Towering over the whole proceedings in Matilda is the criminally tall Craige Els as Miss Trunchbull. Menacing, insane and ever so slightly ridiculous, it’s an epic performance by any means.
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Tuesday 13 September 2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROALD DAHL 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller. Throughout 2016, there will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on Roald Dahl’s gloriumptious stories and characters and delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone. BritishTheatre.com […]
Producers of the hit musical Charlie And The Chocolate Factory have announced that the production will close during it’s fourth year in London’s West End. The official closing date has yet to be announced. Roald Dahl has been breaking box office records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by 1.8 […]
There’s a lot about Roald Dahl and his amazing children’s books that many people don’t know. Our friends at Show And Stay put together this incredible infographic to delight fans of Roald Dahl. Show And Stay offer great theatre breaks for all West End shows including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. For more […]
Who Was Roald Dahl? On Sunday 13th September, fans of Roald Dahl will celebrate Roald Dahl Day, which is held yearly on his birthday. Today would have been his 99th birthday. Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents. During World War II, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force as a […]
With both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda still playing with great success elsewhere, this is the latest attempt to bring Dahl’s unique alchemy of moralised, uplifting, yet also disturbing, and quirky childhood adventure to the London stage. However, unfortunately this current adaptation cannot stand alongside those two multi-layered yet flexible masterpieces with any […]
Sam Mendes’ production of the musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in excellent shape. Nothing indicates that more clearly than the show not missing a beat despite the fact that three understudies were called upon to perform. The company didn’t hiccup. Routines are polished and well-drilled; Mark Thompson’s wonderfully colourful, and sometimes […]