Matilda The Musical (London) tickets

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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.

Critic Reviews
Critic reviews 5.0
3 reviews
Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!
The Sunday Times
13 Nov 2013
Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!
The Guardian
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.
Daily Mail
13 Nov 2013
Customer Reviews
Customer reviews 4.7
772 reviews
Elaine Mace
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24 Mar 2019

An absolutely fantastic show. A joy to watch

Linda
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22 Mar 2019

I was looking forward to seeing the show as my granddaughter thought it was great. But there in lies the problem I feel it is definitely a show for children or if you have children with you. The child cast members were great as was Miss Trunchbull but I felt that Matildas parents were awful particularly the father. After the interval there were seats that were not returned to so I think I am not on my own.

Robinson
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18 Mar 2019

Absolutely brilliant! The cast were phenomenal, really inspiring. Such a great production and loved the set design!

Linda W
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18 Mar 2019

I would recommend this show to anybody with or without children. A vibrant, energetic, exciting performance by all the actors. Matilda, played by Olivia Wells, is outstanding. So much to learn both words and actions. She is awesome!

Gaj Ragunathan
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18 Mar 2019

Matilda completely blew me and my family away. The stage, the performance, the dancing and the acting of Matilda as well as the story telling captivated us and has us enthralled. Can’t recomm it highly enough, it was both funny, sad and humourous. 5 stars

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When is it showing
26 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2020
Address

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

Duration

2 hours 40 minutes including one interval

Good To Know

Saturday 25th Nov 3pm will be an Audio Described 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

Tuesday-7pm

Wednesday-Saturday-7.30pm

Wednesday and 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