While I was in London, I was lucky enough to be able to go to two musicals: Wicked and Matilda the Musical. I had never seen Wicked before, but I absolutely loved it. Even in the almost nosebleed level seats, it was funny, entertaining and intriguing. We saw Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theater, which was luckily right next to the Victoria line station.
But the best musical that I went to was definitely Matilda the Musical. Good lord that musical was amazing. There are a few things that are different from the Roald Dahl classic, such as Miss Honey becoming a weakling and children breaking out in song at the best of times.
London has a special relationship to theater, and going to see a musical is something different and quite easy to do while in London. Seeing Matilda the Musical was one of the most memorable experiences for me because of my personal connection to the character Matilda. The anticipation of waiting for the musical to start and just being transported to a different world is what I think makes plays and musicals so special. Don’t get me wrong, I love movies, but seeing talented actors and actresses perform something live is what I think makes theater so special.
If you have the time while in London, I would highly suggest buying tickets to go see a musical. It’s one of those London staples that I think you absolutely should do.
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