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Matilda the Musical - Cambridge Theatre
The West End is home to some critically acclaimed shows, but they don’t come more admired than Matilda The Musical, the outstanding production that continues to entertain theatregoers at the Cambridge Theatre.
Audiences can still see the show as it maintains its impressive run and it is a must-see event for any West End aficionado.
After all, this is an unbeatable opportunity to witness something that has been impressing audiences wherever it goes. From its current West End home to its appearances on Broadway, it has demonstrated enormous talent from its creators – from musician Tim Minchin to writer Dennis Kelly and director Matthew Warchus – and this will continue for many years to come.
Matilda The Musical was first seen in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010, where it had been celebrated as one of the best new musicals of the decade, a status that was cemented when this West End production opened in 2011. Now, audiences can still catch Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues strong in Theatreland.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda tells the story of the eponymous character – a girl that has been bestowed 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 happens upon another gift – psychokinetic powers – which she is able to use to punish all of those that deserve it.
Many familiar faces have been a part of the cast since it emerged on the theatre scene and this has ensured that performers have had plenty of experience to bring to the table, whilst also attracting eager theatregoers. This is also likely to be something that continues throughout its run. After all, with a reputation for greatness, performers across the theatre world will want to be a part of the action.
With Matilda The Musical, 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.
So with all of that it is easy to see how this is one of the most critically acclaimed shows in the West End and as it continues its run at the Cambridge Theatre the only thing left to do is pick up theatre tickets and make sure you are first in line!
Did You Know?
• Currently, the cast includes Marianne Benedict as Mrs Wormwood, Tom Edden as Mr Wormwood, Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Keisha Amponsa Bandon as Mrs Phelps, amongst others (correct as of October 2017).
• 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 West End isn’t the only location in which the show has been seen in the UK. The show embarked on a tour of the country in 2017 and it has also toured in international locations.
• Whilst the West End version is arguably the most famous, the production has also been staged on Broadway, winning various Tony Awards in the process, as well as Sydney and Toronto.
• Musical numbers include School Song, The Chokey Chant, This Little Girl, The Smell Of Rebellion and When I Grow Up, amongst various others.
Directions: Cambridge Theatre, 32-34 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU
(5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left 100 metres to a small roundabout where the theatre can be seen.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 10th July 2018|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 20th October 2019|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 6 and over.|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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