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Matilda the Musical is a magical offering from the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company!
Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of an Olivier for Best New Musical, this fantastic piece of theatre is currently showing at the Cambridge Theatre on London’s West End. 

Based on the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl of incredible intelligence who is at odds with her TV-addicted parents and a diabolical headmistress. Bullied or just plain ignored, one day the rejected and neglected Matilda Wormwood discovers that she has telekinetic powers…

A funny and sharp book by Dennis Kelly and lyrics and music by celebrated Australian comedian Tim Minchin add a new dimension to this children’s favourite. Rather than being derivative of the original tale, Matilda the Musical adds new depth to the story. There’s all the nastiness of Dahl’s novel, with a little girl whizzed across stage by her pigtails and a boy made to eat a giant chocolate cake, but this production also revels in the consolation offered by books and the transformative power of the imagination. 

Matthew Warchus’ production is witty and intelligent as well as exuberant and big-hearted. Matilda the Musical is a fantastic depiction of the disorder of childhood and the importance of making one’s own way in the world. Backed by sensationally creative sets and props and an extraordinary cast of child and adult actors, this musical truly sets Dahl’s story alight.

Matilda the Musical critic reviews

3 reviews
Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!
13 Nov 2013
Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!
13 Nov 2013
Matilda is a fabulous family fizzer. It has strong tunes, witty lyrics and enough ‘eew!’ moments to satisfy the most revolting urchin.
13 Nov 2013

Matilda the Musical reviews

404 reviews
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3 Jun 2017

This was a fantastic show. Enjoyed thoroughly by child and parents.

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31 May 2017

From start to finish it was the most fabulous treat for our family . The production and performances were fantastic and we cannot praise it highly enough. Highly recommend it and would love to see a film version

Max Heath
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12 May 2017

This musical relies heavily on its cast of children and is all the better for that; they are superb. The staging and music are first class and the Roald Dahl story is a classic. It starts at 7pm so children in the audience do not have a very late night. Absolutely great.

Angela Terrey
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12 May 2017

Show was great but husband disappointed as even though would have had great seats was stuck behind someone very tall and blocked a good view. So had to keep moving to see.

2 kiwi girls
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3 May 2017

Great stage show, talented kids and adults. Great set and music, fun night out if you love kids with some wicked adult humour as well..well done!



Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


2 hours 40 minutes including one interval.

Suitable For Children


Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

When Can I Go

Tuesday: 7pm

Wednesday-Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm

Sunday: 3pm

Where Do I Go

CAMBRIDGE THEATRE, Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street WC2H 9HU

By Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
By Bus: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176