About the show
Roald Dahl’s tale of an extraordinary little girl, Matilda The Musical hits the London stage with songs by Tim Minchin.
Matilda The Musical has won more than 50 international awards, because it more than lives up to Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale.
The show, from the Royal Shakespeare Company, tells the story of Matilda Wormwood. She is an intelligent five-year-old girl who loves reading, but is ignored by her parents. A And she has the extraordinary power of moving objects with her mind.
In this hilarious tale of playful pranks, the children face off against cruel adults. The worst, of course, is the bullying school headmistress Miss Trunchbull.
Written by Dennis Kelly, with music by Australian comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010. It opened in the West End in 2011. It’s also proved a hit on the other side of the Atlantic where it ran on Broadway and toured the United States. The hit musical recently opened in Australia, where tickets are in high demand.
Craige Els leads the Matilda The Musical cast, playing the terrible Trunchbull. Michael Begley and Rebecca Thornhill play the awful Mr and Mrs Wormwood. Miria Parvin and Sharlene Whyte play forces for good, Miss Honey and Mrs Phelps.
From 12 September, David Shannon plays Trunchbull, while Gina Beck plays Miss Honey. At the same time Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict join the show to play Mr and Mrs Wormwood.
You can meet the actresses playing the title role in this video:
With a hugely impressive cast of children and adults, Matilda The Musical is great fun for all the family. Its humour and naughtiness that will appeal to all ages. Expect to come away singing some of the most catchy songs including Revolting Children and When I Grow Up.
Critics and audiences love the show. The Daily Express called it, “An irresistible and ingenious mix of fun, fizz, cruelty, incredible choreography and above all warmth, which means we root for the kids from the start”.
When the hit musical opened in the West End it won seven Olivier Awards, setting a new record.
This show is recommended for audiences aged 6 and older.
Matilda The Musical is booking to 28 May 2018 at the Cambridge Theatre.
Map & Location
The Cambridge Theatre
Earlham StreetCovent GardenWC2H 9HU