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...]
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.
Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces the adult casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. Craige Els will reprise the role of Miss Trunchbull, having played her in the West End for three years between 2014 and 2017. He will be joined by Carly Thoms as Miss Honey and Sebastien Torkia as Mr Wormwood as well as former West End cast-mate Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs Wormwood. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has announced that Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda from 12th September 2017. The multi award-winning production is about to enter its seventh year in the West End and is booking at the Cambridge Theatre until 27 May 2018. To mark the arrival of the new children’s cast, a video has been released today of the four young actresses as they take to the floor at Pineapple Studios, … [Read more...]
David Shannon will toe the line as Miss Trunchbull for the first time on 12th September 2017 Gina Beck will join the company as Miss Honey opposite Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood Currently in its sixth year in the West End and booking until 28th May 2018, the multi award-winning show will also be embarking on a UK and Ireland tour in 2018/19 The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore and Éva-Marie Saffrey will join Abbie Vena in the title role of Matilda from 14th March. Performances at the Cambridge Theatre are currently on sale until 17th December 2017. To mark the arrival of the show’s new young actresses, a video has been released today of the four girls learning acrobatic tricks and skills with their fellow cast member Craige Els, who … [Read more...]
New production photos released for Matilda The Musical at London's Cambridge Theatre. 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, Matilda The Musical 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 50 major … [Read more...]
SARA SHEEN AND ABBIE VENA JOIN ZARIS-ANGEL HATOR AND CLARA READ IN THE TITLE ROLE OF MATILDA BOOKING EXTENDS TO OCTOBER 2017 AS MATILDA THE MUSICAL CELEBRATES FIFTH YEAR IN THE WEST END AND THE CENTENARY OF ROALD DAHL NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ADULT ENSEMBLE AND CHILDREN Ahead of celebrations for its fifth birthday in the West End this autumn and Roald Dahl’s centenary on 13 September, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced … [Read more...]