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 I saw the show before at a different location but the actual performance at the Cambridge Theatre and the cast was fantastic, as I’ve mentioned it was my second time seeing it with my grandchildren and to be honest I was not really looking forward to it... however the cast were brilliant and I now keep saying to the kids how good it was do well done !!!
Kids were very good.
The settings were fantastic, the child actor was incredible. We found the story slow, and the actress playing the mother inaudible. She screeched most of the time and it was very difficult to hear her dialogue. In all we found it too long
One of the best musicals I've seen. Such a talented cast....loved it from start to finish.
A birthday treat for my 9 year old granddaughter. She has read the book many times and was thrilled to see it performed on stage.
The audience ranged from children who needed booster seats to grandparents, all seemed to enjoy the production, which was amazing, from the set to the acting and singing, was a wonderful nights entertainment. Well worth seeing
Was reet good
Really enjoyed it. Started off a bit slow and not really connected to the story but then picked up well. Possible a touch too long but overall the acting, coreography and musical numbers were great
great fun for any ages . seen it twice and happily go again.
Loved every minute . Tim Minchin is a genius !! Funny , exciting , clever - a terrific musical .
My wife and I took our daughter and granddaughters to watch Matilda and were amazed by the talent and professionalism displayed by the cast especially the children who we all thought were brilliant. It really was a fantastic show and one which, I’m sure, will stay in our memories for years to come.
Show overall was good. Children excellent.
Amazing, great cast, fun for all the family. To have my 15 teen year old love it. to me that speaks for itself....
Brilliant musical! Great performance. Me and my daughter both enjoyed.
Very enjoyable performance, found the first half, just a little bit long. Singers voices were amazing.
Three generations, aged eight to seventy-one, all enjoyed this magical show. Can't recommend it enough - the kids were amazing and the show runs at a very slick pace.
The most amazing production, outstanding.. The child all performed excellent, the cast we on point. The story line strays off from the original film slightly but overall an outstanding theatrical production. Well worth the watch
Very good performance - would of expected more props in comparison to other theatre Ive seen, but a very good show. I liked how there was comedy infused aswell! Would recommend
It was very good, I clapped and cheered lots. I loved it when Matilda sang on her own. (Ellie aged 7)
I went with my family and we loved it , the music and the actors are so good , Matilda voice is incredible, I really recommend going to this musical with your kids , you’ll have great time
A fantastic show for all the family. It was a Christmas Eve surprise and it left everyone singing the songs on the way home. The little girl playing Matilda was amazing. Definitely will be recommended this show to our friends
An imaginative, thrilling, breath taking and I dare say fun-filled take on a master classic- not a mean feat by all counts. Was a real treat for my kids.
Matilda was absolutely amazing ! Took my 4 year old for her birthday ! So so good !
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.
Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU
1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or your local COVID-19 tier prevents you from attending, you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.
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