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
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 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
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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