Matilda The Musical


Winner of over 100 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL continues to delight audiences of all ages at London’s Cambridge Theatre.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. The critically-acclaimed production is based on the beloved story by the incomparable Roald Dahl, with a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by composer lyricist Tim Minchin.

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this box office smash-hit is now in its tenth year in London.

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What is Matilda The Musical about?

Matilda Wormwood is a remarkable 5 year old, but nobody seems to notice. Not least her family, who are far more interested in what’s on the television. Her father is a dodgy rogue trader dealing in second-hand cars, and her mother is unhealthily obsessed with the tarantella. Matilda can’t help but feel slightly short-changed.

At her new school, Matilda and the other pupils live in fear of the terrifying Miss Agatha Trunchbull. This horrid headmistress rules with an iron fist and a rotten programme of phys-ed. Only Matilda’s favourite teacher, Miss Honey, provides any relief from the Trunchbull’s petrifying patrols of Crunchem Hall.

When Matilda discovers her abilities are a little more magical than most, she sets out to start a revolting revolution of her own!

Ticket Information

Onsale now for performances until 25th May 2025. Tickets from £24. Tuesday – Friday 7pm Wednesday 2pm Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 3pm.

The show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

All credits are West End unless stated otherwise.

Estella Evans, Sophia Goodman, Selena Karir, and Arabella Stanton alternate the role of Matilda.

Full adult cast includes:

Lydia White (Miss Honey), Rakesh Boury (Mr Wormwood), Kieran Hill (Miss Trunchbull), Amy Ellen Richardson (Mrs Wormwood), Ruairidh McDonald (Michael Wormwood), Nolan Edwards (Rudolpho), Deborah Tracey (Mrs Phelps), Lauren Varnham (Acrobat), Kane Oliver Parry (Doctor, Sergei), Sean Lopeman (Children’s Entertainer, Escapologist), Karina Hind (Henchwoman), Roan Pronk (Henchman), Gabrielle Davina Smith (Cook, Henchwoman), Stan Doughty (Henchman), Ronan Burns (Henchman), Sam Lathwood (Dance Captain/Swing) Esme Bacalla-Hayes (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing), Thea Bunting (Swing), Ella Caldwell (Swing), Aaron Jenkins (Swing)

Full child cast includes:

Sidhant Anand, Jaydon Eastman, and Zarian Marcel Obatarhe alternate the role of Bruce

Rosy Drury, Lilia Guinoubi, and Azalea-Belle Sharp alternate the role of Amanda

Coco-Lili Hodder, Sophia McAlister and Charlotte Mellington alternate the role of Lavender

Phoebe Easom, Gina Harris-Sullivan and Harriet Rogers alternate the role of Alice

Megan Donovan, Kanon Narumi and Toryn O’Callaghan alternate the role of Hortensia

Jack Dennis, Benjamin El Refaie and Elliott Marsden alternate the role of Eric

Charlie Cox, Jake Durant, and Kristiano Ricardo alternate the role of Nigel

Jax Fenner, Archie Smith and Joshua Wahab alternate the role of Tommy

Roald Dahl (Author), Dennis Kelly (Bookwriter), Tim Minchin (Composer/Lyricist), Matthew Warchus (Director), Peter Darling (Choreographer), Rob Howell (Set & Costume Design), Christopher Nightingale (Orchestrator & Additional Music), Hugh Vanstone (Lighting Design), Simon Baker (Sound Design), Paul Kieve (Illusion), Ellen Kane (Worldwide Associate Choreographer), Nik Ashton (Worldwide Associate Director), Joseph Pitcher (Associate Director), Luke Sheppard (Associate Director), Lotte Wakeham (Associate Director), Jeanie O’Hare (Commissioning Dramaturg), Will Burton for David Grindrod Associates (Casting Director), Jessica Ronane (Children’s Casting Director), Bruce O’Neil (Originating Musical Director), Hannah Miller (Originating Casting Director), Bec Chippendale (Associate Lighting Designer), Tim Lutkin (Associate Lighting Designer), Laurie Perkins (Associate Musical Supervisor/Musical Director), Ed Burnside (Resident Director), David Keefe (Children’s Musical Director), Tom Muggeridge (Resident Choreographer), Liz Flint (Resident Voice Coach), Spencer James (Assistant Musical Director), Lewis Barnshaw (Assistant Resident Director), Izo Fitzroy (Dialect Coach), Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth (Consultant Vocal Coach), Jo Hawes CDG (Children’s Manager), Royal Shakespeare Company (Producer), Griselda Yorke (Executive Producer), Denise Wood (Executive Producer)


  1. Overture
  2. Miracle
  3. Naughty
  4. Story 1: Once Upon A Time
  5. School Song
  6. Pathetic
  7. The Hammer
  8. Naughty
  9. The Chokey Chant
  10. Loud
  11. This Little Girl
  12. Story 2: The Great Day Arrived
  13. Bruce
  14. Telly
  15. Entr’acte
  16. When I Grow Up
  17. Story 3: The Trick Started Well…
  18. I’m So Clever
  19. Story 4: I’m Here
  20. The Smell of Rebellion
  21. Quiet
  22. My House
  23. Chalk Writing
  24. Revolting Children
  25. This Little Girl
  26. When I Grow Up
  27. Naughty

Recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

To read about the COVID policy for all LW Theatres, click here.

Booking Period

16 Sep 2021 - 25 May 2025

Weekly Performances

Sunday 3:00PM
Tuesday 7:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Thursday 2:00PM, 7:00PM
Friday 7:00PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Cambridge Theatre

Earlham Street, London, WC2 9HU

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Covent Garden and Leicester Square


1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 38, 55, 176.

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus and St Martin's Lane

In the Press

The Guardian

'An evening of unadulterated bliss. Writer Dennis Kelly and composer and lyricist Tim Minchin go to the top of the class with this anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's story'

The Independent

'Utterly exhilarating. Matthew Warchus's colourful riot of a production achieves an even dizzier balance between gleeful, grotesque, fun and heart-tugging poignancy, brilliantly drilled dynamism and warm, unforced charm'

Evening Standard

'The quest for a great new musical is over.'

Time Out

'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'

Daily Express

'An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve. Irresistible and ingenious'

The Daily Telegraph

'Hilarious, moving, glorius. Matthew Warchus's thrilling, warm-hearted production, exuberantly designed by Rob Howell, with pin-sharp choreography by Peter Darling, combines comedy with a sense of wonder. This show indeed has something miraculous about it.'

Sunday Express

'Giddily enjoyable. Roars of approval shake the theatre.'


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