Opened: October 2011
Booking period: 24th May 2020
Show Times: Tuesday-Saturday 19:00, Wednesday & Saturday 14:00, Sunday 15:00
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Venue: Cambridge Theatre
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.
Matilda will be played byIsobel Hubble, Francesca McKeown, Hannah Selk, and Zoe Simon
Nigel will be played by Leonardo Dickens, Darmani Eboki and Alexander Morrell
Eric will be played by William Biletsky, Toby Brandon, and Toby Cohen
Bruce will be played by Tom Brown, Elliot Kelly, Archie Lewis, and Issac Wiles
Lavender will be played by Imogen Darwen, Sadie Victoria Lim, and Mia White
Amanda will be played by Sophie Richards, Bella Simmons, and Rochelle Wyatt
Hortensia will be played by Skye Hastie, Lucia Coleman, and Ta’niyah Fearon-Telfer
Alice will be played by Lottie Cook, Angelina Li, and Ava Sawford
Tommy will be played by Jaden Campbell, Jimmy Fordham-Reed, and Cameron Sutherland
Leading and Supporting
Rob Compton as Mr Wormwood
Marianne Benedict as Mrs Wormwood
Glen Facey as Michael Wormwood
Callum Train as Rudolpho
Hayden Tee as Miss Trunchbull
Gina Beck as Miss Honey
Malinda Parris as Mrs Phelps
Alex Hammond as The Escapologist
Ensemble and Swing
Alex Louize Bird, Jaye Juliette Elster, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Bethany Kate, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, James Revell, Gemma Scholes, Simon Shorten, and Robert Tregoning
Matilda is showing at the Cambridge Theatre, currently booking until 24th May 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.