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Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 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 will enter its ninth year in the West End in 2020.
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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!
Onsale now for performances until May 2021. 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.
2hrs 40mins (inc interval)
All credits are West End unless stated otherwise.
Gina Beck plays Miss Honey, and has also played Glinda in Wicked, and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Elliot Harper has starred in Les Misérables, and One Man, Two Guvnors, and takes on the role of Miss Trunchbull. Sebastien Torika plays Mr Wormwood, after stints in The Lion King and Grease and Mrs Wormwood is played by Marianne Benedict, who has also appeared in We Will Rock You, and the international tour of Cats.
Tilly-Raye Bayer, Olivia Juno Cleverley, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon alternate the role of Matilda.
Full adult cast includes:
Alex Louize Bird (Swing), Liberty Buckland (Cook), Georgia Carling (Henchwoman), Roger Dipper (Henchman), Kelly Ewins-Prouse (Dance Captain/Swing), Ben Kerr (Ensemble/Henchman), Matt Krzan (Rudolpho), Connor Lewis (Michael Wormwood), Tom Mather (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing), Landi Oshinowo (Mes. Phelps), Kane Oliver Parry (The Escapologist), Ryan Pidgen (Children’s Entertainer/Sergei), James Revell (Swing), Gemma Scholes (Acrobat/Ensemble), Christopher Tendai (Henchman), and Dawn Williams (Swing)
Full child cast includes:
Brian Bartle (Eric), Toby Brandon (Eric), Tom Brown (Bruce), Kaspar Cahill-Ritter (Nigel), Kingsley Campbell-Golding (Tommy), Sienna Clarke (Lavender), Lucia Coleman (Hortensia), Haydn Court (Eric), Tyler De Souza (Tommy), Shana Diallo (Lavender), Rosie Gell-Marquez (Alice), Beth Gilmour (Alice), Louie Gray (Bruce), Edward Haddon (Bruce), Gracie Hodson-Prior (Amanda), Elliot Kelly (Bruce), Emily Rees (Hortensia), Sophie Richards (Amanda), Elliott Rose (Tommy), Mia White (Lavender), and Louis Wint (Nigel)
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), André Ptaszynski (Executive Producer), Denise Wood (Executive Producer)
*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.
**Signed performance: Saturday 25th April 2020 at 14:30.
'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'
'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'
'The quest for a great new musical is over.'
'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'
'An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve. Irresistible and ingenious'
'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.'
'Giddily enjoyable. Roars of approval shake the theatre.'
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