Matilda The Musical (London)

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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

 

Duration

2 hours 35 minutes, including an interval

Times

Tuesday-7pm

Wednesday-Saturday-7.30pm

Wednesday and Saturday-2.30pm / 2.00pm

Sunday-3pm

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

Booking Information

We recommend all audience members wear a face covering throughout their visit, but this is a personal choice. Our auditoriums are equipped with excellent ventilation systems, ensuring a constant and even flow of 100% fresh air. Stringent hygiene and sanitation measures are in place throughout our theatres, including hand sanitiser stations and regular deep cleaning, one of our theatres.

Location

Cambridge Theatre

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Additional Details & FAQ

Faqs

LW Theatres takes the wellbeing of our customers extremely seriously.

From the beginning of the pandemic, we worked closely with the Government and experts to pioneer pilots and implement measures that ensured the safety of our audiences, staff and performers. We are delighted to see our auditoriums full once again. In order to keep everyone safe, we have kept key protocols in place across our theatres.

Click here to visit our FAQs. Please note these measures are subject to change in line with the latest government guidance so please check back ahead of your visit.

Due to Covid-19 safety measures, we are unfortunately unable to accept gifts or items for signing and there will be no public access to Stage Door. The cast won’t be able to sign items or take photos when entering or leaving the building.

How Does It Work

Anyone aged under 16 to be accompanied by an adult 18+. Anyone aged 16 or 17 are allowed to attend by themselves, however, they cannot act as the adult for anyone under 16.

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.

Cancellation Policy

No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.

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

Critic Reviews

5.0(3 reviews)
  • The Sunday Times

    Nov 13, 2013

    Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!

  • The Guardian

    Nov 13, 2013

    Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!

  • Daily Mail

    Nov 13, 2013

    Matilda is a fabulous family fizzer. It has strong tunes, witty lyrics and enough ‘eew!’ moments to satisfy the most revolting urchin.

Reviews

4.6(50 reviews)
  • Sandra

    Nov 20, 2022

    Trunchabull was amazing as was miss honey but it lacked magic really

  • Mandy

    Nov 17, 2022

    What a fantastic performance from all the cast but the children amazing I would highly recommend going to see it

  • Katarzyna Lilly

    Nov 14, 2022

    Absolutely fantastic. My family enjoyed every minute of the show. Loved the humour. Voices were breathtaking and the story has been executed with perfection. Thank you to everyone involved in such amazing production.

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