Matilda the musical re-opens at Cambridge Theatre London

Last Updated on 17th September 2021

Matilda the musical has re-opened at the Cambridge Theatre, London and we’re celebrating by sharing this great video from the RSC showing backstage preparations.

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Curtain call at the RSC’s Matilda the musical on 16 September. Photo: Ellie Kurtz

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

Celebrating 10 years since the show opened in London, this iconic British musical has won 99 international awards including 24 for Best Musical, and has been seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide.  The show is now booking through to 29 May 2022. Book Matilda the musical tickets

A tonic for audiences of all ages, this anarchic production about a strong and determined heroine with a vivid imagination has welcomed almost 4 million audience members in London. Adapted from the much-loved Roald Dahl book and commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the musical premiered at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon home in 2010, before transferring to the West End in October 2011, where it opened to rave reviews.

Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and developed and directed by Matthew Warchus, the theatre production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and the special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.


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