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Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical is a magical offering from the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company!
Hailed as a musical triumph and recipient of an Olivier for Best New Musical, this fantastic piece of theatre is currently showing at the Cambridge Theatre on London’s West End. 

Based on the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical tells the story of a young girl of incredible intelligence who is at odds with her TV-addicted parents and a diabolical headmistress. Bullied or just plain ignored, one day the rejected and neglected Matilda Wormwood discovers that she has telekinetic powers…

A funny and sharp book by Dennis Kelly and lyrics and music 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.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

Suitable For Children


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 & Saturday: 2.30pm

Sunday: 3pm


Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU


2 hours 40 minutes including one interval.

Where Do I Go

CAMBRIDGE THEATRE, Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street WC2H 9HU

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

Cambridge Theatre

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HU

Latest customer reviews

  • Amazing, funny and heart warming

    19 March 2017

    This is a fantastic show from the music to the cast to the really clever staging and tricks. Kept me and my 11 year old god daughter completely transfixed. Very strong cast and very slick choreography. Would definitely recommend others to go to see it.

    Frances Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Day out with daughter

    16 March 2017

    Brilliant show young actors seemed to really enjoy it and trunchball was amazing. All staff at the theatre could not have been more helpful supplying me with a chair as I have mobility issue whilst we waited.

    Pauline Black Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 10 out of 10

    15 March 2017

    The best customer service you can get! Took my wife out for her birthday to see her favourite Roahl Dahl Book, Matilda as a musical. The whole experience was one to remember. From the staff to the show, it was just that amazing. My wife loved it! Not forgetting to mention, while collecting our tickets, the staff member upgraded our seats from all the way back to middle section without any extra cost which I am so grateful of. Thank you!

    Naz Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Daughter really enjoyed it!

    13 March 2017

    Booked to see Matilda for my daughters seventh birthday. Although my husband and daughter absolutely loved the show I was left slightly disappointed. There was some incredibly dark moments throughout and a lot of adult innuendo from the start. The children were amazing performers and the songs were brilliantly catchy I would recommend the show but would not rush back to see again.

    Amy Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • 13 November 2013

    Easily the stand-out musical of the decade!

    Sunday Times

  • 13 November 2013

    Gleefully Nasty, an evening of unadulterated bliss!


  • 13 November 2013

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

    Daily Mail

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