Since opening in November 2011, Matilda the Musical has gone on to become one of the most popular shows in London, receiving rave reviews and numerous awards.
Anyone who hasn’t had the chance to catch a performance yet will therefore be thrilled to hear that the production has extended its booking period until December 2014, giving more people the opportunity to see for themselves what all the fuss is about.
Staged at the Cambridge Theatre, this Royal Shakespeare Company show is based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl and features music and lyrics by the popular Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin.
Telling the story of a girl with extraordinary powers and a vivid imagination, Matilda the Musical won no fewer than seven gongs at last year’s Olivier Awards, which should give some indication of just how spectacular and thrilling this show is.
Among these was the best director award, which was picked up by Matthew Warchus, while Bertie Carvel – who plays the role of Miss Trunchbull – received the Olivier Award for best actor in a musical.
The role of Matilda, meanwhile, is split between Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophie Kiely and Eleanor Worthington Cox, who collectively won the best actress in a musical award at the 2012 Oliviers.
As if that weren’t enough, Peter Darling was also crowned best theatre choreographer while Rob Howell and Simon Baker received Olivier Awards for best set design and best sound design respectively.
To top it all off, the production was named best new musical for 2012, and with tickets now on sale until the end of 2014 there’s no reason not to take a trip to the capital for a performance of this truly wonderful show.
The Cambridge Theatre can be found on Earlham Street and is within walking distance of a number of central London tube stations, including Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road.