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World Book Day Live at the Cambridge Theatre

World Book Day Live 2022 Kids all over the nation are looking forward to Monday 28th February at 11am, when the Cambridge Theatre London, home of Matilda The Musical, hosts World Book Day Live. The fun includes Matilda and her friends in a thrilling livestreamed event, with the help of Roald Dahl Story Company, Royal Shakespeare Company and Puffin. It’s accessible via livestream in schools and homes from 11am via

Who’s involved in World Book Day Live?

The fun begins with a very special performance from the RSC's Matilda The Musical. Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the show is directed by Matthew Warchus. So far Matilda The Musical has won 99 international awards including 24 for Best Musical, loved by over 10 million people in more than 90 cities around the globe.

  • Hosted by rapper MC Gramma
  • Showcases two Children's Laureates, Cressida Cowell and Chris Riddell
  • Plus Greg James, Chris Smith, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Humza Arshad, Allen Fatimaharan, and Hannah Lee
  • And two new talents from World Book Day's #PassThePen initiative, BookTrust Nizrana Farook and Maisie Chan
  • The event will feature live drawing throughout by Chris Riddell

About the Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre is one of five to open in just one boom year, 1930. Following a chequered career, the venue was renamed The Magic Castle of Seven Dials in 1984. The scheme was a complete failure and closed after a year. The theatre was then sold in 1986 and restored to its former Art Deco glory. Past shows at the Cambridge Theatre include The Beautiful Game, Chicago, and Jerry Springer – The Opera.