Saturday, 13 April 2013

London 6th April --- Matilda

Hey lovelies,

Before I get into this post, please be warned there will be a lot of pictures and it will be a long post. You have been warned. Now onto the post...
So my weekend away last week to see Matilda, my mum and my day began at 6am in order to get to the centre of Wolverhampton to get on our coach. We went with a local company, who run many a holiday trip and we like them a lot. We  ended up arriving in London at about 11am and ended up going straight to Oxford Street where we mooched but didn't buy, we then continued then onto Regent Street(where there was a small purchase..shhh I'll show you it later in the month) through Carnaby

Regent Street
Carnaby Street

From there we walked to Piccadilly Circus, where we decided to walk towards St James' Park and the Mall to eat out lunch on some steps. 

my lunch view

After our lunch of Sandwiches and M&S Sushi ( my first try of sushi...ever), we walked through the arch and into Trafalgar Square (one of my favourite places in London) and onto the Strand, the start of "theatreland" the area of London I feel most at home. As you all know I'm a musical geek through and through so I love walking past all the theatres, some I've been in...some I will go in one  day (fingers crossed). 

From the Strand, we went to my another of my favourite places in London... Covent Garden. I don't know what it is about that place, but it draws me to it everytime I go to London. Even the moving statues (which normally freak me out... I know I'm weird I think it relates to the whole fear of Wax Models that I have) I can bear in Covent Garden.

tapas cooking... yum

By the time we had finished in Covent Garden it was time to go over to the Cambridge Theatre for Matilda... the whole reason we were down there. We took our seats in the Dress Circle and settled down for our performance.

our view before the show started

It was absolutely brilliant!!!! Its crazy to think that children, especially the wonderful girl playing Matilda learnt all their many lines and songs so perfectly. The music and lyrics for the musical was written by Tim Minchin and you can really tell, it is totally him in style. It is perfect for the show and I haven't stopped listening to it since! 

I could go on and on for days about it's brilliance, all the actors, both adults and childs were amazing and the set design is amazing... various letter squares projected on the walls and the floors, its hard to describe but its amazing. Seriously if you haven't seen the musical yet, go check it out please you won't be sorry. It is perfect for little kids and big kids alike.

After the show finished, we went to get our coach ready for our overnight stop in Reading. But more about that next week...

Have you seen Matilda?

Till Next Time,
Clare xxx



  1. Sounds like you had a lovely day Clare! I've never seen Matailda on stage as I'm not really a fan of the movie but I do like the theatre so I'm glad you had a nice day xxx

  2. lovely blog! i was in london the other day, went to see Les Miserables, but I did see the theatre for matilda, absolutely love that city

  3. I'm heading to New York in a couple of weeks and Matilda is one of my options for a show to see. Deliberating between it, Avenue Q and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. I'm a complete musical theatre geek too both performing and watching so I can't wait to actually visit Broadway. I study in London and Covent Garden is definitely one of my fave places to just wander and relax, has such a great atmosphere!


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