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Matilda the Musical

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Address: Earlham Street | Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HU, England
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This show is simply amazing, from the start to the end. I do not know where to even begin. The staging is absolutely brilliant, clever is an understatement. AND the cast... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This show is simply amazing, from the start to the end. I do not know where to even begin. The staging is absolutely brilliant, clever is an understatement. AND the cast - just jaw dropping talented brilliance. We went to see this show on Saturday the 14th January 2017 - Matilda, played by a little girl called Abbie (I think),... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited London for the day, and during the evening we visited the theatre to watch Matilda. It was an experience that the whole family enjoyed! the story line was slightly altered which made it even more gripping. The actors were amazing and talented.It was my first west end musical, and i would highly recommend watching it if you ever... More 

Thank Ben G
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not my favourite musical but that's just personal choice. I hadn't expected the level of children singing throughout which was too much for me . I got my tickets on Amazon for around 22 so it was great value for the price paid. I've done most of the musicals now and in my view Lion King for children is in... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Matilda has a very good story, fantastic actors – it's the Royal Shakespeare company – very good songs and dancing. I think because the audience is made up of lots of children, the songs aren't too long, the humour is very evident, and the pace is good. We had swings flying over our heads, paper fluttering down upon us, action... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Matilda was a great movie. The storyline has been changed slightly, however the characters are all amazing. To think so many are such young children- great! Miss trunchbull was awesome too. Such a great reenactment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen this show about three years ago and went back on Tuesday 3rd January to treat a friend who loves all the children's shows. I was delighted to watch the standard has not dropped at all, as the title says "Children are Amazing" and to see the leading girl carry out her role with such professionalism is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 3 rows from the front and spellbound throughout. The Singing, dancing and enthusiasm of the cast was fantastic and the children were faultless. Felt like a very interactive performance and we were never quite sure where to look next. Only tiny bit missing for me was a little lack of Matilda's magic powers, but a small detail in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok but not as good as I thought it would be. I found some bits of it a little boring so did not really appeal to my tastes but everyone is different.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was entertaining from beginning to end. Saw the performance last evening, Wednesday 4 January and the Matilda character was spot on. She was incredibly believable, a natural on stage and had wonderful voice. I literally almost cried a few times and laughed some too! My children (one teen and one pre-teen) extremely enjoyed it as well. All actors... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a family. Absolutely loved it. Engineer father and daughter thought the set design was just incredible. All of us loved the music and the twist from the original story. Didn't even miss the typical Matilda songs. Great great west end show

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