Matilda’s parents are absolutely horrid: selfish, stupid, cruel and completely oblivious to their five year old daughter’s needs. But Matilda is a live-wire, a gifted little girl who likes nothing better than settling down with a good book. Join cheeky Matilda as she navigates the unpleasant grown-up world with a charming blend of humour and mischief.
Booking from: Friday, 7 October 2011
Booking until: Saturday, 24 May 2014
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3pm
Evenings: Tuesdays 7pm, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Playing at the Cambridge Theatre.
Matilda the Musical – Roald Dahl at his very best, a huge treat for the kids
Kids adore Roald Dahl stories and their irreverent attitude to the weird and illogical world of adults. Generations of children have delighted in his characters’ antics and Matilda the Musical is no different. It’s a splendid romp with Matilda right at the centre of the mixed up, crazy adult world that seems to fight her at every turn.
The musical is presented by the wonderful Royal Shakespeare Company, and has delighted countless thousands of show-goers, young and old, since it hit the West End stage.
You’ll never forget the classic tale of Matilda, a gifted child who manages to enjoy life and have enormous fun despite her awful, uncaring parents. All Matilda’s mum wants to do is dance, and she’s totally obsessed with ballroom dancing. Her dad is a foolish man who is convinced that Matilda’s love of books will be the end of her. And there’s no escape at school either. The equally dreadful school headmistress is only interested in imprisoning children - she’s as cold as ice.
Luckily for Matilda, she has a very special and unusual ability. And it’s the one thing that’ll save her…
With a lively, hilarious script by Bafta-nominated Dennis Kelly and crazy tunes – with deliciously silly lyrics – by the Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin, it’ll have you rocking in your seats with helpless giggles, whatever your age.
Sing along to quirky tunes like Miracle, Naughty, School Song, Pathetic, The Hammer, The Chokey Chant, Loud, Revolting Children and many more, all songs you’ll find yourself humming under your breath when you get home, and for weeks afterwards. It’s refreshing, huge fun and a treat for children of every age.
Book your Matilda the Musical cheap tickets now and treat the kids to the experience of a lifetime!
Comes to life with a buzzing vitality that proves irresistible
A dark and delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of a child genius, and her monstrous headmistress
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