Cambridge Theatre

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

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Tickets

4.7/5
based on 659 reviews

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Booking until: Sunday, 20 October 2019

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

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Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 6 and over.


Booking until:
Sunday, 20 October 2019

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

Customer Reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone
74%
Families
97%
Teenagers
78%
Couples
76%
Theatregoers
80%

based on 659 reviews

Fantastic

Fantastic show, everything was just amazing. Loved every second of it.


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Captivating for children

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Worth Seeing.

Fantastic show. All the young people in the show were amazing especially the young lady who played Matilda.


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Clear recommendation

It was one of the best musicals i've ever seen. Really good actors, vivid characters, a great show.


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Must See!

Fantastic show!


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Excellent and creative throughout

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We loved it! We've seen it 4 times already and every time has been fantastic.

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Spectacular

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Simply Marvellous

Magnificent display of talent , choreography and witty writing !


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Very cute

Too LOUD! For adults and kids


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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.


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Must see!

Awesome actors and musicians


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Excellent entertainmant

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Must see

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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.


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We sat near the back exit door. Staff kept on coming in and out during performance


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Amazing

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Whimsical

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The show is awesome for audience of any age group.

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Entertaining

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.


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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.


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Definitely a must see for all ages.

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Must see for the kids

Colourful , funny ,good entertainment from the start the kids are on the go throughout the show


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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!


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Wonderful show! Highly recommended!

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We had a great view as we were moved from upper circle to stalls great surprise . Good show


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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


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Energetic colourful funny

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Highly recommend

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.


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Amazing Kids!

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Sensational

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


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amazing show

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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.


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Absolutely wonderful.

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Superb

Superb singing and dancing, excellent props and stage and lighting. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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Great show!!

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Very creative and enjoyable

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A must see!

Fun show, super actors, great all round entertainment.


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MUST SEE!!!!

EXCELLENT!!!! In every way!!!!!


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Wow - a story for 8 year olds loved by a fifty something

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Amazing production of a Roald Dahl classic!

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Touching

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Powerful

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Hilarious and outstanding.

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Loud

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Definitely a must-see!!!

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Incredible

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excellent

Very good! I want to recommend Matilda to all children.


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Mind blowing.

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Fantastic Theater Experience

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Just super!

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Fabulous show

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.


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Delightfully Amazing!!!

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.


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To Loude soundeffects- damaging the ears.

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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.


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Amazing

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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.


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Brilliant show

The show for all ages .Child lead absolutely brilliant


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Fun show. Much better than the movie!

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Superb show that was lively throughout.


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Amazing Mathilda

Great story and performance, best for kids age 10 and up. Kids who play in this musical are amazingly talented. We enjoyed every moment.


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A must see!

Great show, great music and very talented young cast!


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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


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Amazing show very emotive talented children

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Must see

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Excellent Show

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An excellent performance with first class actors

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Matilda is magical

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Absolutely amazing

We were blown away. Lovely little theatre, truly amazing cast, great set. Confectionary at the theatre over priced but to be expected!


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Wonderful time!

It is a brilliant show, very well structured. The head of school is amazing,


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Fantastic, a must see!

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Best Show i’ve Ever Seen

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Excellent

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Great show for the whole family

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Stunning Performance!

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.


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Absolute must sees

Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Must see.


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Very entertaining

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amazing setting

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Sparkling

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!


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Brilliant show enjoyed every minute


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Creative and entertaining

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Ear splitting

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.


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Fqntastic!

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Awesome

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Loved it!!

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Great youth artistic performance!

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Awesome!

The show was amazing. It was my first musical and I’m hooked


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Best staging ever seen!

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Amazing

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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.


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Worth every moment!

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Boring for teens and older audiences

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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


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Must see!

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Wonderful performance!

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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.


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Fun

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a good play for a great book

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Clearly this pro Forman was had he understudy for Matilda

This Matilda was only average and her diction poor and hard to understand


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In the words of a 10 yr old Matilda fan - Phenomenal

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Review: A new MATILDA takes the stage at the Cambridge Theatre

06 Jun 2017

Matilda The Musical - London 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.

Fall in Love with Matilda

18 May 2017

Matilda The Musical - London 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.

Discover more about the children's author with two current hit West End musicals

28 Nov 2015

Roald Dahl 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.

Cast change for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre

27 Jul 2015

Matilda 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.

Olivier Awards 2015 Round-Up

13 Apr 2015

Olivier 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.

New cast members for Matilda the Musical

29 Jul 2014

Matilda the Musical 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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