Matilda the Musical is a magical offering from the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl!
Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, this fantastic piece of theatre continues to delight audiences in London, and began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018.
What Is Matilda About?
Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl of incredible intelligence who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty...
A funny and sharp book by Dennis Kelly and original songs 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.
Brilliant show - clever, funny, dark in parts (obviously, it’s Dahl), uplifting. Great songs and fantastic cast, particularly the kids. My kids loved it and want to go back soon.
Excellent show.....a definite must see especially good introduction to the theatre for younger people and children
Fabulous show, fabulous cast really enjoyed the afternoon
Everything about this show was brilliant. The music and especially the dancing was superb.
Matilda was the most exciting thrilling and heart stopping show actors were spectacular loved and would see it again
K24 Upper Circle, if someone sitting 2 rows in front of you happens to be a big guy and he decides to lean forward for the entire duration of the show - you are screwed. The show itself is good though but couldn’t concentrate on enjoying it due to restricted views. Also, I have paid £49.95 from the show’s official box office website, however the physical tickets I collected from the actual theatre’s box office saying face value of £39.95, which I find unacceptable without explanation.
Matilda is brillant. Its funny and staged in brilliant Road Dahl grotesque style. Its funny and the staging is cool and the child actors are brillant. But the sound quality from the upper circle for the songs is pretty bad. There are large parts of the songs and sometimes the childrens (with higher voices) speaking parts that you can’t hear - which is a shame caus you miss the jokes and having listened to the songs on spotify since they are also brilliant. Upon booking you’re warned that there’s a restricted view and thats fine. But you sort of don’t expect not to be able to hear clearly. Its a shame.
The show was just incredible! Fantastic music, actors and general entertainment! We have seen lots of shows and this really stood out as a family pleaser! My children are 6 and 7 and they both loved it! The Cambridge theatre is also s great space - traditional but modern and clean! Plenty of toilets and places to get refreshments without huge queues
I really terrific show and amazing talented young cast. The songs are super and my 8 year old daughter left the show with stars in her eyes- she wants to go to stage school!! 😊
We as a family of four, two grandparents, auntie and one grandson loved the energy, the acting and the singing was wonderful, how you got the children to be so athletic is amazing. The only thing and we all agreed was it was just too loud., perhaps it was because of where we were sitting in the 3rd row stalls?? We've been to lots of shows in London over the years and the volume at Matilda was the loudest. We thought it was a very polished performance and would recommend the show. Our grandson loved his first show in London. Well done all.
Excellent acting . Brilliant
This show was amazing! After waiting years to get tickets i treated my 13 year old daughter to this show. She had wanted to see it for ages and it was above and beyond what we both expected. Professional and talented young cast, wonderful vocals, visually spectacular and so much fun. Thank you for making a Matilda a person of colour as the role is not determined by race and doesn’t have to be one way. She was brilliant and deserved a standing ovation. So great for my daughter to see someone like her on stage in a leading role! Only criticism was that there were quite a few late arrivals which disrupted our viewing but only temporarily. Perhaps an announcement reminder for people to take their seats? Staff were constantly having to get up and tell people to stop taking photographs of the set which I imagine is quite annoying for them.
We enjoyed the performance but were told to move seats at a random point in order to allow very large groups of children in late. We didn’t move as we wouldn’t have been able to see and were in the seats we had paid for!!! There were constant comings and goings with children being led in throughout the first half and it really did spoil the atmosphere and then one of the ushers told a little girl in front of us to be quiet!!! Outrageous as she had been leading in the latecomers! She had very poor people skills.
I took my 5 year old, Matilda obsessed, granddaughter for birthday treat. She was spellbound and totally engrossed. She was a bit anxious that Bruce would really explode but loved every minute.
Magical show, took my daughter and we both absolutely loved it.. amazing views and fantastic performance..I would definitely recommend to everyone..X
What a magical show. Such musicality and such talent.
Creative, fun, beautifully sung and performed. I took my 7 year old as a birthday treat and it was absolutely wonderful.
Absolutely amazing! Thought my youngest daughter, aged 5, would loose interest half way through but she was completely engaged and absolutely loved it... we all did, even my husband. Would definitely recommend. Fun, exciting, a great family event.
My 8 year old daughter says "This is one step up from the film, it's amazing!". Mummy really enjoyed it too!
Brilliant. The grandkids really enjoyed the play. Was very impressed with Matilda. Wonderful play.
