Matilda NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4312 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the Show

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.

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166 Reviews | 9 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Resonant, Clever

See it if you love fun happy musicals for all ages, you like funny shows that touch the heart, you are a kid at heart, if you love to / watch play

Don't see it if children annoy you, you hate musicals, wonderful sets and incredible dancing does not impress you, you are way too obsessed with the movie

115 Reviews | 19 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Our first play we saw with my daughter many years ago in NYC. We revisited the same play, but this time it was in the West End of London.

Don't see it if I have no issues with this production in either location in NYC or In London. The play is excellent and a must see. Read more

61 Reviews | 2 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You love the character and story of Matilda, have kids, love a good story.

Don't see it if You are expecting the show to be the same as the movie. Read more

127 Reviews | 24 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You love the book/movie. Want to see a deep show that is also tons of fun and great music.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals or hate kids.

109 Reviews | 31 Followers
Delightful, Great writing

See it if you love funny quirky stuff.

Don't see it if you expect ANNIE. Read more

62 Reviews | 8 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You have no idea about the story

Don't see it if Are not easily entertained

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if fun show really enjoyed it

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

180 Reviews | 44 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Quirky

See it if You want to experience sheer delight and revel in brilliantly crafted lyrics, characterizations, and feast your eyes on amazing lights.

Don't see it if You are a joyless heathen who wants to sit and be miserable in a theatre for two hours.

Critic Reviews (29)

The New York Times
April 11th, 2013

"Rejoice, my theatergoing comrades. The children’s revolution has arrived on these shores, and it is even more glorious than we were promised. Matilda works with astonishing slyness and grace to inculcate us with its radical point of view. It is about words and language, books and stories. It’s about turning the alphabet into magic, and using it to rule the world."
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Time Out New York
April 11th, 2013

"Matilda is a kids’ musical, not a musical that happens to be about a kid. As such, its attractions may be limited to younger spectators and die-hard Dahl fans. That would be a pity, since Matilda is wickedly smart and wildly fun; if your rotten mum or dad won’t go, I suggest nicking their wallets and buying tickets yourself."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 12th, 2013

"Matilda is an irresistible, whiz-bang musical, especially in its ingenious staging, which is like a cabinet of wonders constantly opening in unexpected ways.'
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New Yorker
April 29th, 2013

"Directed with head-spinning alacrity...all the principals are stalwart and right-minded in their work, and that only adds to the strength and the wildness of the show, which you can’t put on pause. Nor would you want to."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 11th, 2013

"The makers of "Matilda" have done the impossible—triumphantly. They've taken Roald Dahl's popular children's novel and turned it into a big-budget musical that is true enough to the book to satisfy its youthful readers, yet sophisticated enough to delight childless adults who normally wouldn't be caught dead partaking of such kid stuff. It's smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun."
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New York Daily News
April 11th, 2013

"A spiky and lavishly inventive new Broadway show...The score is a jaunty and agreeable mix of ditties, doodles and jingles that feel right for “Matilda”’s cartoonish qualities."
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April 11th, 2013

"“Matilda” turns out to be an explosion of joy, the most exhilarating and flat-out best musical since “Billy Elliot” riotously enjoyable that if the figures can be made to work, its future could be limitless."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 11th, 2013

"Capturing the unique flavor of Roald Dahl’s classic 1988 children’s novel, this funhouse fairy tale is by turns riotous and poignant, grotesque and menacing, its campy comic exaggeration equaled only by its transporting emotional power. I can’t wait to see it again."
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