Matilda The MusicalDuration 2h35

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9HU

Matilda, Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Matilda The Musical is the story of Matilda Wormwood, a child with an incredible talent for learning. Despite being hampered by unscrupulous, uncaring parents who care neither for their daughter or for education, she excels intellectually and even discovers a rather unique talent. Each time her parents treat her badly, the young Matilda teaches them a lesson.

The hit family show won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards when it opened in London's West End, and four Tony Awards when it transferred to Broadway. The longest running production to play at the Cambridge Theatre in history, it is the winner of over 86 major international awards, including 16 for Best Musical. Matilda The Musical has been seen by millions of people worldwide, including London, Australia, New Zealand and on tour in North America.

Matilda The Musical is adapted for the stage by writer Dennis Kelly, whose previous plays include The Gods Weep, Osama The Hero and Love And Money. The show’s music and lyrics come from award-winning Australian musician and comedian Tim Minchin.

Matthew Warchus, who directs Matilda The Musical, has previously directed productions including Ghost The Musical, The Lord Of The Rings, Art, God Of Carnage and Speed-The-Plow.

Matilda The Musical is suitable for theatregoers aged six and older.

Cast & Creatives

Adult Cast: David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, Marianne Benedict, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train, Robert Tregoning; for Kids' Cast, please see show website
Dennis Kelly, based on the Roald Dahl book
Matthew Warchus
Music by
Tim Minchin
Lyrics by
Tim Minchin
Book by
Dennis Kelly
Royal Shakespeare Company
Peter Darling
Rob Howell
Lighting Designer
Hugh Vanstone
Simon Baker

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Cambridge Theatre

Earlham Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9HU
0844 412 4652 (Calls cost 6p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Covent Garden (350m)
Nearest bus
1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55, 176

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Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 412 4648 (Calls are charged at 6p per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Are available but depend on the current production - please check when booking.
Limited mobility
Aisle seats, seats J1 & J8 and Box A (3 steps up) have the most leg room.
Access description
No steps to the foyer through 2 sets of double swing doors. Box Office counter on right. Staircases between levels have 2 handrails. 4 steps down from the main foyer to the Stalls, 31 up to the back of the Royal Circle (2 steps between rows). 64 steps up to the Upper Circle. Theatre open 45min
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, and staff are happy to dog-sit for 3 dogs per performance in the manager’s office.
Level access to Stalls. 2 spaces for wheelchair users down a slight slope at N1 and N34, with companions to sit ion N30 or N2. Transfer seats for up to 4 wheelchair users and 2 scooter users. The wheelchairs and scooters can be stored and will be retrieved by an usher.
Women’s and men’s at the back of the Stalls. At the Royal Circle, the men’s is level from the bar and the women’s is up 3 steps.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet in Stalls corridor.
3 licensed bars. Access information: Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Stalls bar down 22 steps with moveable seats. Royal Circle bar 31 steps from the foyer, another bar in Upper Circle.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

This production is also playing on Broadway.
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