Cambridge Theatre

32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Tickets

4.7/5
based on 496 reviews

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Booking from: Friday, 7 October 2011

Booking until: Sunday, 17 December 2017

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

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Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 6 and over.


Booking from:
Friday, 7 October 2011

Booking until:
Sunday, 17 December 2017

Running time:
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

We offer really good seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options, premium and full price tickets as well as discount Matilda the Musical tickets, covering the full range of ticket prices to suit everyone’s budget.

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


Press Reviews

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

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Anyone:
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Families:
96%
Teenagers:
78%
Couples:
75%
Theatregoers:
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based on 496 reviews

Amazing

We were amazed the children acted sang & remembered there lines all at the same time. Must of took months of practice. Really well done


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Great Theatre Show

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Must see!!

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Just amazing from start to finish

The quality of acting singing music costumes set was truly amazing . Entertained throughout . Thank you


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worth a look

great show and the child actors are especially gifted


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Funny and very enjoyable

Very enjoyable show which caters for all ages. Primarily aimed at children but we are all big kids at heart and it is excellent entertainment. The young actors are the stars of the future and their enthusiasm shines through. well worth seeing.


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Excellent music

Really enjoyed the show, but found that the acoustic quality was poor and it was difficult to understand the children.


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very entertaining

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the show. The children acting/singing were incredible and we all agreed Miss Trunchball was awesome! I would recommend this show for families.


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Must see

Fantastic show outstanding acting loved every minute


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See Dahl's creativity come to life and enjoy the music.

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Interesting

A really well put together show the only thing was the sound effects a little too loud


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A must see, Wonderful

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What an excellent show. Kids wanted to come back the following day

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It was a nice musical. The stage directions were really good.


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Children enjoy more

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Fantastic show with a few surprises!

Was not sure that I was going to enjoy this as the child actress who played Matilda was not terribly good - over emphasising when singing so that you could only hear half of the lyrics. However, the rest of the cast was absolutely brilliant - especially "Miss Trunchbull". Great set and very cleverly designed. Rest of the casts' singing was very good and special effects worked well. Definitely a show for all the family. Would I go again ? Yes, but in the hope it was a different child playing Matilda!


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Absorbing and entertaining

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3 generations thinks it's a funny and great show

The lighting shown into my daughters and mothers eyes ( shorter people) occasionally. Otherwise we all enjoyed the production very much singing was good, stage craft and production outstanding, excellent choreography. Overall a great experience. Seats were great- good view of the stage.


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Must see!

A wonderful show for kids and big kids! Highly recommended!


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Great performance !

Might be even better if you have read the book and/or seen the film. Which I had not done.


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Absolutely wonderful show

Matilda was a brilliant show our 6 year old grand daughter thoroughly enjoyed the story and the actors. The day after she listened to all the songs and so wants to see it again soon. She even wants her name to be changed to Matilda - this is the kind of theatre experience I so wanted for our grand daughter - will recommend the show to family and friends.


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Colourful, humorous and very well-acted!

Lovely light-hearted entertaining show! The actors were fabulous, the children were amazingly professional! If you sit adjacent to the aisle in the stalls beware some of the action spills over into this area at times! A fabulous evening out for everyone!


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A must see the show was fab

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Couple of oldies

The quality of the choreography alone means that anyone of any age cannot be disappointed.


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A must see, don't miss out

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superb acting

show was very enjoyable main characters very good children were unfaultable, all in all a very enjoyable evening


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A little disappointed in the show.

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The best kids show ever to hit London

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A little miracle

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Fantastic Fun!

Loved it!


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An awesome production

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Excellent show and very colourful and energetic. A technical problem at the start and later in the show was disappointing but these things happen


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A must see

Wonderful! Great acting and singing by Matilda especially - what a talented little girl.


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Imaginative

Fantastic show for people of all ages, really impressive to see so such talented children


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Amazing show

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One of the best shows I've seen

We sat back of dress circle. Great view. Loved everything about this show and didn't want it to end.


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Excellent experience!

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Fantastic

Been to many musical and I say this one is one if not the best I have seen. The children were marvellous. Very talented bunch.


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fabulous from start to finish superb


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Overated

I know the show has won awards and plaudits but I felt the show failed for 2 reasons - trying the tell the story through the lyrics of the songs doesn't work if the lyrics are unintelligible. The acting range of the children is non- existent. Shouting is not acting and for the price we are paying it needs to be great acting - and it wasn't.


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A remarkable show

Billed as a musical but in fact a theatrical tour-de-force. Appeals to kids and adults. Very well staged and acted.


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very dramatic

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great show

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Poor, don't bother going

Biggest flaw on the night was the robotic performance by the girl playing Matilda. She was not engaging and didn't win the audience's affection. The musical numbers were not memorable. The stage adaptation of the book was very disappointing particularly as other books by Dahl have been spectacularly adapted for stage and screen eg Charlie and the chocolate factory. Go to some other show if you want to see some thing in the west end.


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great show for all the family

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Wonderful show with great display of young talent

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Outstanding

One if the best shows I have ever been to see. An absolute must


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Creative and fun

Lovely intimate theatre. Actors including the children were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and so did my eleven year old granddaughter


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matilda

It was good,


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Amazing!

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Brilliant

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Wow wow wow!

Matilda was the first London musical experience for my 7 and 10 year old girls. They were amazed. Fantastic effects. A bit loud a couple of times.


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Excellent show

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terrible link with the true story line, rude language used - front bottom, snot, etc etc - nothing linked to the book. will not go again, will not recommend to anyone else


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Fantastic

Wow that's what I can say the actors were great and Matilda well watch this space for the future what a talented child!


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Absolutely amazing

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Enjoyable

Punctual musical most enjoyable


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Amazingly talented cast of kids

Wonderful heart-warming story, very (laugh out loud) funny at times and fantastic choreography and singing. The stars of the show are the young children who take the lead parts in this very entertaining musical.


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Good

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Memorable for my family

We loved the show, we have been saving for a while to see the show as my 7 year old really wanted to see a live show and loves Matilda. I would recommend people to arrive at least half an hour before to get drinks and have a look at the memorable t shirts and sweat shirts, as we did not have time to Q up to get these. My daughter has not stopped talking about it and has made a diary of her visit, which she will be sharing with her class. It was energetic and so talented performers. It felt like you were part of this new world. Thank you for a wonderful evening.


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Excellent production would see again.

Not convinced suitable for young children and could be very scary. Saw some children who wanted to sit on their parents' laps.


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Great show. Get good seats!

The show was great but being in the upper circle took something from the show, but I guess that's what you get from the cheaper seats. Could have been better depending on who you are surrounded by as it is a restricted view and the people in front of us moved around a lot and got in the way. But other than that, overall I had a great night.


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Was good

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outstanding performance, great story

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Good staging

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Absolutely fantastic

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must see

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Absolutely brilliant

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A show for all ages!

A show that everybody will enjoy. The cast are superb especially the kids -- they are amazing! Don't forget to book your tickets in advance to secure seats that you want.


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Amazing!!!!!

Wow!!!! From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat. One minute I was laughing and the next I was close to tears, a true roller coaster of emotions!!! I loved, loved, loved it!!!! I can't wait to see it again!!!


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Our first visit to the theatre as a family, our three children were in awe. Brilliant show would highly recommend.

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Excellent

Excellent show, brilliant acting from all but especially the children & miss trunchbull. Very funny throughout.


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Well constructed, produced and directed with good performances let down by poor enunciation of the lyrics.


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Theatre at its finest in all senses


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colourful

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technically perfect

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Amazing actors and actresses. ...the performance was very emotional

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32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU GB

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