Last night, I finally saw Matilda the Musical at The Star. I have been wanting to watch it since I read the reviews of it on London’s West End! To be honest, I could hardly remember the story beforehand…I had read Roald Dahl’s book as a child, but let’s face it, that was a long time ago.
It did not disappoint. Not surprising really, when you find out that The Royal Shakespeare Company created this masterpiece, with help from Tim Minchin for the music and Mr Dahl for the script of course. I do not want to give the story away, if you have not read the book (or not for awhile at least), but the special effects are pretty cool (although there is strobe lighting so you may need to check if you have epilepsy) and needless to say, it is extremely worthy of all its awards (4 Tonys, 5 Broadway World Awards, 7 Olivier Awards in 2012 including Best New Musical…to name but a few). It is the perfect musical to take your children, nieces and nephews too, but adults young at heart will also love it.
The musical starts at 7.30pm, so as it was such a lovely evening, my boyfriend and I decided to check out Pizzaperta beforehand. As luck would have it, it was the first night of The Star’s Endless Summer Promotion Happy Hour. So from 5-7pm, we enjoyed cocktails for $14, Little Creatures for $6 (albeit a schmiddy) and a generous antipasto plate (large enough for 2 if you are not super hungry, or like me, want to save room for dessert).
At The Star, the biggest dilemma for me is whether to have Adriano Zumbo or Gelato Messina for dessert! If you have a sweet tooth, you can not go wrong either way really. In the end, I choose a couple of Zumbarons (Salted Butter Caramel on Toast and Malted Milkshake) as I had had Messina just a few days ago. It’s a hard life!