By: Elijah O’Donnell
Matilda the Musical is an expertly crafted show, playing at the Citadel Theatre now until the 17th of March. With a record-breaking seven Oliver Awards and over 50 more international awards, Matilda is a must-see.
This is the story of an extraordinary young girl who finds herself starting school, telling stories and being just a little bit naughty. The cast, featuring Lilla Solymos and Anna Anderson-Epp as the titular Matilda, Alison MacDonald as the lovely as always Miss Honey and of course John Ullyatt as the ever imposing Miss Trunchbull. Yes, a man plays Trunchbull, and yes, it takes the performance to a whole new level of hilarity.
The sets, costumes, music and special effects have all come together to create a faithful reimagining of the classic Roald Dhal novel. All of the performances feel like they were handpicked from right off the page. Don’t let the fact that it is a children’s book deter you, this show is perfect for audience’s young and old alike.
Matilda is no doubt a classic, and Matilda The Musical is no different, even with the distinct lack of Danny Devito.