Matilda – Show Guidelines

Matilda highlights the power and resilience of a young girl living in a corrupt adult world. Audiences both young and old will enjoy watching the heroine of this Tony Award-winning magical musical command the stage. Inspired by the eccentric genius of internationally-acclaimed author Roald Dahl and still running in London’s West End, Matilda shows how imagination is exactly what we all need to navigate life’s many challenges.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school’s saving grace!

The word hell is used three times.

Sexual Innuendo
Two lines contain sexual innuendo.

Drugs and Alcohol
A character is shown smoking a cigarette.


Mature Content
The show includes adult characters who neglect and mistreat children.