Matilda The Musical will reopen in West End in September!

Matilda The Musical will reopen in the West End in September, it’s been confirmed.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s London production it will return to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021.

Seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, this autumn marks 10 years since the multi award-winning show opened in the West End.

Matilda The Musical is now booking through to 13 February 2022 with tickets and further information available from

Catherine Mallyon, RSC Executive Director said: “It is fantastic to see London’s West End re-opening and for our company, freelance colleagues and creative team to be back at the Cambridge Theatre, preparing for performances in the autumn.

“We all know how challenging the past year has been, and that makes this moment even more special and important. We will not only celebrate 10 brilliant years of Matilda The Musical in the West End, but also that our audiences can join us once again to experience the power of live theatre.”

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s much loved 1988 book and commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, 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.

Full casting for the production will be announced in due course.

Written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Matthew Warchus, the 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.

The musical first 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.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.