Monday, 14 March 2016

35. REVIEW: Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre, London)

I think I have watched the film Matilda about 300 times and even though I can remember the plot like the back of my hand, I can’t seem to remember the last time I sat down and watched it, so thats saying something. Matilda always reminds me of my childhood and wanted special powers because who doesn’t want to be able to move things with their eyes?!

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to see Matilda the musical in London and it did not fail to disappoint. I love the theatre and was super excited as I have heard lots of good things about the musical so has been on the to-do list for a while now. As you can imagine, the scenery, acting and music was all top class. No one broke character, nothing was out of place, basically everything was perfect. I even managed to drag my boyfriend along and he enjoyed himself so that was a miracle within itself.

I have to give a special mention to the actress that played Matilda, who was probably half my age and naturally brilliant, but also Mrs Trunchable. This character was played by a male, but this really added to the scary effect and he portrayed the character so well.

The plot did differ from the film and I think that if you are planning on going but are yet to watch the film, definitely watch the film as this gave you a better understanding. Even though I have been singing the musical’s praises for the last two paragraphs, I was disappointed that firstly, the orchestra didn’t play the infamous music track 'Send Me On My Way' by Rusted Root, and secondly, that the children didn’t chant Bruce as he ate a whole chocolate cake.

With that said, I would almost definitely recommend the musical to anyone as it was a great night out and can be enjoyed by all different ages.


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