Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Review: Matilda the Musical

Cambridge Theatre, London WC2

    If Tim Minchin's witty lyrics serve Roald Dahl's much-loved story better than his less inventive melodies, this hurricane-force RSC production never gives you time to dwell on the fact. Every scene is a tour de force in Matthew Warchus's stunning production. Audiences will gawp at the astonishingly well-drilled children in the cast, and at the audacity with which Bertie Carvel, as the psychotic headteacher, dishes out cruelty to Matilda and the other pupils in his charge. Has comeuppance ever been so sweet?

The Jewish Chronicle

School of Rock

John Nathan

School of Rock
The Jewish Chronicle

Review: Dead Funny

John Nathan

Review: Dead Funny
Theatre

Review: Ragtime

John Nathan

Review: Ragtime
The Jewish Chronicle

Reviews: King Lear

John Nathan

Reviews: King Lear
Theatre

The comics' Talmudist

Elisa Bray

The comics' Talmudist
Theatre

Kindertransport

John Nathan

Kindertransport
Theatre

Review: The Last Five Years

John Nathan

Review: The Last Five Years
Theatre

Review: The Dresser

John Nathan

Review: The Dresser
Theatre

Review: The Boys in the Band

John Nathan

Review: The Boys in the Band