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.
Couldn't fault the production, it was excellent. It was rather more 'pantomime' than I had expected and very much aimed at primary age kids. The number of school kids in the audience (a matinee) obviously created a certain level of disturbance (especially the 50 or so who arrived about 15 mins into the show and blocked our view for a good 5-10 minutes!).
Outstanding show I took my daughter and two grandchildren age 10 and 3 as early Christmas gift. We all enjoyed the show. Outstanding performance costumes music everything. Wonderful highly recommended
Phenomenal show! My favourite childhood book was brought to life in the most incredible way! The cast was amazing, especially the children. I will definitely be seeing this again!! Thank you!
The show was fantastic! Booked this for daughters birthday surprise and as this was her first London show we couldn't have asked for better! She is now hooked and wants to see it again. The whole show was wonderful, cast, stage, effects etc. Looking forward to our next visit to see it 😁
Such a great show pity the people at the front door were so rude
Hard to put into words. The cast were were all amazing very professional. Production was excellent and delivery was spot on. Highly recommend.
it was a birthday present for my daughters I didn't realise when I booked the tickets that it was the first day. it was brilliant and lovely way to spend a afternoon after travelling all the way from bristol
Perfect show for all ages
Really enjoyed it excellent
What a wonderful show Such great acting, colourful, great story and so entertaining Would definitely recommend First class show
I took my sister to see this for her birthday as Matilda was a favourite film growing up. I was worried that she would not like it but she loved it and can not wait to see it again
Booked this for my daughter's birthday (She's 24 and grew up watching the film and reading the book) her sister came too, (she's 27) we all loved it! the cast were amazing the scenes and singing and dancing were superb, we loved miss Trunchbull and we will definitely make time to see it again.
Absolutely brilliant I brought my 10 yr old for her here for her bday she loved it fantastic show
Amazing show, my 6 year old daughter and I both really enjoyed it. Highly recommend it. I would not recommend it for younger children as some of the stage affects can be frightening and it’s a long performance to sit through( left my 3 year old at home ). Older children are familiar with the story.
Show was much better than what I was expecting and funnier, so I was pleasantly surprised. The staff whilst watching I found rude! Whilst I appreciate that you would like people not to record the show, texting someone to ensure your child is ok whilst you are watching the show and being spoken to rudely, you seriously need to have a rethink about how you speak to people and also see the fact that they are not recording the show.
It was a fantastic show and felt the show catered for all ages. All the cast were exceptional and we would highly recommend to others
Very good show
Excellent production. Thoroughly enjoyed by kids and grown ups alike.
The 3 children I took thoroughly enjoyed the performances ; the singing and dancing was really good. There seem to have been some changes to the production since I saw it 10 years ago ( don’t remember the father doing that stand up routine at start of second half ) . Loved hearing when I grow up the 3 times it was sung, as it’s my favourite song . Lovely and brightened up a wet afternoon.
Hi all we travelled from the northwest to watch Matilda with our daughter Matilda and her friend Chloe we had an amazing time show was a credit to the actors and all involved highly recommend thanks for such a lovely evening. Les jo Matilda and Chloe
An absolutely amazing experience ... very talented cast and composers!
Me and my family absolutely loved this show. The cast were amazing and Matilda was adorable.
Quite simply, outstanding.
This was my birthday present and it was amazing.
My husband booked this show for us for my birthday weekend in London. As it’s based on a children’s story I wasn’t surprised to see so many children in the audience but a bit worried that they would get bored and restless. I needn’t have worried, the show kept them and us mesmerised! The sets, the actors the music and atmosphere were all excellent and I would definitely recommend the show to others.
The whole show was wonderful, but 10 minutes into the start of it we had a disruption as about 15 latecomers came in near us in the front stalls........totally distracting to us as an audience and possibly for the performers. I thought that once a show had started, then latecomers had to wait until the interval. It did spoil it. The performances were wonderful though.
