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- Booking until: Sunday, 28 May 2023
- Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
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About Matilda The Musical
- Booking until: Sunday, 28 May 2023
- Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Matilda The Musical description
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.
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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
Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Although there will be no formal COVID certification system in place in relation to your particular performance, for the comfort and reassurance of all our guests we kindly request that all audience members over the age of 11 years take a COVID test within 48 hours of their visit to the theatre.
This request does not apply to guests who have chosen to obtain a Domestic COVID-PASS from the NHS App or website (or national and international equivalents) which demonstrates double vaccination plus 14 days, or a negative test taken within 48 hours, or natural immunity. Please bring your negative test result or COVID-PASS to the theatre with you.
Relaxed performance: 15th November 2020
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Matilda The Musical reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (75%)
Latest customer reviews
My son (aged 7) was a little tired through the first half but he was on the edge of his seat for the whole of the second half - the “Revolting Children” number was particularly brilliant and Matilda herself was absolutely amazing!
Reviewed on 01 May 2022 by David, Epsom, United Kingdom
The children in the show were fantastic
Reviewed on 23 April 2022 by Mairead, Navan, Ireland
This was the first time I had taken my daughters (aged 7 and 8) to the theatre . They loved it! The show was brilliant. We are already planning our next trip.
Reviewed on 21 April 2022 by Vicky, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 April 2022 by Marion, Wunstorf, Germany
Reviewed on 19 April 2022 by Dunja, Hilversum, Netherlands
We found the show so amazing that we will go and see it again.
Reviewed on 18 April 2022 by Sara, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Cast were brilliant, script was brilliant, Just a delight to watch
Reviewed on 18 April 2022 by Rob, Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 April 2022 by Colin, Armagh, United Kingdom
Not really true to the movie or book, both of which I’m a big fan. Was an average musical but a little disappointed with the story line
Reviewed on 12 April 2022 by Leticia, Surbiton, United Kingdom
Wonderful show, it's so good to be back in London and visiting the theatres again. Matilda is suitable for all ages, wonderful songs, great storyline. Took my 15 year old granddaughter as our birthday treat and she loved it 10/10 was her comment.
Reviewed on 09 April 2022 by Lindy, Colchester, United Kingdom
Amazing show from start to finish. loved the Trunchbull! very talented cast and crew
Reviewed on 08 April 2022 by Yvonne, Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Good show for all of my family. My teenage daughters knew the story and appreciated the difference to the film. My 12 year old boy couldn’t take his eyes off it, otherwise I don’t know what was in his head. My wife who’s English isn’t so good enjoyed the spectacle but couldn’t follow the story. I enjoyed a show that I wouldn’t have chosen thinking of myself alone.
Reviewed on 07 April 2022 by Roger, Peterborough, United Kingdom
The show was very good. The sound could have been better. Although close to the stage I found it difficult to actually hear what was being said. It was not the volume just the clarity
Reviewed on 04 April 2022 by Peter, Colchester, United Kingdom
We loved the show from start to finish! Matilda was amazing and overall 5*. A must watch!! Highly recommended.
Reviewed on 31 March 2022 by Tajinder, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 March 2022 by Caroline, Oakland, United States Of America
The show is brilliant. The decor too. The adults actors were amazing. Strong voice on key. Kids were pretty good too but not always loud enough and on key.
Reviewed on 27 March 2022 by Amanda, London, United Kingdom
Fantastic acting especially the kids Set was fantastic
Reviewed on 25 March 2022 by Elaine, Dublin, Ireland
The show is absolutely fantastic. The actors are brilliant and bring energy and colour in their performance
Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by Annette, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 March 2022 by Martin, Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed on 12 March 2022 by Bertrand, Paris, France
Reviewed on 10 March 2022 by Veysel, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 March 2022 by Glen, Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 March 2022 by Donna, St Albans, United Kingdom
Honestly one of the best musicals iv ever seen, the kids are sooo talented. Must watch! Everyone in Thursday 7pm 3/3/22 Cast you should be sooo proud 😭❤️
Reviewed on 04 March 2022 by Kirsty, Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 February 2022 by Bion, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 February 2022 by Rebecca, Sileby, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 February 2022 by Emma, Rochester, United Kingdom
The choreography was amazing and the singing
Reviewed on 18 February 2022 by Jane, Ramsey, United Kingdom
The whole thing was unreal. The set. The acting. The music. Everything. I loved it!
