Now a West End institution Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda recently celebrated ten years in the West End.
Now playing at the Cambridge Theatre, London, Matilda the musical tickets continue to be a hot ticket for family trips to the theatre.
Directed by Matthew Warcus, Matilda the musical is based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name which sees Matilda, a precocious 5 year old girl with the gift of telekenesis and a love of reading overcoming obstacles caused by her family and school and she finds her place in the world.
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matilda the musical underwent a trial run in Stratford Upon Avon in November 2010 before transferring to the West End’s Cambridge Theatre in November 2011 and opening on Broadway in April 2013.
In London, Matilda the musical West End won seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best Musical which was, at the time, the highest Olivier awards tally ever picked up by one musical, tying with Hamilton in 2018. The shows three youg Matildas shared the Olvier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.
At the 2013 Tony Awards, the show won five awards, including the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Dennis Kelly.