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Matilda The Musical - You’ll never forget the classic tale of Matilda
A dark and delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a child genius, and her monstrous headmistress
Comes to life with a buzzing vitality that proves irresistible The Telegraph

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Booking from
Thursday, 16 September 2021

Booking until
Sunday, 17 December 2023

Running time
2 hours 40 minutes

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Matilda The Musical

We were all children once. And we can all appreciate the naughtiness and rebelliousness of Matilda, a little girl whose monstrous parents are too awful for words and drive her absolutely nuts. With the exception of one, her teachers are just as bad. If you were her, you'd probably rebel too! This gloriously, wickedly funny show is based on the great Roald Dahl's children's book of the same name and it's proving a huge hit in theatreland.

The show was written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by the quirky, super-clever Australian comedian Tim Minchin. The narrative focuses on Matilda, precocious at just five years old and a keen reader. It follows her as she overcomes the numerous obstacles put in her way by her family and school, where she ultimately helps the only teacher she likes to reclaim her life.

The musical cut its teeth in Shakespeare country, at Stratford-upon-Avon, which would probably please The Bard if he was still around. The twelve-week trial run was a huge hit and the show soon transferred to the West End for its London debut at the Cambridge, enjoying its Broadway premiere in April 2013. As you can imagine it's still going strong, well on the way to becoming a classic. Don't miss it, whether you're twelve or a hundred and twelve.

