Happy New Year, my lovelies! We’re into 2019 and I kick started my year in the best way possible! By going to see a show on New Year’s Day. Matilda’s been on a UK tour for a couple of months now and have been doing a pretty long stint in the Wales Millennium Centre. So, having booked tickets a year in advance, it was finally time to go and watch it.
Matilda has been one of those shows that I’ve heard so much about. There’s been a lot of hype and everyone that has gone to watch it has always had good things to say. I love the book and I love the film but, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to feel about the play. Sometimes when a show has too much hype, I feel like my hopes get a bit too high and I just end up disappointed.
This was so far from the case with Matilda. I was in love with this show from beginning to end. There’s not a single complaint that I have about the show because everything about it was just perfect. I was absolutely enamoured by the staging. It was so bright and colourful. I kept hunting for hidden words in the letters that framed the stage and all of them related to the show somehow.
I was in absolute awe of the child actors and the shear commitment that they have to put on a performance like that. The energy they had was electric, between the dancing and the singing you could just tell them amount of effort that was put into it all. The way that the dancing was incorporated into some of the props was beautiful to see and I was a massive fan of it.
The play does stray away from the film and the book a little bit but I didn’t mind that. It still had the same basic plot with a few twists and turns in the way. And I’m extremely glad that I didn’t listen to the full soundtrack beforehand because the songs were just another surprise. But I can tell that I’m going to be listening to the songs fora little while now.
Matilda still has a couple of stops in the tour left with tickets still available. So, if you have the chance, I’d definitely recommend going to watch it. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be leaving the theatre with a massive smile.