MATILDA THE MUSICAL


Matilda at the Cambridge TheatreRoald Dahl's children's novel Matilda was first published in 1988. It has now been made into a musical which was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and played in Stratford last year to great critical acclaim. The show has a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Matilda is the story of a very bright and rebellious little girl who has special powers. Her parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, have no time for her and treat her as a nuisance so she spends most of her time reading books from the library while they ignore her and watch the television.

Things are no better for her at school despite the care and support of the lovely Miss Honey who is her teacher.  It is here that Matilda has to contend with the terrifying and cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull.

Matilda fights against the injustices at home and at school and eventually decides the grown-ups should be taught a lesson. In the process of doing this she discovers her supernatural powers

The cast for Matilda the Musical includes Craige Els (Miss Trunchbull), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey),Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood), Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Lisa Davina Phillip (Mrs Phelps), Joshua Wyatt (Michael Wormwood),Lucy Jane Adcock(Cook), with Richard Astbury, Oliver Brooks, Collette Coleman, Maria Graciano, Elliot Harper, Daniel Hope,Daniel Ioannou, Kate Kenrick, Katie Lee, Fergal McGoff, Tom Muggeridge, Matthew Rowland, Matthew Serafini, Biancha Szynal, Laura Tyrer and Sharlene Whyte.

The girls playing Matilda are Lilian Hardy, Emma Moore, Éva-Marie Saffrey and Abbie Vena. The young performers who will be joining the London company in the three teams playing the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at Crunchem Hall are Mylo Burton-Mays, Kira Caple, Jessica Chalmers, Hari Coles, Archie Durrant, Charlotte Fallart, Regan Garcia, Ptolemy Gidney, Aiyana Goodfellow, Sebastian Harry, Angelina Li, Tilda Marriage Massey, Ben Robinson, Tori Louise Ryan, Kacy O’Sullivan, Nicholas Antoniou-Tibbitts, Max Brophy, Olivia Calladine-Smith, Elena Cervesi, Miles Harcombe, Michael Hawkins, Sam Jennings, Craig Noakes, Tia Palamathanan and Scarlett Wennink.

News of adults cast change from 12th September : The new cast includes David Shannon (Miss Trunchbull), Gina Beck (Miss Honey), Tom Edden (Mr Wormwood) and Marianne Benedict (Mrs Wormwood) with Keisha Amponsa Banson, Richard Astbury, David Birch, Maria Graciano, Karina Hind, Peter Houston, Katie Lee, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kris Manuel, Bryan Mottram, Tom Muggeridge, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Simon Shorten, Biancha Szynal, Callum Train/Rudolpho and Robert Tregoning. The new children's cast will be announced in due course.

You can purchase the cast recording of Matilda the Musical here.

Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus is the director and Peter Darling the choreographer. The creative team includes production designer Rob Howell lighting designer Hugh Vanstone, and sound designer Simon Baker, as well as Paul Kleve, who provides special effects and illusions.

You can buy tickets for Roald Dahl's Matilda which is booking until 27th May 2018.

show times

Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm. Matinees on Wednesday at 2:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm Running time 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)

 

HOW TO GET TO MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Cambridge Theatre
Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street,
London, WC2H 9HU

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underground
Tube : Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Train: Charing Cross (Northern & Bakerloo Lines)
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176
nearest car park

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DISABLED ACCESS TO MATILDA

InFRARED HEADSETS
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
2 wheelchair spaces in stalls. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat. Wheelchair users must bring a non-wheelchair using companion.
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