This post is part of my Summer Abroad with Kids series. You can read all about our summer travels in London with kids here.
One of the things top on our list of to do this summer in London was to take in as much local theatre and arts as possible. The accessibility of theatre for families in London is unlike anything we have in the states. The other night we took the kids to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was amazing. The special effects dazzled with all sorts of surprises throughout the show. That being said, for me this show didn't even come close to being as great as Matilda. I think both kids agreed with me that it was great, it just wasn't as great as Matilda.
So should you go and see it? I say yes! It was great and the kids will love it, but if you have to choose between Charlie and Matilda, I would go and see Matilda (sorry Charlie).
I used the site Theatre Monkey to read the reviews on all the different seat options at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This was the best way for me to find out the best of the cheapest seats.