Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Opened: October 2011

Booking period: 20th December 2020

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


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Matilda will be played by Tilly-Raye Bayer, Olivia Juno Cleverley, Alex Munden, and Zoe Simon

Nigel will be played by Kaspar Cahill-Ritter, Leonardo Dickens, and Louis Wint

Eric will be played by Brian Bartle, William Biletsky, Toby Brandon, and Hadyn Court

Bruce will be played by Tom Brown, Louie Gray, and Elliot Kelly

Lavender will be played by  Sienna Clarke, Shana Diallo, and Mia White

Amanda will be played by Sophie Richards, Bella Simmons, and Rochelle Wyatt

Hortensia will be played by Lucia Coleman, Ta’niyah Fearon-Telfer, and Emily Rees

Alice will be played by Lily Armitage, Rosie Gell-Marquez, and Beth Gilmour

Tommy will be played by Kingsley Campbell-Golding, Tyler De Souza, and Elliot Rose

Leading and Supporting

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Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood

Marianne Benedict as Mrs Wormwood

Connor Lewis as Michael Wormwood

Matt Krzan as Rudolpho

Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull

Gina Beck as Miss Honey

Landi Oshinowo as Mrs Phelps

Kane Oliver Parry as The Escapologist

Ensemble and Swing

Alex Louize Bird, Liberty Buckland, Georgia Carling, Roger Dipper, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Ben Kerr, Tom Mather, Ryan Pidgen, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Christopher Tendai, and Dawn Williams


Matilda is showing at the Cambridge Theatre, currently booking until 20th December 2020.  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.

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