Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 6 and over.
One of the most successful musicals to emerge in recent years, Matilda The Musical continues at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End. Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company (who originally staged at their venue in Stratford-Upon-Avon) it has proven a big success both with audiences and critics.
The show is an opportunity for West End theatre fans to pick up theatre tickets and witness a much-talked-about show from the RSC that has been receiving plenty of acclaim and abundant attention thanks to the talents that are working behind the scenes – from actor Paul Kaye and musician Tim Minchin to writer Dennis Kelly and director Matthew Warchus.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda tells the story of the title character – a girl that has been blessed with extraordinary intellect from an early age. Having read all of the books in her house before the age of 5 she proceeds to the local library and reads all the children’s books there, before moving on to school where her intellect continues to give her advantages and disadvantages. Then she discovers another gift – psychokinetic powers – which she is able to use to punish all of those that deserve it. The book was published in 1988, with a film following in 2006 from director Danny DeVito.
Many well known names have been a part of the cast since it emerged on the theatre scene and they have ensured that audiences have been flocking to the show since it opened. This is also likely to be something that continues throughout its run. After all, with a reputation like this, performers from across the capital will be wanting a look-in.
London theatre audiences will also get to experience the celebrated music from comedian Tim Minchin, which has contributed to the show’s worldwide reputation as one of the best musicals to emerge from the UK in many years. Minchin is known for his appearances in television shows like Californication and Never Mind The Buzzcocks, as well as his live shows such as Ready For This. So audiences know they are in for something special with the music he has created for the show.
Audiences can still catch Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End.
Did You Know?
• Its current cast includes a range of child performers as Matilda (changing from night to night), plus John Brannoch as Rudolpho, Elliot Harper as Escapologist and Rebecca Thornhill as Mrs Wormwood (true as of February 2016).
• It won many Laurence Olivier Awards in 2012 in the following categories: Best New Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Sound Design.
• The musical has also been seen on Broadway, where it won numerous Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical, whilst being nominated for others as well.
• According to Tim Minchin, a film version of the show is in the planning stages.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 4th May 2016|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 28th May 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 6 and over.|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Thursday, 05 May, 2016||Cambridge Theatre, London||Matilda The Musical|
|Friday, 06 May, 2016||Cambridge Theatre, London||Matilda The Musical|
|Saturday, 07 May, 2016||Cambridge Theatre, London||Matilda The Musical|
|Sunday, 08 May, 2016||Cambridge Theatre, London||Matilda The Musical|
|Tuesday, 10 May, 2016||Cambridge Theatre, London||Matilda The Musical|
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