Fantastic show for all ages. Acting and sets were excellent. I would definitely recommend this show.
It was fun, my son of 7 enjoyed it very much.
We loved Matilda from start to finish. It was funny, sad and brilliantly performed. We really enjoyed the swing scene and the special effects. Would highly recommend.
As a newbee to West musicals I thought the actual performance was outstanding. BUT I found it hard to hear what the the actors and actresses were saying due to the rustling of sweep papers and the audience talking. A bit of shame.
Excellent musical and most enjoyable.
Matilda is my wifes favourite films and the musical was absolutely brillant , great night
It was very good impressive A bit loud But I loved the songs and it was amazing
Myself and a friend took my 10year old daughter and her friend for their birthday, We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, absolutely fantastic show!
What a wonderful show! everything was seemlessly put together, the music, the singing, the dance, the acting, and the stage...it deserves all the fame and credits, truly enjoyable.
Every detail is perfectly placed throughout Matilda! That allows the storytelling to shine! It was our second time seeing the show and it didn’t fail to deliver! The trunchbul was phenomenal! Thank you for a great show.
My daughter ( who is 30) & I came to watch Matilda It was brilliant had everything Laughter/ Sadness/ entertainment Very talented Children they didn't put a foot wrong!! Would recommend for all ages
Me and my wife had a excellent time watching Matilda it was a good around time we will go back to see it again
Show was excellent! We took our 6 year old for her birthday the show catered for us as well as her, very funny and the children in the show was amazing! Not a bad word to say for it
Very good. The acting was on point. Very entertaining as a complete package
Best musical I’ve seen, the cast were amazing the whole story, songs so good. Matilda is so talented. Brilliant.
What a great show which we thoroughly enjoyed. The only slightly negative comment would be that we could not make up the words in the songs from the children. Having said that, it was a great production with fantastic imagination wonderfully performed
Fabulous show for all the family.
The second time I've seen the show, but booked as treat for my 9yr old daughter. She loved it and it was as awesome as I remembered.
The Musical it’s self deserves 5 stars it’s the best musical since Annie! They even gave 1 Euro Binoculars! The theater was even very good because it was very easy to see the performers
Amazing, brilliant what a star maltilda was and learning all them lines Truley a star in the making
Matilda is just that, I took my Granddaughter to celebrate her 9th Birthday, not only did she have a fantastic time, so did I. Can't recommend this musical for young people, or older people enough, go and see it you won't be disappointed.
Really good show, very enjoyable. Not wow, but good. Not sure if was because We sat in the upper circle but it was often hard to hear the actual words used in the chorus lines. Solos were fine, chorus lines though were muffled. However, the acting, dancing and characters were brilliant. Very enjoyable show.
Great show, the young actors blew us away. The story of a really smart girl in the "telly" world is the one that needs to be told and re-told forever.
Superb on all levels. So much fun and frolicks on stage, comedy, talented individuals, songs catchy and memorable. Isobel Hubble lead the kids brilliantly as Matilda and they a delivered. This show is one of, if not the best I have seen in London and I did not regret a penny paid. Highly recommended to all.
Fantastic musical well worth going to see
Absolutely brilliant. A must see.
Went to see this with our 7 year old daughter. I haven't got high enough praise for the whole cast. It was excellently performed and a fantastic experience. I would recommend everyone to go and see it.
This musical is an uplifting and rewarding experience, both because of the wonderfully high standard of acting and singing, particularly from the children, and also the amazing lyrics and musicality of the score. I encourage all to visit Tim Minchin's "Matilda" - you will have a wonderful night.
Both my wife and I loved the show and we highly recommend for anyone visiting London OR even living in London to definitely go see it. Brilliant performance that was entertaining throughout!
When is it showing
20 Aug 2019 20 Dec 2020
Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU
No refunds available after purchase.
2 hours 40 minutes including one interval
Good To Know
Thursday 21 November @ 7:00pm – Signed Performance
Saturday 23 November @ 2:30pm – Captioned Performance
Sunday 24 November @ 3:00pm – Audio Described
Saturday 28 March @ 2:30pm – Audio Described
Sunday 29 March @ 3:00pm – Captioned Performance
Saturday 25 April @ 2.30pm – Signed Performance
Suitable For Children
AGE RECOMMENDATION 6+
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
Wednesday and Saturday-2.30pm
Where Do I Go
32-34 Earlham Street
By Tube-Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
By Bus -14, 19, 24, 38, 176