Multiple award-winning, renowned worldwide musical “Matilda” will be touring all around UK all the way through August 2019.
Matilda has won more than 85 international awards 16 of which are for Best Musical. It’s a story covering Roald Dahl’s book about an extraordinary girl facing her childhood fears. After being abused and neglected by her parents the child finds consolation in reading books at the library.
Matilda first surfaced to the stage at Stratford-upon-Avon with support of the Royal Shakespeare Company as a Christmas show in 2010. Since then it’s been piercing and as delightful as ever.
The subject of the plot might be adult but it just as enjoyable for the children. The show showcase the adult in the child and the child in the adult both perspectives.
The incomparable production of Matthew Warchus coupled with Rob Howell’s magnificent and entertaining framework is perfectly dramatized. It is both warm and arrested as we experience the world through old for her age eyes of outstanding personality Matilda.
The Title role is shared by the four young actresses Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner. Among them Nicola Turner is most successful in partying Matilda’s resistance as well as her power.
Carly Thomas plays the only support that Matilda finds during challenges at school, Miss Honey. She is timid and shy and has have her fair share of emotional damage.
The other characters are a bit exaggerating, Craige Els once again as Miss Trunchbull the headmistress of the school has a mix of viciousness and comic touch to the character. He has an Amazonian charisma that is both striking and amusing at the same time.
Rebecca Thornhill and Sebastien Torkia as Matilda’s parents are playing a rib-tickling role at the same time being perfect while playing awful. The same can be said for Mathew Caputo playing Matilda’s arrogant older brother.
The professionally trained youngster playing the role of Matilda’s friends from school are full spirited and bring the show excitement and threat, both qualities that the musical itself carries.