Reviewed on 12 February 2022 by Joanne, Coleraine, United Kingdom
Incredible time, would highly recommend! We got a free upgrade 😄
Reviewed on 05 February 2022 by Jordan, Doagh, United Kingdom
Great for a family evening out
Reviewed on 29 January 2022 by Terry, Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 January 2022 by Simmy, London, United Kingdom
The kids were fantastic. I expected a little bit more of magic from Matilda. She was a fantastic actress, singer and performed very well but sometimes I wished she could smile a little more during the story telling so that the publikum could feel the enthusiasm. She was sometimes too serious for me. The show was really amazing. Congratulations again for the children. I also missed the red ribbon on matildas hair. I would definetly recomend it!
Reviewed on 19 January 2022 by Isabel, Brusque - Sc, Brazil
A thrillling show fantastically performed with great choreography and a very skilled cast. Brilliant
Reviewed on 17 January 2022 by Lucy, Cheam, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 January 2022 by Robert, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Great show , recommended for anyone
Reviewed on 19 December 2021 by Oleg, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 December 2021 by Rhys, Ledbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 December 2021 by Rebecca, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 December 2021 by Brandon, Telford, United Kingdom
It was an exciting show in terms of acting and dancing. A bit funny also. It was too loud, and bright for me. In my tickets it wasn't mentioned that it might be too loud or bright, I think it should be there in case of anyone can be triggered by that.
Reviewed on 10 December 2021 by Sarah, London, United Kingdom
Great story, great kids, great villain. What more can you want?
Reviewed on 07 December 2021 by Dean, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 December 2021 by Jenny, Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2021 by Susan, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2021 by Tracey, Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 November 2021 by Stewart, Westcliff-on-sea, United Kingdom
The music was wonderful, the actors were incredible. We already loved the story, but the musical took it to another dimension. We will definitely see that one again!
Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by Jennifer, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 November 2021 by Janice, Longfield, United Kingdom
We absolutely loved the show . We went as a surprise gift for my daughter and granddaughter. It’s their favourite film . We had good seats , could see everything . The booster seats for the children watching was a bonus , you definitely don’t get that at the threatre where we live . The toilets were clean , plenty of them . We were able to get refreshments very comfortably , quick and easy . The staff were also very friendly.
Reviewed on 22 November 2021 by Christine, Coventry, United Kingdom
Very good performance
Reviewed on 22 November 2021 by Stephen, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 November 2021 by Diana, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 November 2021 by Lynn, Windlesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 November 2021 by Vered, Even Yehuda, Israel
Reviewed on 13 November 2021 by Matthew, Glasgow, United Kingdom
It was great me and my daughter enjoyed every minute of it. It's my daughters first time in Theatre she really loved it. The lightning the acting the music everything about it was great.
Reviewed on 31 October 2021 by Hiba, London, United Kingdom
If you want to hate yourself a little more and realise that children have more talent than your grown 30 yr old self, sit through this. I kinda go emotional at how well the children and adults were in this, it was fabulous. My 5 yr old says the lights were cool and she wanted to go on the swings
Reviewed on 30 October 2021 by Rachelle, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Loved Ms Trunchbull!
Reviewed on 26 October 2021 by Lucy, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good show grandaughter loved it
Reviewed on 18 October 2021 by Kim, Thetford, United Kingdom
First show in London and it did not disapoint this is a mush see show and a special mention to Alex who played matilda she was excellent from start to finish
Reviewed on 16 October 2021 by Graham, Tallaght, Ireland
Having read the books as a child and seen the film version, I was familiar with the storyline. However, whilst some aspects of the story ate omitted, this is a fun and vibrant interpretation with good music and excellent acting talent, especially from the young actors. The staging was very well done, utilising various technical and creative methods. However there were times where there seemed to be an imbalance with the sound.
