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 Alex Gaumond (Miss Trunchbull), Kay Murphy (Mrs Wormwood), James Clyde (Mr Wormwood), Lisa Davina Phillip (Mrs Phelps) and Joshua Wyatt (Michael Wormwood) with Mike Denman, Juliet Gough, Antony Lawrence, Katie Lee, Antonio Magro, Gary Murphy, David Rudin, Hollie Taylor, Amy Thornton, Fabian Aloise, Joseph Davenport, Lara Denning, Hayley Flaherty, Madeleine Harland, Joshua Lay and Tommy Sherlock.

The girls playing Matilda are and Georgia Pemberton, Lollie McKenzie, Elise Blake, Lara Wollington and Cristina Fray.

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 21st December 2014.

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.
Available