Following a review of new audience research carried out on behalf of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical it is announced today that from 12 September all evening weekday performances of the award-winning musical will begin at 7pm (Tuesday-Friday). The survey found that the majority of London theatre-bookers surveyed gave several reasons for a preferred earlier start time for a night at the theatre, including: There would be more time to socialise after the show rather … [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.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL TRAILER
The Cambridge Theatre London
32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9HU
Cambridge Theatre Seating Plan Chart
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.
Following the sold-out success of the previous relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present its fifth at the Cambridge Theatre at 3pm on Sunday 10 June. The UK and Ireland Tour of the show began performances earlier this month and will host its first relaxed performance at Birmingham Hippodrome at 2pm on Thursday 19 July. Building on the programme of relaxed performances that the RSC has been running in Stratford-upon-Avon since 2013, the RSC is … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Munday and Olivia Wells will join Lily-Mae Evans and Savannah Read in the title role of Matilda from 13 March 2018. Seen by over 7.7 million people across more than 60 cities worldwide, the multi-award-winning production is now playing its seventh year in London, booking at the Cambridge Theatre until 10 February 2019. Also announced today is Matilda The Musical’s first-ever online ticket … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company announces the child casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. The title role will be shared by Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner. The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and is booking until 10th February 2019. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical will open at Leicester … [Read more...]
The current cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre London. '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 Observer Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Winner of over 85 … [Read more...]