Reviewed on 13 October 2021 by Christopher, Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 October 2021 by Paul, Bewdley, United Kingdom
A show that really exceeded my expectations. The set, the music, the acting, the costumes and the lighting was just perfect. I am a 28 year old male and my wife loves Matilda (to the point she can recite it wors for word) but even I enjoyed it. A lot of adult relative banter which kept me interested. I cant emphasise how good this would be for parents let alone kids.
Reviewed on 03 October 2021 by Jagdeepak, Birmingham, United Kingdom
This show was one of the best I’ve seen, well acted and the younger actors were a tribute to such a great show. Hidden humour is a clever talent. Well done team, could not recommend any more
Reviewed on 03 October 2021 by James, Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 September 2021 by Anne, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Couldn't wait to see Matilda again and what a show they put on tonight 17/9 absolutely fabulous and so glad they back on stage ??????????????????
Reviewed on 17 September 2021 by Janice, Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Seeing kids acting so professional it's absolutely astonishing! You just enjoy every minute of the play! Totally recommended for any age.
Reviewed on 15 March 2020 by Mezly, London, United Kingdom
Amazing show, beautifully decorated theatre, very friendly and helpful ushers who went above and beyond to find my friend more accessible seating to enjoy her birthday trip from.
Reviewed on 09 March 2020 by Louise, Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Ben, Swanscombe, United Kingdom
Fantastic show made me smile a lot, well done to ALL the performers keep up the excellent work, very entertaining well worth a visit
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Glenn, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Great show for all the family. Cast excellent, smaller theatre means everyone feels close to the action. We got our seats upgraded for free from upper to dress circle (midweek performance so seats available). This was automatic and a really nice surprise as it was a birthday treat so suddenly to have front row seats in dress circle was brilliant. Even for grown ups there’s a lesson in there about our story being ours to write.....
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Penny, Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Michele, Naters, Switzerland
Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by Dries, Kessel-lo, Belgium
It’s a good entertaining show. Really enjoyed it and would recommend all ages to go.
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Pauline, Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Susan, Bradenton, United States Of America
Thoroughly enjoyed. Theatre was just 4 minutes away from Covent Garden station- super easy to get to. Our Seats were brilliant - Fantastic view of the show. Particularly enjoyed Mr and Mrs Wormwood, Miss Trunchball and Miss Honey ( who had a wonderful singing voice!) The kids were outstanding, the choreography was amazing!! 10/10
Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by Chelsea, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2020 by Linda, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Great show kids and adults were brilliant
Reviewed on 08 February 2020 by Agnes, Wishaw, United Kingdom
The last seat isn’t good view far and high!
Reviewed on 08 February 2020 by Gabriela, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by Rebecca, Douglas, United Kingdom
A must see!
Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by Sarah, Dublin, Ireland
Please do not bring your child, when it is younger than 7 or 8... There was a little girl in front of me crying and scared and she obviously wasn’t in the age to understand that this is NOT an example for a real school...
Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by Dunja, Oestrich-winkel, Germany
Reviewed on 24 January 2020 by Rl, Fremont, United States Of America
It was fantastic. I absolutely enjoyed!
Reviewed on 21 January 2020 by Niloofar, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by Chong Sze, Kowloon, Hong Kong
I love this Musical, I have taken my family to it three times over the last 5 years, we never get tired of it. The acting, cast, story, music and production are truly a wonderful experience. I don't know how the production companies consistently finds such amazing talent, from young to old, though Matilda and her schoolmates always amaze!
Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by Paul, Westminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 January 2020 by Ingrid, Birkirkara, Malta
Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by Elina, Haifa, Israel
A very poor interpretation of the story, missing many opportunities for magical and creative theatre. Matilda is a girl with magic powers, but nothing magic was done except a cup fell over and writing on the backboard once. Talk of suicide is hardly an appropriate children's theatre topic. And appearance of clunky Russians was an unnecessary interpretation of the story. Singing was mostly of a loud shrieking style, and the words were not intelligible. The theatre was horribly overcrowded with inadequate facilities for being checked to enter the theatre and bathrooms. I deeply regret wasting my money on this show.
Reviewed on 22 December 2019 by Isobel, St Ives, Australia
Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by Kimberley, Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 December 2019 by Zarina, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 December 2019 by Diana, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 November 2019 by David, Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by Karin, Na, Israel
Doesn't follow the film exactly and is a bit slow in places. Kids will love it but for those of us who remember the book and film,don't go in thinking it will be the same. Some of the elements are there but not well executed.
