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.

Common Courtesies for Everyone to Enjoy the Cinema

Going to the theater for a movie date is a great way to relax and unwind. In fact there are some people who make it a habit to go to the cinemas every weekend to wash away the stress and worries that they burdened for the whole work week. However, there are also instances when a supposedly relaxing activity can turn out to be stressful one when you have viewers who do not practice common courtesies while inside the movie house.

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Most establishments have house rules for customers to follow so that everyone can enjoy their services. Some of the standard rules that we can find in movie houses concerns the use of cell phones, camera or camcorders, bringing of food or bulky packages and bags inside the cinema. Some theaters would have specific restrictions in bringing babies or children while others are more lenient. If you want to bring kids along in the movie house, it is best to look for cinemas that cater to families with children like Vue Cinemas. They have special screening schedules that accommodate young audiences. Viewers of this slot would probably be more tolerant of minor distractions created by children. However, parents should take the initiative in removing crying and noisy children from the premises instead of waiting for the theater staff to request them to leave. There are also some annoying theater behaviors that adults are also guilty of. This includes talking loudly, standing up often, eating noisily, or leaving their trash behind. Some of the worst things that I encountered are people putting their feet up on the chair in a cramped cinema and kids kicking the back of your chair. From then on I became more prudent with my cinema choices. The family movies at Vue have always met our standards in both viewing comfort and enjoyment.

Watching a movie in the cinemas is something that everybody should enjoy. Common courtesy dictates that you should be considerate of the comfort or convenience of your fellow viewers and refrain from making disturbing actions or noises.