Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:16 PM
havent been aple to get to see it yet:/
Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:26 PM
PLEASE: Cast recording- With Kerry
Transfer to London sooner than 2012
Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:49 PM
Saw Matilda tonight, by far the most outstanding thing I have witnessed in a theatre for a very long time.
Total commitment and energy from every last member of cast. The book and music combine wonderfully. The set is just simply stunning to look at, there are so many little things they've achieved with it that just adds to the production.
There were some truely magical moments, Matilda's opening song (Adrianna tonight, by the way) was a highlight - how anyone of that young age can command a stage as well as that I do not know - it was that thought more than anything which gave me the chills.
When I Grow Up looked beautiful from the side, straight-forward yet effective staging - the song just encapsulates perfectly what it felt like to be that age, total innocence and care-free. The other stage moment I have to mention (without giving any game away) is the chalk-board - brilliantly done.
On the negative side though, the escapologist idea (seems to be the general gripe with this production!) I think could have been constructed with less confusion, also the ending section (from after Revolting Children) I would sharpen up a touch. I kept up with the show, having never read the book, but only just - there were a couple of times I was thinking "ah, am I meant to know something here from the book?".
However, a stunning piece of work from start to finish, it has to get into the West End. No question.
This is the RSC at their best.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:34 PM
Were you sitting in the side stalls Daniel? Was the view ok?
Posted 16 December 2010 - 06:19 PM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:56 PM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:52 AM
Well done to the RSC and all involved. Seeing it in the wonderful Courtyard Theatre was perfect and I would encourage everyone to go if they can!
Special well done to everyone yesterday for putting on the show despite the weather. I was sorry that so many people couldn't make it but the actors still gave it 100%. I cannot wait to see it again.
Posted 22 December 2010 - 01:31 PM
Really trying to see it, someone mentioned an extension on at its run at Stratford anymore word on that? If it can't transfer until 2012 and there are a lot of people unable to get tickets, they'd be mad to not extend. Now the show is up and running as such (I suspect they will tweak for London), it wouldn't matter if the production team was tied up with Ghost and I would imagine that Matilda won't transfer until Ghost is settled in town but stranger things have happened! (Like Dirty Dancing and Dreamboats managing to stay open)
Posted 22 December 2010 - 02:00 PM
Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:44 PM
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