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Fantastic production with an amazing cast
Wonderful performance featuring a talented cast of all ages. Additional bonus was after the show, all actors were very accommodating with my 5 year old daughter, giving her hugs, signatures and flowers. If you want a good night in London, Matilda the musical is a must.
Mark, 17 Sep 2022
would see again
Wow so amazing. I had listened to this but the live stage version adds so much. Brilliant production. Great for family and children.
Joel, 15 Sep 2022
Amazing performance
The show was so bright and like a movie ! The actors and actresses were amazing <3
Rachel, 20 Aug 2022
Watch out for matinee's stand in lead.
The show was good,i took my grandaughter for her birthday she enjoyed it but like me was not impressed with Matilda, robot speech and acting, voice like a boy never smiled or seem to enjoy her/himself!
Barbara, 09 Aug 2022
Exciting and fascinating
Very well done. Lots of ideas for our own musical productions. You will be surprised. This is not just for children.
Meriel, 27 Jul 2022
Matilda
Technically Sound was terrible. Hard to understand what actors were saying.
Polia, 27 Jul 2022
Indescribable!
I have no words, just go!!
Nina, 16 Jun 2022
Fantastic show
This was a funny & fantastic show - brilliant story and great songs
TANIA, 13 Jun 2022
Amazing show!
We booked this for my daughter’s 9th birthday surprise! We absolutely loved it! Seats were perfect for a clear view! E10,E11,E12 Matilda was amazing!
Amanda, 05 Jun 2022
Beautifully crafted
Beautifully crafted performance. Everything flowed so gracefully-the choreography, the music and the movement. Loved the art and stage scenes too! Brilliant!
Hetal, 24 May 2022
Unbelievably amazing!!!
A state of the art musical for anyone and everyone!!! It was definitely beyond my expectations. Those kids are incredibly talented!
Luana, 20 May 2022
Brilliant
My son (aged 7) was a little tired through the first half but he was on the edge of his seat for the whole of the second half - the “Revolting Children” number was particularly brilliant and Matilda herself was absolutely amazing!
David, 01 May 2022
Very enjoyable
The children in the show were fantastic
Mairead, 23 Apr 2022
Brilliant show
This was the first time I had taken my daughters (aged 7 and 8) to the theatre . They loved it! The show was brilliant. We are already planning our next trip.
Vicky, 21 Apr 2022
Inspirational
We found the show so amazing that we will go and see it again.
Sara, 18 Apr 2022
Phenomenal
Cast were brilliant, script was brilliant, Just a delight to watch
Rob, 18 Apr 2022
Average
Not really true to the movie or book, both of which I’m a big fan. Was an average musical but a little disappointed with the story line
Leticia, 12 Apr 2022
Just a good second time around, recommend to everybody
Wonderful show, it's so good to be back in London and visiting the theatres again. Matilda is suitable for all ages, wonderful songs, great storyline. Took my 15 year old granddaughter as our birthday treat and she loved it 10/10 was her comment.
Lindy, 09 Apr 2022
Matilda review
Amazing show from start to finish. loved the Trunchbull! very talented cast and crew
Yvonne, 08 Apr 2022
entertainment for my family
Good show for all of my family. My teenage daughters knew the story and appreciated the difference to the film. My 12 year old boy couldn’t take his eyes off it, otherwise I don’t know what was in his head. My wife who’s English isn’t so good enjoyed the spectacle but couldn’t follow the story. I enjoyed a show that I wouldn’t have chosen thinking of myself alone.
Roger, 07 Apr 2022
Amazing!
We loved the show from start to finish! Matilda was amazing and overall 5*. A must watch!! Highly recommended.
Tajinder, 31 Mar 2022
Brilliant show but spoiled by the barre and eaters
The show is brilliant. The decor too. The adults actors were amazing. Strong voice on key. Kids were pretty good too but not always loud enough and on key.
Amanda, 27 Mar 2022
Fantastic show overall
Fantastic acting especially the kids Set was fantastic
Elaine, 25 Mar 2022
Brought me to tears 😭
Honestly one of the best musicals iv ever seen, the kids are sooo talented. Must watch! Everyone in Thursday 7pm 3/3/22 Cast you should be sooo proud 😭❤️
Kirsty, 04 Mar 2022
Very good
The choreography was amazing and the singing
Jane, 18 Feb 2022
A must see
The whole thing was unreal. The set. The acting. The music. Everything. I loved it!
Joanne, 12 Feb 2022
Exceptional
Incredible time, would highly recommend! We got a free upgrade 😄
Jordan, 05 Feb 2022
outstanding performance
Great for a family evening out
Terry, 29 Jan 2022
All you want to see great acting,singing dancing, lights show
As above
simmy, 29 Jan 2022
Show full of highlights!
The kids were fantastic. I expected a little bit more of magic from Matilda. She was a fantastic actress, singer and performed very well but sometimes I wished she could smile a little more during the story telling so that the publikum could feel the enthusiasm. She was sometimes too serious for me. The show was really amazing. Congratulations again for the children. I also missed the red ribbon on matildas hair. I would definetly recomend it!
Isabel, 19 Jan 2022
Funny and gripping brilliantly performed
A thrillling show fantastically performed with great choreography and a very skilled cast. Brilliant
Lucy, 17 Jan 2022
Great kids playing
Great show , recommended for anyone
OLEG, 19 Dec 2021
Splendid
It was an exciting show in terms of acting and dancing. A bit funny also. It was too loud, and bright for me. In my tickets it wasn't mentioned that it might be too loud or bright, I think it should be there in case of anyone can be triggered by that.
Sarah, 10 Dec 2021
Wonderful
Great story, great kids, great villain. What more can you want?
Dean, 07 Dec 2021
Smart, funny and incredibly engaging show! 5 stars! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The music was wonderful, the actors were incredible. We already loved the story, but the musical took it to another dimension. We will definitely see that one again!
Jennifer, 27 Nov 2021
Feel good factor
Great show
Janice, 24 Nov 2021
A definate must see musical , fantastic
