Opened: October 2011

Booking period: 20th October 2019

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 


Matilda will be played by Lily-Mae Evans, Francesca McKeown, Sara Munday, Savannah Read and Olivia Wells

Nigel will be played by Darmani Eboji, Jobe Hart, and Jack Riley

Eric will be played by Toby Brandon, Hari Coles, Asher Ezequiel, and Daniel Etim Finnemore

Bruce will be played by Jacob Bland, Jackson Laing, Archie Lewis, and Martin Soosaipillai

Lavendar will be played by Imogen Darwen, Liberty Greig, and Sadie Victoria Lim

Amanda will be played by Lois Abercrombie, Mia Byers, and Mia McLoughlin

Hortensia will be played by Lauren Henson and Daisy Statham

Alice will be played by Lucy Cheesman and Cherry Vaughn-White

Tommy will be played by Colby Mulgrew, Austen Phelan, and Sam Winser

Leading and Supporting

Rob Compton as Mr Wormwood

Holly Dale Spencer as Mrs Wormwood

Glen Facey as Michael Wormwood

Callum Train as Rudolpho

Hayden Tee as Miss Trunchbull

Gina Beck as Miss Honey

Alex Hammond as The Escapologist


Richard Astbury, Marianne Benedict, Peter Houston, Jessica Joslin, Sammy Kelly, Ben Kerr, Bryan Mottram, Gemma Scholes, and Simon Shorten


Alex Louize Bird, Jaye Juliette Elster, Bethany Kate, 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.