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Matilda the Musical

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Covent Garden
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Address: Cambridge Theatre | Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HU, England
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Went along for Dad's birthday and the whole family were amazed! From the awe-striking use of set to the fabulous young actors, this fantastic show was outstanding across every... read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went along for Dad's birthday and the whole family were amazed! From the awe-striking use of set to the fabulous young actors, this fantastic show was outstanding across every field. Although we hadn't heard the songs before, somehow we left singing them all! Would highly recommend this to anyone as it was a great evening out.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I love the movie and watched over and over but the musical is very different they have a few things the same but the big line "I'm big your small I'm right your wrong didn't make a cameo in the musical. The acting was very good but I feel the storyline was lost in a new version, which bored me... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoying this show. The action never ends and the stage effects are very clever. Lovely to see how much the children actors enjoy themselves. The interaction of actor with audiences was an added bonus. Loved the film and would strongly recommend the show.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to two shows whilst here. Paid more for this and seats were not great than other. The merchandise wasn't great. The story didn't follow the actual film or book. They made one up it made sense in the end bit isn't like the film. The actors were fab for what they did but I was bored by half time.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a big fan of the book and movie. Alot of the time the play didn't follow the book/ movie. Eg; In the book/movie, Matilda had her powers for most of the story. In the play, they only showered her powers twice. A lot of the scenes was random, like how suddenly there's a scene of the Russian mafia gang... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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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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