Opened: October 2011

Booking period: 20th October 2019

Show Times: Tuesday 19:00, Wednesday-Saturday 19:30, Wednesday & Saturday 14:30, Sunday 15:00

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Venue: Cambridge Theatre


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The Show

Matilda is a musical by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.  It is based on the Roald Dahl book by the same name. After a successful 12 week run with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, the show transferred to the West End’s Cambridge Theatre in November 2011.  The musical also opened on Broadway in April 2013.

The story follows that a five year old girl called Matilda who faces cruelty at home and at school.  However, being a crafty and naughty little thing she perseveres, causing a few mischiefs along the way.  She masterminds a plot to oust the dictatorial and cruel school principle, Miss Trunchbull, who subjects the children to cruel punishments including the chokey, and with the help of her class mates she succeeds.  They all live happily ever after.


The Cast 


Matilda will be played by Emma Moore, Savannah Read and Abbie Vena

Nigel will be played by Michael Hawkins and Will Tarpey

Eric will be played by Nicholas Antonious-Tibbitts and Miller Morris

Bruce will be played by Max Brophy, Joe Butler-Smith and Archie Durrant

Lavendar will be played by Halle Cassell and Elena Cervesi,

Amanda will be played by Jessica Chalmers, Angelina Li, Mia McLoughlin and Kacy O’Sullivan

Hortensia will be played by Lauren Henson and Scarlett Wennink

Alice will be played by Lucy Cheesman, Tilda Marriage Massey, Tia Palamathanan and Tori Louise Ryan

Tommy will be played by Miles Harcombe, Sebastian Harry and Rocco Peacock

Leading and Supporting

Tom Edden as Mr Wormwood

Marianne Benedict as Mrs Wormwood

David Birch as Michael Wormwood

Callum Train as Rudolpho

David Shannon as Miss Trunchbull

Gina Beck as Miss Honey

Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mrs Phelps

Kris Manuel as Doctor, The Escapologist


Richard Astbury, Maria Graciano, Peter Houston, Bryan Mottram,Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, and Vicki Lee Taylor


Karina Hind, Katie Lee, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt and Robert Tregoning



Matilda is showing at the Cambridge Theatre, currently booking until 20th October 2019.  The Cambridge Theatre was opened on 6th September 1930 and so is one of the West End’s youngest theatres.

This venue is owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Group and so the best place to buy tickets for Matilda is through their website or the show’s website. For more information on your visit to the Cambridge Theatre, read our guide.