We absolutely loved the show . We went as a surprise gift for my daughter and granddaughter. It’s their favourite film . We had good seats , could see everything . The booster seats for the children watching was a bonus , you definitely don’t get that at the threatre where we live . The toilets were clean , plenty of them . We were able to get refreshments very comfortably , quick and easy . The staff were also very friendly.
Christine, 22 Nov 2021
Very very good
Very good performance
Stephen, 22 Nov 2021
Entertaining
It was great me and my daughter enjoyed every minute of it. It's my daughters first time in Theatre she really loved it. The lightning the acting the music everything about it was great.
Hiba, 31 Oct 2021
The kids were amazing! Everything was amazing! I wanna go again!
If you want to hate yourself a little more and realise that children have more talent than your grown 30 yr old self, sit through this. I kinda go emotional at how well the children and adults were in this, it was fabulous. My 5 yr old says the lights were cool and she wanted to go on the swings
Rachelle, 30 Oct 2021
Great show!
Loved Ms Trunchbull!
Lucy, 26 Oct 2021
Brilliant would go again
First show in London and it did not disapoint this is a mush see show and a special mention to Alex who played matilda she was excellent from start to finish
Graham, 16 Oct 2021
Great show
Having read the books as a child and seen the film version, I was familiar with the storyline. However, whilst some aspects of the story ate omitted, this is a fun and vibrant interpretation with good music and excellent acting talent, especially from the young actors. The staging was very well done, utilising various technical and creative methods. However there were times where there seemed to be an imbalance with the sound.
Christopher, 13 Oct 2021
Perfect.
A show that really exceeded my expectations. The set, the music, the acting, the costumes and the lighting was just perfect. I am a 28 year old male and my wife loves Matilda (to the point she can recite it wors for word) but even I enjoyed it. A lot of adult relative banter which kept me interested. I cant emphasise how good this would be for parents let alone kids.
jagdeepak, 03 Oct 2021
One of the best
This show was one of the best I’ve seen, well acted and the younger actors were a tribute to such a great show. Hidden humour is a clever talent. Well done team, could not recommend any more
James, 03 Oct 2021
Magical matilda
Couldn't wait to see Matilda again and what a show they put on tonight 17/9 absolutely fabulous and so glad they back on stage 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Janice, 17 Sep 2021
Family friendly show
Family friendly show. The cast led by Emma playing Matilda, told the story well and brought the children's book to life. The set was amazingly creative, especially the use of the floor space. Good dance choreography.
Madren, 28 Aug 2017
What a surprise
I wasn't to sure what to except but both myself and my 11 year old daughter loved every minute. The staging, acting just brilliant. This is a must viewing. Great family show.
Siobhan, 10 Aug 2017
A little bit naughty- and GREAT fun
We went to "Matilda" primarily because we love Tim Minchin as a song-writer. We were thoroughly entranced by the show. It was fast-paced and amazingly energetic- the way all the cast keep up the movement and singing is incredible. The staging is really fresh and allows the show to flow beautifully. All of the cast, but especially the children, give their all. It is worth it!! My only criticism is that occasionally the instruments overpowered the voices and it was hard to hear the words. But overall, and speaking as a dedicated classical music devotee, "Matilda" was a fantastic theatrical experience, not to be missed.
Greg, 07 Jul 2017
Matilda
Stage and light design are flawless, dynamic and creative. Very good performance by the actors/actresses. Tim Minchen's music is great. Show is a bit long. Thank you!
Irmak, 28 May 2017
Amazing
Fabulous show fantastic acting the kids were terrific
Alison, 21 May 2017
Great show worth the effort to go and see
Took my 8 year old daughter and her 10 year old friend and both loved it, plenty of adult humour as well so most def a family show.
Estelle, 05 Sep 2015
Fantastic show!
Such a talented cast and a great view. So close that some of the cast nearly knocked me out of my seat! Perfect from start to finish, everyone was spellbound. Particularly impressed with the foyer staff who genuinely appeared to be happy, professional and attentive. Don't miss Matilda :)
JAYNE, 16 Aug 2015
Fabulous family show
The children are all delightful, very entertaining good story perfect family entertainment
LESLEY, 31 Jul 2015
Best in town
This is far and away the best show in the West End at the moment. The music is fantastic, the lyrics unbelievably clever, the set design amazing, fantastic choreography and wonderful performances from a brilliantly talented cast. I can't recommend it enough.
Katy, 12 Jun 2014
brill show
If you think this show is for youngsters only (as I did) think again. We really enjoyed it the kids have amazing talent.
sheila wilkinson, 23 Jan 2014
Matilda
It was a great show and I would highly recommend going. Sitting in the upper circle meant you sometimes didn't see what was going on the front of the stage.
Sarah, 02 Nov 2013
Fabulous show
You cannot fault the acting and music of this show. All fabulous. The sound is super - every word can be heard - and we should know as we were in row M right at the back yet the view was good and we felt involved. Hot theatre and long queues for the ladies, but the onstage action was some of the best I have ever seen .
Nic, 26 Jul 2012
A brilliantly clever musical!!
Tim Minchin really has outdone himself with the music of Matilda. He never fails to wittily entertain his audience. The cast was fantastic and worked together really well as an ensemble. Bertie Carvel gives a superb performance as Mrs Trunchbull as do the girls who play Matilda! There were many laugh out loud moments, couple with sad dramatic moments. Definitely a show, even for those who aren't particular fans of musical theatre. Roald Dahl would be proud.
Katrina , 06 May 2012