Matilda The Musical
Cambridge Theatre, London
Matilda The Musical - Cambridge Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Matilda The Musical Photos & Video
In 2010 one of the most talked-about musicals in town was not “Love Never Dies” or one of the many other popular shows running in the West End. Instead it was a musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company that began a run at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. “Matilda the Musical” had plenty going for it, with a book by Dennis Kelly and music from comedian Tim Minchin, plus Matthew Warchus as its director, and it more than lived up to expectations to become one of the most acclaimed musicals to emerge on these shores for many years.
So a West End transfer was inevitable and it finally arrived in October 2011 as it began a run at the Cambridge Theatre, replacing “Chicago”, which had been there since 2006.
“Matilda” is, of course, adapted from the famous children’s novel by Roald Dahl, which was published in 1988 and was also adapted into a movie in 1996, so as a result it already has plenty of admirers. The story focuses on the title character, who is a girl blessed with extraordinary intellect from an early age – so much so that she is able to pinpoint the wrongdoings in adults and read her way through the local library at breakneck pace. Then, whilst at school her powers go far beyond intellect - she is granted the miracle of psychokinetic powers and she uses them to teach those around her a lesson.
Comedian Tim Minchin, who provides the music, has been on a meteoric rise in the last few years, having first of all made a name for himself at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe year after year. He eventually caught the attention of audiences nationwide and was soon on television programmes like “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” whilst embarking on tours of his show “Tim Minchin and his Orchestra”.
As well as a great creative team, the show has also welcomed an impressive cast, ensuring that audiences have flocked to pick up theatre tickets in high numbers. So there’s a good reason as to why this has become one of the most talked-about shows in years! Long may this continue as audiences continue to flock to the Cambridge Theatre.
Show & Venue InformationCambridge Theatre
Thursday, 01 January 2015
Sunday, 10 February 2019
2hr 40min (including interval)
Children under 5 will not be admitted.