4.7 (425) · MusicalsFamily Theatre

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl

“If you are looking for a family musical on the West End, this one is top of the class. Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly actually improve on Roald Dahl’s original by giving the little girl at the centre of the story real agency and a chance to change her own story. The music and lyrics are intricate and witty, the design is ingenious, the characterisations are bold and the whole thing has plenty of heart under all of the fizz.”


Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, this is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of seven Olivier Awards and over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences at London’s Cambridge Theatre.

Age Recommendation: 6+

Critic reviews

The music and lyrics are extremely clever and there is a reason why children all around the world have learnt every single word

London Box Office

The quest for a great new musical is over.

Evening Standard

Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun. A moving and subtle spectacle which will have kids in stitches and adults in tears. It is guaranteed to delight anyone who’s ever been a child. I can’t wait to see it again.

Time Out

An evening of unadulterated bliss.

The Guardian

Date & time

Until 09 Jan
Thu 16 Sep 2021 - Sun 9 Jan 2022,
2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 35 mins


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