Matilda the Musical

Tim Minchin, Dennis Kelly

Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. 4.7 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
Matilda the Musical

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Location London
Venue Cambridge Theatre
Director Matthew Warchus
Cast Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Kiely, Kerry Ingram, Paul Kaye, Bertie Carvel, Josie Walker, Lauren Ward Eleanor Worthington Cox
From November 2011
Until December 2012
Box Office 0870060 6644
 

Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Reviews

The Guardian

Lyn Gardner

It's an evening of unadulterated bliss.

25/11/2011

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The Daily Mail

Quentin Letts

Once Miss Trunchbull has made her entrance, screeching ‘to teach the child, we must first break the child’, the show is a dead cert.

25/11/2011

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The Stage

Lisa Martland

The best pieces of musical theatre come from great collaborations - the right people being in the right place at the right time - with each ingredient complementing the other ... [who] have created a fresh and intelligent family entertainment that brings joy to both adults and children.

25/11/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Charles Spencer

Carvel – who is especially sinister in his soft-spoken moments of icy stillness and calm – is at once terrifying and hilarious, and the cherry on the cake of this glorious production.

25/11/2011

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The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

A winter warmer but with a nice side-order of surrealism.

25/11/2011

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The Daily Express

Julie Carpenter

Gloriously over the top it’s an irresistible and ingenious mix of fun, fizz, cruelty, incredible choreography and above all warmth which means we root for the kids from the start. Fantastic.

25/11/2011

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The Financial Times

Sarah Hemming

My 10-year-old companion loved it and, on arrival home, made straight for the book. Matilda would have been pleased.

25/11/2011

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The Times

Dominic Maxwell

Minchin’s songs are, like Matilda, smart but not smart-arsed ... You won’t go home humming many of them, but they’re so densely ingenious that you will regret missing some of the lyrics amid all the hoopla. Indeed, there are points when all the showmanship could back off a bit and allow us to find the story for ourselves.

25/11/2011

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The Sunday Times

Dan Cairns

Every single aspect of the production ... is both so perfect and so ruthlessly targeted. It is clear from the opening bars that the team’s sole focus is to engage, to entertain and to tell the story. In this, they are honouring Dahl.

27/11/2011

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