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Matilda The Musical

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Easily the standout musical of the decade!

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Why See Matilda The Musical?

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Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers has been reigning supreme at the Cambridge Theatre since 2012.

Combining the talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company, this extraordinary show has won seven Olivier Awards and has captured the hearts of young and old theatergoers alike, making it one of the most sought-after tickets in London!

Don't just take our word for it - Matilda's appeal is worldwide, with tours and engagements taking it all over the globe from Broadway to Australia to the Philippines, Korea and beyond.

What is the story?

Matilda, the central character, is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence for her young age - and not to mention, psychokinetic powers.

She's despised by her own hideously selfish parents, but finds a kindred spirit in her shy schoolteacher Miss Honey. Miss Honey also has demons to face - in the form of the outrageously callous headmistress Miss Trunchbull.

Over the course of her first term at school, both teacher and pupil have a profound effect on each other's lives, as they both try to foil the dastardly plans of Trunchbull, and Matilda's parents.

DID YOU KNOW?

Fans of the novel and the show may also be familiar with the 1996 film starring Mara Wilson and Pam Ferris, with real-life husband and wife duo Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman playing Mr and Mrs Wormwood!

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Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 25 October 2011

Audience

Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience, but the producers advise a minimum age of 6 years and upwards. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes with one interval

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast

The Children

Victoria Alsina, Sophia Goodman, Laurel Sumberg and Heidi Williams as Matilda
Sekhani Dumezweni, Aidan Oti and Joseph Sharpe as Bruce
Kylan Denis, Leon Saunders and Noah Swer-Fox as Nigel
Lily Hanna, Jasmine Nyenga and Jasmine Pottinger-Scott as Lavender
Mia Atkinson, Isabelle Mullally and Raphella Philbert as Amanda
Florence Burt, Shayla Mccormack and Lucia Wratten as Alice
Zuri-Michel Charalambou, Jack Philpott and Andrei Shen as Eric
Jude Farrant, Finley Harlett and Riley Plummer as Tommy
Poppy Caton, Tia Isaac and Miley Kayongo as Hortensia

The Grown-ups
Kieran Hill as Miss Trunchbull
Lydia White as Miss Honey 
Landi Oshinowo as Mrs Phelps
Amy Ellen Richardson as Mrs Wormwood
Connor Lewis as Michael Wormwood
Rakesh Boury as Mr Wormwood

Liberty Buckland as Cook
Kane Oliver Parry as Doctor/The Escapologist
Felipe Bejarano as Rudolpho
Landi Oshinowo as Mrs Phelps
Ryan Pidgen as Children's Entertainer/Sergei
Angeline Bell as Henchwoman
Oliver Bingham as Henchman

With
Thea Bunting, Aaron Jenkins, Sam Lathwood, Nolan Edwards, Sean Lopeman, Ruairidh McDonald, Kane Oliver Parry, Deborah Tracey, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Ronan Burns, Ella Caldwell, Stan Doughty, Karina HIndm Roan Pronk, Gabrielle Davina Smith, Lauren Varnham and Esme Bacalla-Hayes

Creative

From the book by Roald Dahl
Adapted by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Choreography by Peter Darling
Set & Costume Design by Rob Howell
Lighting by Hugh Vanstone
Sound by Simon Baker
Illusion by Paul Kieve

Awards

OLIVIER AWARDS 2012

  • BEST NEW MUSICAL
  • BEST ACTRESS for The four Matildas; Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox
  • BEST ACTOR for Bertie Carvel
  • BEST DIRECTOR for Matthew Warchus
  • BEST SET DESIGN by Rob Howell
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN by Simon Baker
  • BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER by Peter Darling

Next available performances

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What we thought

Colourful clever UNMISSABLE

Loud, colourful, and full of ridiculous expressions and playground jokes, from its set through to the dancing!

I'm afraid it's true, the kids are revolting - but don't be too alarmed, we mean 100% revolution and 0% revulsion. The school-aged portion of Matilda's cast are causing a revolution in musical theatre, singing and dancing their way to West End stardom...

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Wendy Fynn

Wendy Fynn

What you thought

28 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Olivia: “wowza!”

This show is amazing, I was driven in on every secound waiting for more.... more

Peter Bradley: “Fantastic Show”

I saw the show last Saturday and all I can say is wow. The children and... more

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