This 1930s musical powerhouse is the long-term home of the RSC's ‘Matilda’
Cambridge Theatre might have been a hit with architecture nuts, but it didn't always have the easiest time finding a hit to fill its concrete walls. Early in its life, it was relegated to serving as a venue for trade shows and concerts but during the war drama took the stage once again, with a notable production of Shaw’s 'Heartbreak House', starring Edith Evans. Keith Waterhouse’s benchmark drama ‘Billy Liar’ played here for two years in the early 1960s; variety stars Tommy Steele and Bruce Forsyth also appeared during this period. A National Theatre season played at the Cambridge in 1970, a decade which also brought Ingrid Bergman and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore to the venue.
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Matilda the Musical review
'My mummy says I'm a miracle,' lisps a pampered mini-me at a purgatorial kiddies' birthday party at the outset of this delicious, treacly-dark family show. The obnoxious ma and pa of its titular, gifted, pint-sized heroine are not, of course, quite so...Musicals Until Sunday May 24 2020
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