Reviewed on 16 November 2019 by Zahrah, Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by Claire, Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by Talya, Yakir, Israel
Such a delight to see, the expressions on my grandson’s face shared the pure enjoyment given from start to finish.
Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by Joanne, St Peter, Jersey
The show was okay, not brilliant, Ms Trenchbull was good the rest of the acting was passable. The music was too loud to hear the singing for group numbers, therefore a complete waste of money as we could not hear the singing, except for the individual numbers. The language was inappropriate for young kids and therefore, a third of the audience. The seating was not great either tbh, I paid full price for an unrestricted view, however the view was actually restricted, the layout of the seating meant that everyone was sat forward in their seats, so the show was a really uncomfortable experience. Also the theatre was far too cold with many of us shivering throughout the show. There were flashing lights at the audience, of you have epilepsy avoid the show at all costs.
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by Ayesha, Barking, United Kingdom
The kids were too talented at a very young age, they’re too smart! Loved this show and I’d revisit it again with friends or family
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by Najla, Kuwait, Kuwait
Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by Aislinn, Banchory, United Kingdom
The adaptation of Roald Dahl's story to a musical is pure genius. It's funny, instructive and warm hearted not to mention excellently staged. There's not a flaw in this production. The music and dance add depth to the drama of the story. It's a WOW!
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Janet, Portland, United States Of America
Matilda The Musical - Fabulous photo and footage - 2021
by London Box Office | Monday, September 20 2021, 11:52
Update for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s remarkably popular version of Roald Dahl’s quirky children’s story is back, the Cambridge Theatre is open once more, and we’re delighted to present some wonderful, inspiring new photography and footage. One image comes from the curtain call and the video footage reveals exclusive behind-the-scenes content. How exciting! The show is currently booking through until 29th May 2022 for individuals and 16th December 2022 for schools and groups.Matilda The Musical - Fabulous photo and footage - 2021
MATILDA THE MUSICAL announces full casting for its return to the Cambridge Theatre
by London Box Office | Tuesday, June 22 2021, 13:39
The Royal Shakespeare Company's brilliant show, Matilda the Musical, has announced the full cast for its long awaited return to the Cambridge Theatre from 16th September 2021. It's also due on stage live in The Netherlands for the first time, translated into Dutch for a run at the Oude Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam. It is ten years since the show first played in the West End and this magical story has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the best-loved family musicals in town.MATILDA THE MUSICAL announces full casting for its return to the Cambridge Theatre
RSC's Matilda The Musical – 2021 West End Dates
by London Box Office | Thursday, May 6 2021, 13:03
This is such exciting news. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s hugely popular West End production of Matilda The Musical is returning to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021, ten years after it first opened. So far it has been seen and loved by over 10 million people in more than 90 cities around the globe, and it's a well-deserved multi-award winner of a show. Funny, touching and wonderfully naughty, this is an absolute classic.RSC's Matilda The Musical – 2021 West End Dates
Second Look: MATILDA at Cambridge Theatre, London
by Isabella James | Thursday, September 12 2019, 20:16
Now in its eighth year in London’s West End, Matilda the Musical has brought in some new cast members to tell the story of Roald Dahl’s popular child genius and does so in a rather ingenious way. Adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics from the Australian comedian Tim Minchin, this musical has been a massive success since it opened at the RSC in 2010.Second Look: MATILDA at Cambridge Theatre, London
Review: A new MATILDA takes the stage at the Cambridge Theatre
by Nicola Wright | Tuesday, June 6 2017, 07:10
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.Review: A new MATILDA takes the stage at the Cambridge Theatre
Fall in Love with Matilda
by Phil Willmott | Thursday, May 18 2017, 07:06
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.Fall in Love with Matilda
Discover more about the children's author with two current hit West End musicals
by Phil Willmott | Saturday, November 28 2015, 12:35
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.Discover more about the children's author with two current hit West End musicals
Cast change for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre
by Oliver Mitford | Monday, July 27 2015, 11:34
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.Cast change for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre