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.
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!
I found this very entertaining. The acting was superb. As a senior citizen the children's singing was hard to understand but with the headset hearing device the spoken works were well understood. \
Genius. So much talent, loved from start to finish
Six year old companion had such a lovely experience, it was a joy to watch her enjoyment. The ushers were charming to her.
2 hours of pure magic. Exceptionally talented artists of all ages and great atmosphere.
All 3 generations enjoyed it the special effects were wonderful and especially enjoyed Miss Trunchbull's performance
The children enjoyed the show but found it a little scary in some scenes my five year old was frightened and it can gets very loud but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Wonderful show.clever choreography,seriously talented cast, I laughed and drew a tear as the cast were seemingly having a great time..loved Bruce singing at the end. My 5 yr old daughter really enjoyed it although was concerned she couldn't identify Matilda alot of the time.inspiring, a lovely way to make memories with you're children.
My husband and I went yesterday and being half term felt we should have taken children with us! However there was no need as Matilda would appeal to all ages. We had a great time.
Don’t be put off the fact that there are children in the cast because you forget about it after five minutes they’re so good.
My wife and I watched the 7.30 pm show on Staurday, 25th May. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Kudos to the cast, in particular the young lady who played the role of Maltida. She was excellent.
I took my 9 year old granddaughter and she absolutely loved it she was singing and dancing all the way home
Such a brilliant show. The kids made it!! Full of energy! Would watch again!
Some parts were really good and other parts were really boring, it was ok but I wouldn't go and see it again
This was an excellent show and the quality of the child performers was out of this world, a credit to both the families concerned as well as their tutors. Our only drawback was being seated right behind two rather large fidgety adults and they didn't have children with them to pass the blame to.
What a wonderful show five star all the way and the best I have ever seen. So many great characters who played their part with so much enthusiasm. The young lady that plays Matilda is fabulous and so professional and her father so funny, in fact just loved every minute 😊😊😊
Absolutely loved this show, fast paced and really funny too!
I know i shouldnt compare the Stage Musical with the film but i found the Musical strayed in its story line.The young girl however whom played Matilda was very good..Just like to add that my better half (Mrs) loved it.
Amazing show - great set, great acting, great singing. Would thoroughly recommend for all ages!
My granddaughter aged 9 loved it and was transfixed and described it as an amazing experience I thought the production was excellent especially the performance of the children Matilda in particular
Matilda the musical was Amazing
So good - not great seats but good for the price. Children were adorable and staging was fab, especially lights and sound effects.
My Wife and I saw Matilda yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the musical extravaganza. The stage show was incredibly slick and impressive, the kids wonderful and the adult cast marvellous. The theatre and seating was fine and we came away thoroughly cheered by the whole fun experience.
Great show for kids or adults. Really entertaining and a beautiful script and great choreography.
My daughter, Granddaughter(7) and I attended Matilda. We all loved it, the children were amazing! It had humour, dancing, great acting, we would recommend going!
When is it showing
Today - 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
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
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