Matilda the Musical London

The Cambridge Theatre

Overview

Times

Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7pm, matinees on Wednesdays at 2pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and Sundays at 3pm

Duration

Two hours and 40 minutes, including one interval

Age

Six years old and over. Children under 4 years old won't be admitted in the theatre

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

The Cambridge Theatre

Address
Earlham Street
London
WC2H 9HU
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7494 5081

About

Don't miss the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Matilda The Musical at London's Cambridge Theatre. The critically acclaimed musical has won a ground-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.

Discover the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's book, written by Dennis Kelly and with music by award-winning musician and actor Tim Minchin. At the heart of the story is Matilda, an amazingly bright little girl with supernatural powers, who struggles with a dysfunctional family and the tyrannical authority of Miss Trunchbull.

Matilda is not just a musical, it's a captivating odyssey celebrating intelligence, resilience and the power of imagination, transporting audiences beyond the limits of the ordinary.

A man wearing a tratan two piece suit seems to be arguing with a young girl sitting on a pile of books.

What is Matilda The Musical about?

The show tells the story of Matilda, an extremely intelligent five-year-old. Children and adults alike will be moved and enchanted by the story of this special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Matilda's parents think she's unbearable and she rightly thinks they're only interested in their television. Life at school is not much better: Miss Trunchbull, the monstrous headmistress, terrifies pupils and teachers alike.

With the support of kind teacher Miss Honey, and the discovery of some very special powers, Matilda decides it's time to teach the grownups a lesson. Beware, a revolt is on its way amongst children.

A group of school kids are surrounding one of their classmates seating on a chair during the show Matilda The Musical.

The ingenious sets transport the audience into the magical world of Matilda's school, from the comforting warmth of the library to the intimidating austerity of Miss Trunchbull's office.

The musical has won an impressive array of prestigious awards. Among its many achievements, the production has won no fewer than five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as seven Olivier Awards, the holy grail of musicals.

This musical goes beyond the boundaries of entertainment to become an immersive cultural experience that resonates long after the final applause.

The cast of Matilda The Musical

Rakesh Boury take the stage of the Cambridge Theatre as Matilda's excentric father Mr Wormwood (We Will Rock You, Bend It Like Beckham). Joining him is with Amy Ellen Richardson playing his wife Mrs Wormwood (Crazy For You, Follies). The autoritative Mrs Trunchbull, headmistress at Crunchem Hall Primary School is portrayed by Kieran Hill (King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Lydia White (A Christmas Carol, Little Women) plays the sweet Miss Honey, Matilda's teacher, while Deborah Tracy (Standing at the Sky's Edge, Fisherman's Friends: The Musical) plays Mrs Phelps, the village librarian. 

Matilda is played by Anna Deikalo, Estella Evans, Ava Posniak, and Sophia Saravanan. The specific actress portraying Matilda on any given night will be confirmed on the evening of the performance, as is the case with all roles played by children.

Please note that the cast and line-up are subject to change.

How to get tickets for Matilda The Musical

Matilda and the librarian stands on the stage of the Cambridge Theatre holding hands and looking at the audience with a worried look.

Book Matilda the Musical tickets online now with Visit London by clicking on the Book Now button on this screen. 

When booking, you will be able to select the seats of your choice and see the ticket prices available for this musical. 

The show is booking up until May 2025.

How long is Matilda The Musical?

Matilda The Musical lasts for two hours and 35 minutes, with a 20-minute interval.

What time is the evening show?

Evening performances usually take place at 7pm, from Tuesdays to Fridays, and at 7.30pm on Saturdays.

Is there any matinees performances?

Matilda The Musical matinees are on Wednesdays at 2pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and Sundays at 3pm- although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.

Where is Matilda The Musical playing?

Matilda The Musical is currently playing at the Cambridge Theatre in London, near Covent Garden and Seven Dials.

How to get there:

  • Underground - Covent Garden station (on the Piccadilly line) is a three-minute walk to the theatre.
  • Bus - Several bus routes stop at Cambridge Circus (14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176 and N5).
  • By bike - Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head for Moor Street in Soho, where there is a bike park.

Is there an age restriction? 

Children wearing school unifrms are jumping on stage during one of Matilda The Musical performances.

The theatre suggests taking kids aged six and above, but younger children are also welcome. The show is more than two hours long, and can be loud and scary in parts. 

Children must sit in their own seats throughout the performance, and babies in arms are not permitted.

How long has Matilda The Musical been running in London?

The multi-award-winning production Matilda The Musical has been delighting London audiences for the past 13 years. Premiering at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010, this Royal Shakespeare Company musical moved to the West End in 2011 following a sold-out run. Over the years, it has collected numerous awards and remains one of the must-see musicals in London today.

What other shows can I see in London?

Follow the heart warming story of Simba with The Lion King musical London at the Lyceum Theatre or be spellbound by the story of Elphaba in the award winning Wicked the musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 

Prices

Adult Ticket From £24.60 per ticket