Matilda – West End Show of the Month

Not only are we passionate about theatre here at Strand Palace Hotel, but we know a thing or two about the world-famous West End and the shows that grace its stages. Each month, we pick one of our favourite productions playing in nearby Theatreland and give you some insider tips about visiting central London and taking in a show.

This month… Matilda.

About the show

This highly acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book is a lively, colourful, funny and heart-warming piece of theatre — well worth a visit to the West End if you’re staying in London. The musical follows the five-year-old child prodigy Matilda, born to a television-loving family. Following Dahl’s original story, Matilda, who loves nothing more than to read, faces obstacles caused by her parents, brother and school.

The stage script was adapted by Dennis Kelly, a writer who had been known for violent and depressing plays in the past. However, in Matilda, he has achieved the joy and humour of Roald Dahl’s original best-selling book magnificently. The score was created by Australian comedian Tim Minchin and in it he has achieved the lyrical wit and impressive melodies that he is famous for Down Under.

Insider show tips

Strand Palace Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Cambridge Theatre. Here are some of our expert tips about booking to see Matilda.

  • Although Matilda was a children’s book, this musical really is for all the family. Its sharp lines and brilliant music makes it a show that appeals to all age groups.
  • Cambridge Theatre has about 1,300 seats spread over three levels. The best seats in the house tend to be the front central section of the Dress Circles and the central section of the stalls.
  • Our concierge service at Strand Palace Hotel can get you great offers and last-minute deals. Call us before your stay or visit the concierge desk when you arrive and we’ll see what we can do for you.
  • There is no formal dress code at the Cambridge Theatre, so dress comfortably and enjoy the show!

Before and after

There are plenty of restaurants and bars around Cambridge Theatre and the West End. If you fancy a meal before the show, our Indian Restaurant Daawat at Strand Palace Hotel is a great option to warm the belly. Or our Gin Palace might be more to your liking if you’re looking for a lighter meal or snack. If you haven’t got the kids with you, our bar is great for post-show cocktails as well!

If you’re looking for hotels near the Cambridge Theatre for Matilda, then choose Strand Palace Hotel — it’s just a 10-minute walk away. Our dedicated concierge can take care of your booking for any West End show, as well as offer you even more insider advice.

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