Staggeringly good production by all the cast, especially Tilly-Rae Bayer and all the children. Terrific songs and script appeal to all ages - just a shame we couldn’t hear all the words. Orchestra and sound effects were great but very loud. Phones and noise from children for whom English was not their first language were undesirable distractions.
Seen lots of london shows . Matilda is without a doubt one of the best .
Brilliant show! would highly recommend.....
Having a book worm for a daughter, this has been on our MUST SEE list for a while, and when the day finally arrived, it did not disappoint. The music was phenomenal and the choreography was brilliant, and the actress who played Matilda, Olivia Juno Cleverley was an absolute diamond! From the first note she sang she was a shining star, right to the very last! Absolutely awe inspiring! The best bit was witnessing the reaction of my 8YO, every gasp, every chuckle and the moment she grabbed my hand when chokey was revealed - it really is a fantastic experience!
Matilda was spectacular from start to finish.... The children were all incredible especially Matilda but in reality all of them and everyone looked like they were having a throughly good time .... the staging and special effects were slick and seamless.... We loved every minute of it and we really want to see it again absolutely Thank you
loved it! would 100% recommend. the stage is amazing!
Excellent production!! Children were marvellous and very talented - adults too.
What an amazing show. Funny energetic and heartwarming. The cast of children are fantastic. Would definitely recommend for children and adults!!
This was my second time seeing Matilda this year and I honestly have to say it was so amazing the second time around! I loved it the first time but this time it was so powerful. I did cry a little as it was emotional and towards the end it was so heart warming as the new Matilda started to tear up and that was cute.
Went for daughters birthday. Adults and children thoroughly enjoyed it. Fun and laughter throughout and amazing view even from the back!
Amazing show couldn’t fault it the children played a fantastic role
Did not disappoint - loved every minute shear genius
We all thoroughly enjoyed it. We went as a family of 4 (kids aged 7 and 11) Seeing the emotions and actions from the kids was almost as entertaining (7 year old holding onto his ears during the ear scene!)
Fantastic performance by a highly talented team. Better than I expected! Well done all!
We were in the upper circle and couldn’t hear the children singing clearly
My third time seeing it and I loved it just as much . All the cast are outstanding especially Matilda and the trunchball. I can wait for my little granddaughter to be old enough to take her .
Great acting from all, especially the children and Tim Minchin's music is ace. 4 stars because it's virtually impossible to see everything from the Upper Circle, and this isn't made clear when booking. Even adults were craning their necks for much of the show when there was action nearer the front of the stage.
These tickets were booked by my mother as a birthday treat for both myself and daughter. I suffer from light sensitive epilepsy and read all the information on the website and at the theatre. Nowhere on the website does it state that strobe lighting is used throughout the show at great lengthm so it cane as a great shock when they started.We were eventually moved to different seats but having to get up and leave my 7 year old daughter on her own was quite unacceptable. Again the usher moved us to a box with a bit more shade from the lights but I still had to dive down and cover my eyes to prevent an epileptic fit. It completely spoiled my experience and was so afraid of having a fit in front of my 7 year old daughter and on our own. Sadly not a good experience at all, light sensitive epilepsy is a hidden disability that no one seems to care about😥😥😥 what about children with epilepsy, do they not matter do they not want to go to a children's musical? I'm very upset and unhappy 🙁
My daughter and I absolutely loved Matilda the Musical - such an energetic, enthusiastic and fun performance by the cast. It was a really entertaining evening and a wonderful introduction to London theatre for us, so much so that we're already planning another trip!
A really good show for kids and adults. Loads of great songs.
This performance was very good and is the second time I've seen it this year.
This show was fantastic! I had pre-conceptions about what it would be like, but it was different enough to both the book and the film to be stand alone amazing! The songs and the choreography were brilliant.
The musical was performed excellently. Every word, spoken and sung, was clear. I really enjoyed the way the scenery changed and was impressed with the cast in their assisting with sets. 'Matilda' was wonderful. Lots to learn and it seemed word perfect. Well done! Definitely recommend.
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