Although it’s only been running in the West End since 2011, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel Matilda has quickly become a firm favourite.
Winner of no less than a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, Matilda the Musical is also a winner of five Best Musical awards having received multiple 5-star reviews from the critics.
See for yourself why it’s received rave reviews by taking in Matilda as part of a Showtime break to London, with coach travel, theatre tickets and accommodation all included in the price.
Matilda the Musical has quickly established itself as one of the most popular musicals in London’s Theatreland.
Written by Dennis Kelly, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company and featuring a witty score from Australian comedian and lyricist Tim Minchin, Matilda tells the tale of a young girl who changes her destiny with a little imagination, plenty of anarchism and delicious nastiness.
Matilda’s vulgar parents are obsessed by television and totally disregard their daughter’s love of reading and think she is nothing more than a nuisance.
Away from her troubles at home, life isn’t much better at school for Matilda where sadistic headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies the students and teachers with her wicked ways.
It seems the adults need to be taught a very valuable lesson in life and Matilda’s the girl to do just that when she discovers she has a very special power.
Matilda brings one of Roald Dahl’s most famous children’s stories to life in the most magical way possible. It’s a captivating stage show about how rebellion and protest can be used in the right way to overcome the bullies. You’ll be rooting for the kids from the very start.
With plenty of awards to its name, Matilda the Musical looks set for a long haul on the West End. Make sure you catch it with National Holidays! Simply use the available search options and find a theatre break to suit you.