Cambridge Theatre

About

The Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.

A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All ThatHeartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Steele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and SupermanReturn to the Forbidden Planet, FameThe Beautiful GameJerry Springer –The Opera and and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s enormously successful production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

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For Matilda The Musical

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0844 412 4652

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Detail from Cambridge Theatre Foyer

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1930

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Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

1955

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William Douglas Home’s The Reluctant Debutante enjoyed a long run.

William Douglas Home’s The Reluctant Debutante enjoyed a long run.

1960

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Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall began a two year run.

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall began a two year run.

1963

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Tommy Steele starred in Harold Fielding’s production of Half a Sixpence.

Tommy Steele starred in Harold Fielding’s production of Half a Sixpence.

1977

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The original London production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened.

The original London production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened.

1987

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Peter Pan – The Musical starred Lulu as Peter and George Cole as Captain Hook.

Peter Pan – The Musical starred Lulu as Peter and George Cole as Captain Hook.

1989

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Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

1995

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The first ever stage production of Fame – The Musical opened.

The first ever stage production of Fame – The Musical opened.

2000

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The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

2003

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Jerry Springer – The Opera transferred from The National Theatre.

Jerry Springer – The Opera transferred from The National Theatre.

2012

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.
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