Now showing at the Cambridge Theatre
Matilda The Musical
Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL transferred to the West End in October 2011.Booking from: Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Booking until: Sunday, 17th December 2017
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3pm
Evenings: Tuesdays 7pm, Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running time: 2
Cambridge Theatre Seating Plan
Cambridge Theatre on the Map
How to get there: (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.
32-34 Earlham Street
Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55, 176
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
A modern theatre, facing Seven Dials, built using steel and concrete and is notable for it's elegant and clean lines of design. The theatre was refurbished in 1950, the original gold and silver decor painted over in red and candelabras and chandeliers added. Thankfully in 1987 the theatre was once again refurbished, this time by Carl Toms, and much of the original restored.
Productions at the Cambridge Theatre have been characterised by relatively short runs interspered with several dark periods and the theatre was used for trade film shows in the late 1930's and again in 1969 as a cinema. Amongst the short runs at the theatre, notable productions include Tommy Steele in "Half a Sixpence" in 1963 and in the late 1970's the Kander and Ebb musical "Chicago" run for 590 performances. More recently the 'rock'n'roll' musical "Return to the Forbidden Planet" which was based Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and used 1950's and 1960's songs opened in September 1989 and lasted until early 1993, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, beating the favourite, "Miss Saigon".