Matilda The Musical Tickets
Booking until: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Suitable for ages 6 and over.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Sunday, 27 May 2018
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 534 reviews
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
worth a look
great show and the child actors are especially gifted
Robert London Box Office customer
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.
Bernard London Box Office customer
Really enjoyed the show, but found that the acoustic quality was poor and it was difficult to understand the children.
Wendy London Box Office customer
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.
Joanne London Box Office customer
Fantastic show outstanding acting loved every minute
Kelly London Box Office customer
See Dahl's creativity come to life and enjoy the music.
George London Box Office customer
A really well put together show the only thing was the sound effects a little too loud
Effie London Box Office customer
A must see, Wonderful
Lyndon London Box Office customer
What an excellent show. Kids wanted to come back the following day
Jose Maria London Box Office customer
It was a nice musical. The stage directions were really good.
Sevilay London Box Office customer
Children enjoy more
Linda London Box Office customer
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!
Martine London Box Office customer
Absorbing and entertaining
Graham London Box Office customer
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.
Laura London Box Office customer
A wonderful show for kids and big kids! Highly recommended!
Darrell London Box Office customer
Great performance !
Might be even better if you have read the book and/or seen the film. Which I had not done.
Gunnel London Box Office customer
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.
chris London Box Office customer
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!
Linda London Box Office customer
A must see the show was fab
Allison London Box Office customer
Couple of oldies
The quality of the choreography alone means that anyone of any age cannot be disappointed.
Robin London Box Office customer
A must see, don't miss out
gareth London Box Office customer
show was very enjoyable main characters very good children were unfaultable, all in all a very enjoyable evening
kimberley London Box Office customer
A little disappointed in the show.
Paula London Box Office customer
The best kids show ever to hit London
Sharon London Box Office customer
A little miracle
Zara London Box Office customer
Stephen London Box Office customer
An awesome production
Geoffrey London Box Office customer
Excellent show and very colourful and energetic. A technical problem at the start and later in the show was disappointing but these things happen
Rosalind London Box Office customer
A must see
Wonderful! Great acting and singing by Matilda especially - what a talented little girl.
Nisha London Box Office customer
Fantastic show for people of all ages, really impressive to see so such talented children
Alison London Box Office customer
Yuk London Box Office customer
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.
Sue London Box Office customer
Ariel London Box Office customer
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.
virginia London Box Office customer
fabulous from start to finish superb
rebecca London Box Office customer
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.
kevin London Box Office customer
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.
David London Box Office customer
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steve London Box Office customer
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.
Donall London Box Office customer
great show for all the family
Sarah London Box Office customer
Wonderful show with great display of young talent
Geoff London Box Office customer
One if the best shows I have ever been to see. An absolute must
rachel London Box Office customer
Creative and fun
Lovely intimate theatre. Actors including the children were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and so did my eleven year old granddaughter
Carolyn London Box Office customer
It was good,
Laura London Box Office customer
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Sandra 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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