Matilda the Musical!


The last part of the day... the main surprise!! 

After we left the museum, we were hungry, very hungry. Greg was treating me to dinner (I know I should've done so, but we agreed) as he had a £20 gift voucher for Prezzo! We got off at Holborn and the first Prezzo on New Oxford Street was completely packed, no room in the inn for us. The next table was going to be available in 40 minutes - no good to us as it was already 6pm. So we walked to a Prezzo on St Martin's Lane, near Charing Cross, who had room for us and we had a lovely meal. I didn't take any photos, I was too busy enjoying my food!! 

I had - Calamari with a pesto and mayonnaise sauce to start with a glass of house white wine, followed by a light spaghetti with king prawns, with spinach, red onion, red chilli and garlic in a tomato and garlic sauce. Served with a side of salad. I finished it all - it was very very yummy!! 
Greg had - King Prawns with a pomodoro sauce, with garlic, red chilli and spinach. Served with toasted sourdough. Pint of Beer. Followed by a VIP Trio of Pork Calzone. 

Neither of us had pudding! I told him over dinner where we were headed, he'd already half guessed once we walked past the theatre. We were off to see Matilda. I've been wanting to see it for years - my sister was in the same class as someone who played Matilda, 5 years ago and she got to see her perform as a last thing they did for year 6 leavers. Greg's jazz trombone teacher plays in the pit - he had already half seen it, but wanted to see it properly. I thought why not take him to see it, properly. That way, I knew he'd actually like it. 

I'd chosen seats up in the God's but where I had chosen was perfect - you could see the stage wonderfully! Though I think the optimum seats would have been the one's underneath where we were. We were the first row of the group of seats, so no one directly in front of us and there were only 4 seats in our row - great!! 

The show was absolutely fantastic!! Obviously some of the bits from the film are cut out, for stage adaptations, but the gist of the story is there. It's so wonderfully performed and put together. I really, really enjoyed it and would go back and see it again. The sets were brilliant and the way they told the story was excellent! The children were amazing - there's no way I could be up there on the stage in front of so many people. 

There were moments of pure laughter. I really think highly of west end performers, having to dance and sing at the same time. They are all fantastic. 

Go and see it if you haven't already, and if you have what did you think of it?
That concluded Greg's surprise day out. We went back and I drove us back to mine, stopping off at McDonalds for McFlurries. We didn't wake up until 11 the next day - oops!! I'd worn us both out!!

Victoria xx

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