud!
Children were acting well but their voices were not very clear, especially with the very loud instruments sounds. Matilda speech was not very clear as well.
Islem London Box Office customer
The show for all ages .Child lead absolutely brilliant
Graham London Box Office customer
Fun show. Much better than the movie!
Janet London Box Office customer
Superb show that was lively throughout.
Alan London Box Office customer
Great story and performance, best for kids age 10 and up. Kids who play in this musical are amazingly talented. We enjoyed every moment.
Lilit London Box Office customer
A must see!
Great show, great music and very talented young cast!
RACHEL London Box Office customer
Great fun - something for everyone
Brilliant show with lots of humour and great singing - my husband hates musicals bit even he loved it Fantastic Miss Trunchbull stoke the show - but really faultless performances all round Roald Dhal would have been delighted I’m sure to hear the entire audience laughing - great set and wonderful adaptation
Louise London Box Office customer
Amazing show very emotive talented children
Sue London Box Office customer
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Brendan London Box Office customer
An excellent performance with first class actors
Fred London Box Office customer
Matilda is magical
Rosemary London Box Office customer
We were blown away. Lovely little theatre, truly amazing cast, great set. Confectionary at the theatre over priced but to be expected!
Jodi London Box Office customer
It is a brilliant show, very well structured. The head of school is amazing,
Sandrine London Box Office customer
Fantastic, a must see!
Daryl London Box Office customer
Best Show i’ve Ever Seen
MARIA London Box Office customer
Nigel London Box Office customer
Great show for the whole family
Claire London Box Office customer
Matilda Musical has exceeded my expectations! My son and I were WOWed by the actors, the songs, the dance moves and the choreography of this musical. Thumbs-up!!! A must-watch musical that teaches us good values of resilience, integrity and acceptance of others.
Geraldine London Box Office customer
Absolute must sees
Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Must see.
Louise London Box Office customer
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Idit London Box Office customer
From the bubbling beginning to the effervescent ending the show sparkled with toe tapping talent. Actors were amazing and we had a totally enjoyable experience. Thank you to everyone!
Neil London Box Office customer
Brilliant show enjoyed every minute
Katie London Box Office customer
Creative and entertaining
Chee Yee London Box Office customer
From the start I thought it was too loud. Some of the speech was blurry because of the volume. I was there with my daughter and I checked at interval what she thought. First thing she said was its far too loud. Lighting also right in our face at times,maybe just where we were in upper circle. Acting and singing was excellent but spoiled for me with volume. Felt like I'd just come out from a rock concert.
Anne London Box Office customer
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Jessica London Box Office customer
Great youth artistic performance!
Alexei London Box Office customer
The show was amazing. It was my first musical and I’m hooked
Brett London Box Office customer
Best staging ever seen!
Christine London Box Office customer
Krisina London Box Office customer
Family friendly show
Family friendly show. The cast led by Emma playing Matilda, told the story well and brought the children's book to life. The set was amazingly creative, especially the use of the floor space. Good dance choreography.
Madren London Box Office customer
Worth every moment!
Hannah London Box Office customer
Boring for teens and older audiences
Isabelle London Box Office customer
Confronting story line, not suitable for small child
I loved the show as did my 13 yr old grand daughter. But we are glad we didn't take 7 year old sibling. She would have found family and teacher bulling too confronting
Annette London Box Office customer
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ALBERTO London Box Office customer
What a surprise
I wasn't to sure what to except but both myself and my 11 year old daughter loved every minute. The staging, acting just brilliant. This is a must viewing. Great family show.
Siobhan London Box Office customer
Ali London Box Office customer
a good play for a great book
Yaeli London Box Office customer
Clearly this pro Forman was had he understudy for Matilda
This Matilda was only average and her diction poor and hard to understand
Sandy London Box Office customer
In the words of a 10 yr old Matilda fan - Phenomenal
Peter London Box Office customer
A little bit naughty- and GREAT fun
We went to "Matilda" primarily because we love Tim Minchin as a song-writer. We were thoroughly entranced by the show. It was fast-paced and amazingly energetic- the way all the cast keep up the movement and singing is incredible. The staging is really fresh and allows the show to flow beautifully. All of the cast, but especially the children, give their all. It is worth it!! My only criticism is that occasionally the instruments overpowered the voices and it was hard to hear the words. But overall, and speaking as a dedicated classical music devotee, "Matilda" was a fantastic theatrical experience, not to be missed.
Greg London Box Office customer
Ok but not brilliant
We had great seats in row H in the stalls and right close to the aisle so where some of the action takes place . Certainly not the best show I've seen - it was ok but not something I would recommend . The children in the audience seemed to love it . I've seen better
Jackie London Box Office customer
A very entertaining show, yet a bit predictable
Nice songs and very well exectued live music; most characters are ordinary when not plain dull, with the exception of the fantastic school principal; kudos to Matilda, a very good performance given her age.
Alessandro London Box Office customer
Valerie London Box Office customer
Stage and light design are flawless, dynamic and creative. Very good performance by the actors/actresses. Tim Minchen's music is great. Show is a bit long. Thank you!
Irmak London Box Office customer
Simon London Box Office customer
Fabulous show fantastic acting the kids were terrific
Alison London Box Office customer
Dreadful! I left during intermission.
Foolish! MUCH too loud and unnecessarily so. Sorry! I left during intermission even though I had paid nearly $100 for a good seat. Don't waste your money!!
Jeanne London Box Office customer
Excellent night out
Matilda was great- sets amazing- sat in the 4th row of the upper circle and could see everything
Narelle London Box Office customer
We were amazed the children acted sang & remembered there lines all at the same time. Must of took months of practice. Really well done
Claire London Box Office customer
Great Theatre Show
Chris London Box Office customer
Amardeep London Box Office customer
Just amazing from start to finish
The quality of acting singing music costumes set was truly amazing . Entertained throughout . Thank you
Gail London Box Office customer
06 Jun 2017 in Reviews
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.Read more
18 May 2017 in News
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.Read more
28 Nov 2015 in News
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.Read more
27 Jul 2015 in Casts
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.Read more
13 Apr 2015 by Daniel Perks in Theatre Awards
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.Read more
29 Jul 2014 in Casts
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.Read more
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