I went to see the musical 'Matilda' in Cambridge Theatre in London a few days ago. I was positively surprised! It was quite funny and captivating. It had a lot of child actors and actresses and they were superb. I haven't been to a musical or a play in years and this made me feel like I should try to go at least twice a year... The last one I saw was Dirty Dancing a couple of years ago (also very good!).
Do any of you go to musicals and/or theatre plays much? Which ones have been your favourites that you could recommend to go see?
Years ago since I last went to a good musical. It was Oliver by Lionel Bart. We watched the film a number of times in the late sixties but then we had the pleasure of seeing it on Broadway on a trip to New York back in 1984-5, still starring the late great Ron Moody. Brilliant show.
Alas, I was dragged to Manchester Opera house by my late wife around five years ago and sat kicking and screaming through Mama Mia!!
This is going to date me, but I saw the original Rocky Horror Show with Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien at a theater in the Kings Road in Chelsea.
A piece of theatre history, you can think yourself very lucky.
That theatre only staged RH on its re-opening before closing again and being converted into a cinema.