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
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 Lily-Mae Evans, Sara Munday, Savannah Read, and Olivia Wells
Nigel will be played by Omar Cain-Francis, Darmani Eboji, and Jack Riley
Eric will be played by Bobby Beynon, Hari Coles, Asher Ezequiel, and Daniel Etim Finnemore
Bruce will be played by Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Jacob Bland, Mikey Impiazzi, Jackson Laing, and Martin Soosaipillai
Lavendar will be played by Ashirah Foster Notice, Liberty Greig, and Sadie Victoria Lim
Amanda will be played by Mia Byers, Imogen Darwen, Mia McLoughlin
Hortensia will be played by Isabella Aleppo, Lauren Henson, Vaidile Jonikas,
Alice will be played by Lucy Cheesman, Taziva-Faye Katsande, Madison Locks
Tommy will be played by Ruben Garcia, Colby Mulgrew, and Sam Winser
Leading and Supporting
Tom Edden as Mr Wormwood
Lara Denning 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 The Escapologist
Richard Astbury, Marianne Benedict, Maria Graciano, Peter Houston, Bryan Mottram, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, and Vicki Lee Taylor
Katie Lee, Fergal McGoff, 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.