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Reviews

(out of 5)

Matilda: “A storm can begin with the flap of a wing. The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting”

©Christopher Hoile

Readers who have strayed into the Elsewhere section of Stage Door will know from my review of Matilda the Musical in 2012 that I think it one the best-ever British musicals.  With a great story that celebrates the power of children, Tim Minchin’s memorable music and witty lyrics and Matthew Warchus’s unstintingly inventive staging, Matilda is a must-see for anyone visiting London.  

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(out of 5)

'Matilda the Musical' a show that will win over Toronto audiences young and old Musical a fantastic retelling of Roald Dahl children's classic!

BY LIZ BRAUN, POSTMEDIA NETWORK
Matilda is a little girl with rotten parents who berate her for reading books. She goes to a school where the motto is ‘Bambinatum est maggitum’ — children are maggots —and the headmistress is a bully.

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“Inspired. Brilliant!
A celebration of wit and creativity!
Offers you a surge of hope
Those aged eight and older will love it. You will too!”
- Martin Morrow, Torontoist

 

(out of 5)

Matilda the Musical Celebrates Brain Power

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In a banner year for stupidity, this summer's big Mirvish show strikes a blow for intelligence and wit.

Up until now, 2016 has been a banner year for ignorance—see: the Trump candidacy, Britain’s exit from the EU—so it’s a refreshing treat to encounter a musical that celebrates intelligence, learning, logic, creativity, and a strong sense of right and wrong. All of which qualities are embodied in one feisty five-year-old rebel named Matilda.

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"GROUNDBREAKING!
Matilda has the audience jumping to their feet.”

- Toronto Star

 

Children of the world, unite!

From: The New York Times

Rejoice, my theatergoing comrades. The children’s revolution has arrived on these shores, and it is even more glorious than we were promised.

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"AN EVENING OF UNADULTERATED BLISS. Writer Dennis Kelly and composer and lyricist Tim Minchin go to the top of the class with this anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story."

The Guardian

 

'Matilda' is one for the books

From: The New York Post

Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway. “Matilda The Musical” is that show.

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"UTTERLY EXHILERATING. Matthew Warchus’s colourful riot of a production achieves an even dizzier balance between gleeful, grotesque, fun and heart-tugging poignancy, brilliantly drilled dynamism and warm, unforced charm."

 

Matilda

From: Timeout.com

Adults are divided on the subject of children in the delectably sweet and nasty musical Matilda.

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"THE QUEST FOR A GREAT NEW MUSICAL IS OVER."

London Evening Standard