Matilda the Musical

What a delight it was to see families at the Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday evening, children buzzing with excitement for the much waited Matilda the Musical - I'm a girl, not a boy.

Sat in the auditorium waiting for the start you could hear the children and adults speaking out loud words they could find from the superb stage set.

Roald Dahl's story of a five year old genius loathed by her parent's her Father a dodgy car salesman, her Mother a dancer who do not appreciate they have a very special child who loves to read and learn something that does not exist in their world.

When Matilda starts school her teacher Miss Honey whilst herself lacking in confidence sees her potential and commits to helping her even though the school's headmistress Miss Trunchball has other ideas - whenever Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchball), Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill (Mr. Mrs Wormwood) her parents are on stage they are hilarious even though they are horrible to Matilda.

The incredible little girl knows right from wrong and despite her age and size stands her ground regardless of who is in front her.

The Royal Shakespeare Company are truly amazing as anyone who is fortunate to see this marvellous production will witness, every member of the cast outstanding however, a special mention for the ridiculously talented children - Olivia Juna Cleverley, Charlie Garton, Oliver Dalby, Alfie Sanderson, Toby Hales, Evie Allen, Georgia Mae Brown, Lily Van Veen and Darcy Kelly, these guys are surely some of the most gifted young people on the stage today.

This evening Olivia was Matilda, engaging, confident at times alone on the stage she was completely in command throughly deserving the standing ovation she received at the end.

This fabulous show is not to be missed running until 8th June at the Bristol Hippodrome.