Story Book Characters Come Alive on Stage

Parents should always try to develop the love for reading in their children. Booking Matilda tickets is a great way to stimulate interest in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. After all, children are drawn to more visual representations. Especially for those who have yet to appreciate the written text, bringing book characters alive on stage is a good way to get them started on reading.

Matilda the Musical
Front cover of the programme for Matilda the Musical

Going to the theater is not expensive at all and could be squeezed into your budget. Instead of spending for amusement park tickets or going shopping with your little ones, you can opt to take them to the theater to watch this story book classic on West End.

Unlike fairy tale story book characters, the characters of Roald Dahl have more dimension. They are often lovable yet with a certain quirkiness. Matilda, sweet and unassuming as she may be, is a 5-year old girl with telekinetic powers. Her story carries the same theme that Dahl is known for – an imperfect world where hope shines amidst the struggles. Quite a heavy theme for youngsters, but Dahl somehow comes across with his interesting characters that mimic real life personalities.

Matilda went to school and had a family life. Although devoid of all the frivolities little girls are often depicted with, Matilda comes across as an eager little girl with a penchant for reading and an intelligent mind. She dealt with all the obstacles at home and at school with the belief that things should be put right even if she gets into naughty fixes. The entire story plays out with one exciting event after another, never with a single moment to miss. Both children and adults alike are captivated by this magical on-stage presentation of Matilda’s journey towards finding a happy life for her and her teacher Miss Honey.

This is not exactly a spoiler, but yes, good things happen in the end. This is a great way to teach children to live with optimism and hope in their hearts. Things will not always go as they intend, but they do have the power to go in the right path. Young kids can be inspired by the story of Matilda, enough to want to find their own “magic powers.” As you lead your kids towards the world of books and theater, you are opening their hearts and minds to the magic of imagination and creativity.

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