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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre, London

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Matilda The Musical - Cambridge Theatre, London

Age Restriction: 6+; toddlers not admitted, children must be able to sit on their own and be attentive to the show otherwise may be asked to leave if they are causing a distraction

Important Info: PLEASE NOTE: Age Recommendation: Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Relaxed Performance: Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3.00pm Audio Described Performances: Sunday 9th July 2017 at 3.00pm Captioned Performances: Saturday 8th July 2017 at 2.30pm

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  • Matilda The Musical - Cambridge Theatre
  • Matilda The Musical - Cambridge Theatre

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 Information

Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
Earlham Street
London
WC2 9HU

Booking From

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Booking To

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes including one interval

Age Restrictions

6+; toddlers not admitted, children must be able to sit on their own and be attentive to the show otherwise may be asked to leave if they are causing a distraction

Important Information

Age Recommendation: Matilda The Musical is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Relaxed Performance: Sunday 11th June 2017 at 3.00pm Audio Described Performances: Sunday 9th July 2017 at 3.00pm Captioned Performances: Saturday 8th July 2017 at 2.30pm

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