I decided it was time to unleash my inner child and find out whether all the hype about Matilda was justified. And you know what, it was!From early in the show when the lyrics include the words 'front bottom' you know this isn't going to be your average musical. Tim Minchin has penned some delightfully clever, very funny and at times very touching songs which are delivered with glee by a fantastic cast. A company that mixes kids and adults works incredibly well (and incredibly hard) together to deliver seamless choreography and fast paced action. The show definitely captures the spirit and rebelliousness of the Dahl classic and turns it into something quite spectacular.
You do leave the show on a high, humming the songs, and maybe wanting to access your inner child and be 'a little bit naughty’.
Worthy of the hype? Yes indeedy!