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  • ‘REJOICE, MY THEATERGOING COMRADES. THE CHILDREN’S REVOLUTION HAS ARRIVED ON THESE SHORES, AND IT IS EVEN MORE GLORIOUS THAN WE WERE PROMISED.

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  • ‘ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, A SHOW COMES OUT BLAZING AND RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN BROADWAY. “MATILDA THE MUSICAL” IS THAT SHOW.‘

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  • ‘UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE‘

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  • five-star

    AN EVENING OF
    UNADULTERATED BLISS.

    Writer Dennis Kelly and composer and lyricist Tim Minchin go to the top of the class with this anarchically joyous, gleefully nasty and ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story.

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  • five-star

    ‘UTTERLY EXHILARATING.
    Matthew Warchus’s colourful riot of a production achieves an even dizzier balance between gleeful, grotesque, fun and heart-tugging poignancy, brilliantly drilled dynamism and warm, unforced charm.

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  • five-star

    ‘Smart, quirky and sublimely good fun.
    A moving and subtle spectacle which will have kids in stitches and adults in tears. It is guaranteed to delight anyone who’s ever been a child.
    I can’t wait to see it again.’

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  • five-star

    ‘An absolute cracker of a show, bursting with dynamism, fizzing with verve.
    Irresistible and ingenious.’

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  • five-star

    ‘HILARIOUS, MOVING, GLORIOUS.

    Matthew Warchus’s thrilling, warm-hearted production, exuberantly designed by Rob Howell, with pin-sharp choreography by Peter Darling, combines comedy with a sense of wonder. This show indeed has something miraculous about it.’

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  • five-star

    ‘GIDDILY ENJOYABLE.
    Roars of approval shake the theatre.’

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  • ‘EASILY THE STANDOUT
    MUSICAL OF THE DECADE.

    Heart-tugging and inexpressibly moving.
    The audience are sent out of the theatre
    glowing with emotion.’

    The Sunday Times