This production first arrived in the West End in October 2011 and has won numerous awards. First of all, I went into this show with no real expectations and was very glad I went to see it. The show has some amazing songs in it by Tim Minchin which really capture the mood of the production and has amazing choreography alongside it. The show was really well thought out from beginning to end and held another story within the story of Matilda (one of Miss Honey) which we never saw in the 1996 film; which I won’t go into as it would ruin the surprise of it for you.
It was a very funny, colourful, and fun-filled theatre production, so much that you forget where you are and lose all perception of time as you get wrapped up in the story and packed stage full of activity.
Saying that the production is mainly made up of children and they change from night to night; everyone knows where they are supposed to be and have amazing singing voices and acting skills.
The show is one that can be sad in areas (sometimes scary) but overall is very light-hearted and funny. Matilda is a show that I recommend to any first time West End visitors (or even regulars in the West End) and would be a show I could watch over and over again.
Location – Cambridge Theatre, Earlham St, London WC2H 9HU
Date Seen – Saturday 6th December 2014 (Evening Performance)
Review Score – 5/5
Top Tips – If possible, sit either in the stalls or near the front of the dress or upper circle. The theatre is located on the Seven Dials Island, so it is best to make a note of which street you came down; so when you leave the theatre you know how to get back to your destination.