Matilda the Musical reopens on the West End

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4:00pm, 16th September

The Royal Shakespeare Company have given fans of Matilda the Musical a peek behind the scenes ahead of the West End Production reopening tonight.

A video of the full company singing ‘When I Grow Up’ in the rehearsal room together has been released.


Celebrating 10 years since the multi award-winning show opened in London, the iconic musical has won 99 international awards and has been seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide.

A hit with audiences of all ages, this brave and brilliant production about a strong and determined heroine with a vivid imagination has welcomed almost 4 million audience members in London. Adapted from the much loved book and commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the musical 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.

Matilda The Musical swept the board at the 2012 Olivier Awards, with a record-breaking seven awards, and won four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway. 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 2018/19.

With the upcoming film adaptation, Matilda's themes of bravery and standing up for what you believe in will continue to inspire young audiences all over the world, arriving across the U.K. and Ireland exclusively in cinemas on 2nd December 2022 for Christmas. Netflix will release the film in the rest of the world in December 2022.

The show is now booking through to 29 May 2022 for individuals and through to 16 December 2022 for groups and schools. For further information visit