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Matilda the Musical

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Address: Earlham Street | Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HU, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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OMG! A Miracle of a Show

Having read the popular book, I was as excited as my niece and nephew about the musical. Having read rave reviews and the number of awards the show has won, my expectations were... read more

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Mansour A
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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having read the popular book, I was as excited as my niece and nephew about the musical. Having read rave reviews and the number of awards the show has won, my expectations were quite high. Verdict: the show exceeded my expectations to a large extent. The children were incredibly talented. The songs were fun and foot tapping. The choreography was... More 

Thank Mansour A
Sidcup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw the matinee last Saturday with my niece. The boy who played Bruce was absolutely fantastic and stood out amongst the rest. Matilda was also brilliant. I am fortunate I can afford to go to the theatre but I feel it's a shame the cost is very high and will stop a lot of people attending these sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Matilda leaves you with such a great feel-good feeling. The children featured are insanely talented and make the show what it is. The songs are incredible and I guarantee you will laugh all the way through this. As many amazing Musicals usually do, Matilda does tug on your heart strings a little so remember your tissues! The story remains faithful... More 

Thank Eloise L
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant show! I was brought along by family (for mums birthday) with a sceptical view of 'oh a musical...great'! However I am so so so glad I was invited Everything from the set, to the script, to the performers (my favourite was definitely Ms Trunchbull....my hat and appreciation goes to the performer!!!) The lighting, the ushers and even... More 

1 Thank Chandler T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The props were fantastic...creative and effective. Choreography was clever and music up-beat. This show kept 3, 50 somethings entertained. Voices were suberb...the only criticism was that some of the diction of the children was hard to understand...they spoke very quickly and with high pitched voices it was hard to catch it all.

Thank Debbie L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable show from start all the way to the finish. Beautiful set up, great songs and just so much fun to watch! Fantastic energy from the performers who played all the characters so well (especially the incredibly talented kids). This is by far my favourite musical so far. Thank you for bringing one of my most loved childhood... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best musicals I've seen. An adapted storyline, mixed with brilliant visuals and incredible cast. Brings Dahl to life!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you aren't British, you may find it very difficult to understand the words to the songs. After the first act, I looked up lyrics on-line and that made the 2nd half more enjoyable. But truly, I wish I had seen an American production. Additionally it us very loud and there are a lot of bright lights shining directly into... More 

Thank Holly C
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time catching Matilda. The cast were fantastic and highly energetic. However, I am not sure if this is intentional, but i felt the main lead's lack of expression and rather stiff movements pale in comparison to the rest of the cast. Nevertheless, the musical in its entirety was good and funny, and i felt the actor... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous show with super songs, cast and stage sets. Craig Els is excellent as Miss Trunchbull. Took a party of 30 children aged 10 and 11 and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. A brilliant experience.

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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