The whole thing was amazing! I loved all the songs and the way they were performed. The dancing was choreographed to make the pupils seem extra miserable and controlled by the nasty Miss Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull was played by a man, like in a panto, but she was even more evil than a pantomime villain. She was terrifying! The stage was beautifully decorated with letter blocks and books, and it had many moving props. At one point, Matilda rose up on a pile of books, and there was also a fantastic scene where the dancers flew over the audience on swings.
We got showered with confetti at the end, and during the show, I was lucky enough to get hit by a paper aeroplane from the stage. It turned out to be a proper school report for Amanda, one of the pupils at Crunchem Hall who was in Year 6, and Miss Trunchbull was very unhappy with her schoolwork.
Seeing Matilda the Musical was a brilliant experience, and I really hope I can go to more musicals in the future!
The picture above right shows my programme, tickets, the paper aeroplane and some of the confetti, as well as my special Matilda bracelet. The blocks on the bracelet spell “Matilda”, “miracle”, “magical”, “maggot” and “musical”…