“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” – Matilda.

When we were in Johannesburg last month for my sister’s graduation it worked out so fortuniously that my friend Celeste had recently shared on Facebook her date night plans of seeing the show Matilda at Monte Casino. I immediately checked online and tickets were still available and we surprised Bailey who is currently reading the book in school for her Book Review project. I hinted all along the plane ride to JHB that there would be not enough time to read in SA and she needed to finish the book on the plane. She did, and so it was great for her first to have her own ideas about the story and then also see the story come to life on stage. And what a stage it was – the set was just incredible and the songs brilliant – you have to see the “Alphabet Song” – pure genius! The show is a must-see for sure!