In London, relive the magic of Dahl’s Matilda: theatrical review

By Kaiden-Chase

Matilda the Musical is a fun and energetic show that is perfect for families and theatre lovers of all ages. Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, the show follows the story of Matilda Wormwood, a young girl with a love for reading and a magical power that allows her to move objects with her mind.

The music and lyrics by Tim Minchin are catchy and memorable, with standout songs like “Naughty” and “Revolting Children” that will have you tapping your feet and singing along. The choreography by Peter Darling is also impressive, with intricate dance numbers that add to the overall energy of the show.

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But what really makes Matilda the Musical shine is the cast, particularly the young actors who play Matilda and her classmates. Their performances are nothing short of amazing, with impressive vocal and acting skills that will leave you in awe. The adult actors are also fantastic, with standout performances by Elliott Harper as the villainous headmistress Miss Trunchbull and Lauren Bryne as Matilda’s kind-hearted teacher Miss Honey.

Overall, Matilda the Musical is a must-see show that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. With its catchy music, impressive choreography, and talented cast, it’s no wonder that the show has won multiple awards and continues to be a hit on Broadway and in London’s West End.

You can watch this amazing show at the Cambridge Theatre (32-34 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU) Performance timings are Tue-Fri 7.00pm, Wed matinee 2.00pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 3.00pm.

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(The writer is based in Staffordshire, United Kingdom and writes about art and culture. Views expressed are personal.)