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Matilda the Musical on tour!!

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June 18, 2019

We first saw Matilda the Musical in London back in January 2017 and then last year we took Eliza to see it and she fell in love.

When we found out that they were taking the musical on tour, we made sure we booked tickets to see it when it landed at the Mayflower Southampton.


The stage was set up just like it is in London, which added to the excitement for us all.

Matilda is mine and Eliza’s favourite Roald Dahl book, full of magic, dark humour and larger-than-life characters, which transfers perfectly to stage and the actors really didn’t disappoint.

Matilda the Musical

The kids were brilliant and really brought the play to life, with catchy songs, great choreography and lots and laughs and giggles along the way.

It was Elliot Harper who really stole the show as he managed to be terrifying and hilarious all at once as the wicked bully Miss Trunchbull – we were all crying with laughter at the gym lesson scene.


As for the cartoonish and larger-than-life Mr and Mrs Wormwood, they brought the fun to the show with their obsession with dance, television and trying to make a fast buck with dodgy car sales.

With a fantastic score from Tim Minchin, this catchy musical is one of our most listened to soundtracks at home and Eliza impressively sang along to the whole thing!

Matilda is a heartwarming tale that the whole family will love, but hurry, it is only at the Mayflower Theatre until 6th July!!

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    Tracey Kifford

    June 18, 2019

    I must try and catch this while it’s on tour (that and Warhorse!) It’s been a few years since I saw Matilda – would love to see it again

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    Talya Stone

    June 19, 2019

    Oh how exciting I didn’t know this was going on tour – really hoping it’s on somewhere close to us as really want to see it.

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    Laura - Dear bear and Beany

    June 20, 2019

    My girls would love to see this and Southampton is really close to us. I need to see if they have any tickets left.

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    Laura Dove

    June 20, 2019

    Ahh I am so. jealous, we really want to see this show! It’s my favourite Roald Dahl book!

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    June 21, 2019

    What a lovely looking show. It sounds like so much fun.

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    Taj Heritage Tour

    June 21, 2019

    Really its a very useful Information and photographs are so nice.

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    June 21, 2019

    We love the Mayflower but haven’t visited for some time. This sounds like a great show and we love the film version!

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    June 24, 2019

    I am eager to watch this . We are big super fans of Matilda and this would be my ideal birthday treat * nudges the husband*

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