The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has confirmed an extension to the booking period to Sunday 28 May 2023. Also announced today, a relaxed performance will take place on Sunday 19 June 2022 at 3pm offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families. This follows the sold-out success of the six previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical. The relaxed performance provides a comfortable environment for everyone, with … [Read more...]
Cambridge Theatre London Matilda The Musical Tickets, News & Reviews
The RSC’s brilliant new award-winning musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is a magnificent success.
Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC’s production of Matilda The Musical moved to the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End in October 2011.
Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this new and innovative musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Adults and children will be enchanted and thrilled by this spectacular story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Her parents think Matilda is just a nuisance, and she thinks, quite rightly, they are only interested in watching telly. Life is no better at school, where the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull frightens students and teachers. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides that it is time for the grown-ups to be taught a lesson, as the children revolt…
Evenings: Tuesday 7.00pm, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3.00pm
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this fabulous, multi-Olivier-Award-winning musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.
The Cambridge Theatre London
32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
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Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left 100 metres to a small roundabout where the theatre can be seen.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 176, N29, M41, N279
Car Park: Chinatown (6mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
Cambridge Theatre Brief History
The Cambridge Theatre is an established West End theatre, on a junction of streets on Earlham Street facing Seven Dials, in the London Borough of Camden, built between 1929-30. It was designed by Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie with an interior designed partly by Serge Chermayeff (an interior designer with the firm of Waring & Gillow), and bronze friezes by sculptor Anthony Gibbons Grinling. The theatre was constructed for Bertie Meyer, a backer of plays.
The theatre is built primarily of steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant design. The theatre was refurbished in 1950 with the original gold and silver decor being (sadly) painted over in red, and candelabras and chandeliers being added. However, in 1987, in order to restore the original d’cor, the theatre was again refurbished, this time by Carl Toms. The theatre has a circular entrance foyer, with q Grinling bronze frieze showing nude figures in exercise poses, this somewhat erotic theme continues into the main foyer, with dancing nudes, marble pilaster uplighters and concealed lighting.
On Monday 28th February at 11am, the Cambridge Theatre London, home of Matilda The Musical, will host World Book Day Live with Matilda and friends a special live-streamed event to celebrate World Book Day’s 25th birthday. Long-term partners Roald Dahl Story Company, Royal Shakespeare Company and Puffin are working together to ensure children everywhere can join in the fun. Classrooms and homes across the UK will be able to access the livestream from 11am via WorldBookDay.com. World Book Day … [Read more...]
Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which returns to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021. Celebrating 10 years since the multi-award-winning show opened in London, this iconic British musical has won 99 international awards including 24 for Best Musical and has been seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide. Matilda The Musical is now booking through to 13 February … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that it will return to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021. Seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, this autumn marks 10 years since the multi-award-winning show opened in the West End. Matilda The Musical is now booking through to 13 February 2022. Catherine Mallyon, RSC Executive Director said: “It is fantastic to see London’s West End re-opening and for … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has today announced the new adult and child cast, including casting the 100th Matilda to go into the show, worldwide, since the original opening. Direct from the UK and Ireland tour, Elliot Harper joins the cast as Miss Trunchbull alongside Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood who joins Marianne Benedict as she continues as Mrs Wormwood. Following this, Carly Thoms will take over the role of Miss Honey from Gina Beck, after … [Read more...]
Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present its sixth at the Cambridge Theatre at 3pm on Sunday 9th June 2019. Building on the programme of relaxed performances that the RSC has been running in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2013, the RSC is proud to have been amongst the first to adopt and promote the concept. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC, … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Hannah Selk and Zoe Simon will join Isobel Hubble and Francesca McKeown in the title role of Matilda from 19 March 2019. To mark the arrival of the new children’s cast, a video has been released today of the four young actresses that share the role of Matilda sampling Marcus Wareing’s new Matilda The Musical inspired menu at Tredwells restaurant. Seen by over 9 million people across more than 70 … [Read more...]