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Matilda the musical tickets make a magical treat for any fan of enthralling West End theatre. Matilda tickets disappear in a flash! Perhaps you’re a revolting Roald Dahl fan looking for the best Matilda theatre tickets to get up close to the magic of this Olivier Award winning musical? Or maybe you’d rather keep the deliciously disgusting Miss Trunchbull – a rottweiler in a dress - at a safe distance! Either way, you’ll find your perfect tickets for Matilda in London on sale now. We’ve got great seats at all prices and you can check out the best seat reviews on our interactive seat map. Matilda’s a riot for revolting kids and gruesome grown-ups alike!
 

What’s Matilda about?

Matilda the Musical is the tale of a young girl with an extraordinary gift. Not only is Matilda clever, she’s also extremely funny and just a little bit naughty. Stuck with neglectful parents who barely know she exists, Matilda begins to realise that nothing will change unless she changes it herself. Unfortunately, school isn’t much of an escape. Headmistress-from-hell Miss Trunchbull isn’t too keen on children. In fact, she loathes them. Particularly children like greedy Bruce Bogtrotter…who’s off to the chokey. Which is as nasty as it sounds.

With a sharp, witty script by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by comedy genius Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical gives new depth to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story. Matilda the Musical is irreverent, deliciously dark and fabulously entertaining. We defy anyone not to find a new level of joy at the sight of Miss Trunchbull propelling little girls into the audience by their pigtails!

Matthew Warchus’ production cleverly combines the nastiness of Dahl’s story with the warmth of musical comedy, extracting every delicious drop of humour along the way. Tim Minchin’s songs are bright and brilliant. But what makes this show sing are the central performances by the young actors who alternate the role of Matilda. Their warmth and wit combines to ensure that you’ll be rooting for our hero every step of the way. This little girl has a very big heart.

The stage set for Matilda is magical in every sense of the word. Some scenes will take your breath away and you’ll leave wondering how on earth they did that! An extraordinary cast of both child and adult actors add to the fantastical feel of the entire production. This gorgeous, cheeky, uplifting show is wonderful for families, but is equally entertaining for adults. You never grow out of Roald Dahl!

Matilda the Musical songs

The sound of scraping violins and slightly-out-of-tune recorders is every parent’s worst nightmare. Fortunately they’re only the openers to the brilliantly comic Miracle. Soon, you’ll be laughing along to Tim Minchin classics like Naughty and The Hammer. Every song is a classic with instant hum-ability…but more than that, Tim Minchin’s lyrics are as deliciously dark as Dahl’s writing. When I Grow Up and Revolting Children have already entered the vocabulary of every little stage school horror the length and breadth of the country! 

Matilda the Musical awards

Matilda has won a staggering 99 international awards, including twenty-four for Best Musical alone! These include 7 Olivier awards (the most ever won by a musical), 5 Whatsonstage Awards (including Best New Musical and Best West End Show), 6 Broadway World Awards (including Best Musical) and 2 Mousetrap Awards (including Best Family Show). 

Matilda the Musical’s Magic Moments

We won’t give away any plot spoilers here, but look out for these five moments of jaw-dropping genius when you watch the show:

1. Miss Trunchbull’s entrance – if you think parents evening at your school was scary, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
2. Miss Trunchbull’s party trick of swinging kids round by their hair. Well, she was an Olympic hammer thrower before she turned to teaching.
3. Bruce Bogtrotter managing to scoff down an entire chocolate cake in front of the whole school
4. Magical powers –Uri Geller might be able to bend a spoon, but he’s got nothing on what Matilda can do!
5. Crunchem Hall – this twistedly torturous school makes Hogwarts look like a kindergarten!

What critics said about Matilda the Musical

“Easily the standout musical of the decade.” The Sunday Times
“An evening of unadulterated bliss.” The Guardian
“Utterly exhilarating. Matthew Warchus’s colourful riot of a production achieves an even dizzier balance between gleeful, grotesque, fun and heart-tugging poignancy, brilliantly drilled dynamism and warm, unforced charm.” The Independent
“Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun.” Time Out
“An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve.” Daily Express

Matilda news

Roald Dahl 100: Dahl on Stage (Part 2)12 Sept 2016
The West End’s Scariest Leading Ladies. 6 April 2015

 

Critic Reviews

5.0
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

Customer Reviews

4.7
951 reviews
ELAINE DYE
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11 Mar 2020

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 !!!

Dok
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8 Mar 2020

Kids were very good.

Dissapointed grandma
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8 Mar 2020

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

Gemma
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23 Feb 2020

One of the best musicals I've seen. Such a talented cast....loved it from start to finish.

Nannie P
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21 Feb 2020

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.

FAQs

Address

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Cancellation Policy

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.

Cast

Matilda Cast & Creatives

The London cast includes:


Matilda – Tilly-Raye Bayer/Olivia Juno Cleverley/Alex Munden/Zoe Simon
Miss Trunchbull – Elliot Harper
Miss Honey – Gina Beck
Mr Wormwood – Sebastien Torkia
Mrs Wormwood – Marianne Benedict
Michael Wormwood – Connor Lewis
Rudolpho – Matt Krzan
Mrs Phelps – Landi Oshinowo

Alex Louize Bird, Liberty Buckland, Georgia Carling, Roger Dipper, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Ben Kerr, Tom Mather, Kane Oliver Parry, Ryan Pidgen, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Christoper Tendai, Dawn Williams

Author – Roald Dahl
Book – Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics – Tim Minchin
Developed and Directed by – Matthew Warchus
Choreography – Peter Darling
Set & Costume Design – Rob Howell
Orchestrations and Additional Music – Christopher Nightingale
Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design – Simon Baker
Illusion – Paul Kieve

Duration

2 hours 40 minutes including one interval

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

Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU

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

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