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Life lessons from musicals: Why we should all ‘be more Matilda’

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

Plenty to choose from but the twitter tag that really stood out to me was Be More Matilda. Despite being the smallest leading lady in the West End, Matilda is certainly inspiring, and the show as a whole has this wonderfully motivating story. So why should you choose to ‘Be More Matilda’?

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GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL – Broadway

In Broadway, International, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Simon ParrisLeave a Comment

Reuniting many of the high wattage talents behind Matilda, new musical Groundhog Day is a slickly produced, crowd-pleasing show in the best Broadway tradition. Multi-talented Australian writer/performer Tim Minchin unveiled his seemingly instant talent for music theatre composition with the instantly hummable, sneakily subversive music and lyrics for Matilda.

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Three musicals & a market to visit… this week: Groundhog Day, Allegro, Children of Eden

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

This instalment of my theatregoing recommendations could be called not just my musicals diary but my musicals-on-my-doorstep diary. All three shows – Children of Eden, Allegro and Groundhog Day – are playing at what I consider neighbourhood theatres, within five to ten minutes’ walk of my front door.

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NEWS: Two more Matildas & other new cast announced for Roald Dahl hit

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Ahead of celebrations for its fifth birthday in the West End this autumn and Roald Dahl’s centenary on 13 September, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Sara Sheen and Abbie Vena will join Zaris-Angel Hator and Clara Read in the title role from 13 September 2016.