The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, 'Matilda' is the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. More…
'Matilda' is the story of an extraordinary little girl who overcomes rotten parents, a terrifying school, and a vicious head mistress...and proves that even if you're little, you can do big things. Based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl, 'Matilda' is a new musical that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.
See it if You enjoy sweet stories of an underdog rising above challenges. The music is lovely and the story is very sweet.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals targeted or starring children. This is a show that can be enjoyed by all though.
See it if You want to see one of the best musicals ever! Great story line. Beautiful songs that have meaning and resonate with young and old.
Don't see it if You can't remember what it was like to be a kid.
See it if Adaption of Dahl's gothic children's story admirably keeps disquieting tone despite 'happy' ending. Warchus' staging is real star here
Don't see it if With over-amplification & British accents, Minchin's Tony nominated lyrics often lost; book often loses its way in Act II
See it if you want to see something clever, fun and touching, enjoy well-staged shows, are a fan of the Roald Dahl book or the prior film
Don't see it if you can't stand children (esp talented ones), don't enjoy satire, don't like quirky musicals that defy some rules
See it if you enjoy high-spirited song/dance, charming child actors, "hissable" villain Trunchbull, clever/whimsical set exalting literacy
Don't see it if /since none of the songs will have life after this musical/unlike Annie, though ending is "Spring Awaken" rousing, remainder is workmanlike
See it if You like British comedy. You enjoy witty dialogue. You like modern musicals. You like shows with a bit of an edge.
Don't see it if You don't like loud musicals. You don't like musicals with children. You prefer more traditional Broadway musicals.
See it if First, If you like the movie, you like the play. The music score is good and the acting is good too. Its not 100% like the movie.
Don't see it if If you don't have a kid side, and hate musicals and dancing.
See it if You are curious to see it. I had loved the book and the movie of Matilda but not this. To me it was simply loud and unpleasant.
Don't see it if You don't like loud musicals.
See it if You want a family musical that is edgier than the usual fare.
Don't see it if You think you're going to see the next Billy Elliot. This is not that.
See it if you are not disturbed by shows that show serious abuse of children.
Don't see it if you want to see a sweet show that focusing on the antics of disadvantaged children. This is not a sweet show !
See it if you are looking for some light entertainment and want to see something cute and fun. You will be impressed by the actors young and old.
Don't see it if you were looking for something more serious, profound and mature
See it if You want to see a musical about children that is not cutesy or condescending. Excellent performances by all.
Don't see it if If you have a problem understanding children with British accents. Second act has a few slow spots.
See it if you like a dark children's fairy tale. The children they find for Matilda are amazingly talented and carry the show.
Don't see it if you're thinking of bringing small children; this might be a bit scary for kids under 8.
See it if you loved the book or the movie and would like to see an excellently staged adaptation. The children are all very talented.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light-hearted show for all ages. Skip this and see SCHOOL OF ROCK instead.
See it if Want intelligent musical super choreography wonderful story. Teachers and parents clash with children. Best staged show since Billy Elliot
Don't see it if You like football on tv.
See it if You are love Rahl Dahl, and want to see a great book as a near perfect musical. It was charming, silly and poignant. A definite must see!
Don't see it if want a heavy drama, don't like musicals. Want a sweeping score. - The score is perfect for the show, but doesn't hold up as well alone.