News: Matilda the Musical to reopen at the Cambridge Theatre in September

May 6, 2021
News: Matilda the Musical to reopen at the Cambridge Theatre in September

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s smash-hit, multi-award winning Matilda the Musical is set to return to the West End this summer, reopening at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September.

This autumn will mark 10 years since the show opened in the West End.

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved 1988 book, the musical premiered in 2010 at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon venue, before transferring to its West End home in October 2011. It has now become the 16th longest-running musical in West End history.

With an upcoming film adaptation in place, featuring the same core creative team, this much-loved musical inspires brilliance in young audiences across the world.

Matilda the Musical is directed by Matthew Warchus, with book by Dennis Kelly, and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. It earned seven awards at the 2012 Oliviers, plus four Tony Awards. It has since toured North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, South Africa and China and played its first non-English language production in Seoul, South Korea in 2018.

Creative team includes design by Rob Howell, choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve.

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

Full casting is yet to be announced.

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