At the time of the interview, Russell was performing in Chicago at the Garrick Theatre. He says about the musical: “The writing is incredible. There is nothing like it out there for showing off the talents of the band and performers on a bare stage. It’s thrilling.” Russell trained at Warwick University and the Royal Academy of Music where he performed as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. In 2005 he was one of the finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2's International Voice of Musical Theatre … [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
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.
When the RSC-staged musical adaption of Roald Dahl’s Matilda played in Stratford earlier this year, it was widely acclaimed by both audience and critic alike. News of its West End transfer to the Cambridge Theatre was enthusiastically received and the London audience eagerly anticipated its arrival. Well, now it’s here and it more than lives up to the hype. Roald Dahl’s book about the ill-treated child prodigy who discovers she has ‘super-powers’ and can move objects with her eyes is one that … [Read more...]
Jasna was born and brought up in Germany, as the only child to her Croatian parents. When she was about 17 years old, she saw Barbra Streisand in the film Yentl and decided she wanted to be just like her. After singing in front of the mirror for only a few weeks, this talented young lady won a singing competition and has since appeared in numerous musicals all over Europe. Jasna Ivir made her West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera as the youngest ever Carlotta at only 26 years … [Read more...]
At the time of the interview Amra-Faye was about to reprise her role of Velma Kelly in the musical Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre London. Joining her will be Christie Brinkley who will be performing as Roxie Hart. Both have just completed a highly successful run on Broadway in the same roles. Amra-Faye has achieved international success as an actress and cabaret artist since first starring at Sun City’s Extravaganza Theatre in South Africa. As well as her native country she has also … [Read more...]
At the time of the interview, Rachel was appearing as the Announcer, Go-To-Hell Kitty, understudy Roxie Hart and as part of the Ensemble in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London. She recently played the lead role of Roxie with a memorable performance. Since graduating from one of the leading international performing arts colleges, Rachel’s career has continued to impress. Highlights of her career to date are that she has performed on tour in the US, appeared with Kylie Minogue on TV and … [Read more...]
Chicago is the winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical and is the longest ever running Broadway musical in London’s West End. It is a fabulous musical and deserves to hold its place in the heart of the West End. This award winning production is filled with superb choreography written by Bob Fosse. The show is about murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, violence, adultery & treachery, so begins the musical. Andrew Corcoran was born in July 1982 in South Manchester and … [Read more...]