Behind the scenes
Covent Garden is located in the heart of London’s Theatreland and is draped in history that encompasses performance, theatres, film and entertainment. From the Royal Opera House to iconic theatres such as the Cambridge, Adelphi, Lyceum and Novello, the West End is famously known for showcasing the best in performance talent, set design, music and costume.
Covent Garden is celebrating a Month of Musicals this February by highlighting some of the most iconic shows currently performing in the West End, including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
Join us as we chat with the infamous character of Matilda’s father, Mr. Wormwood, played by actor Rakesh Boury.
A clever and inspiring story about bravery, strength and power. It is a wonderful show for all the family, that will make you both laugh and cry. A brilliant day out.
This is hard, as there are so many brilliant songs. I of course love “TELLY”. But I think “When I Grow Up” is my favourite. It is a beautiful song, the lyrics are fantastic and conjure up lots of hopes and dreams from my childhood, and the staging is STUNNING.
Hair, bling, money. Mr Wormwood is driven by being a bit of a show off and wants everyone to think he is a big deal (even if he’s not). He thinks it’s important to have the best hair, loads of gold jewellery, and lots of money.
Seeing how quickly someone could manually wind a speedometer of a car backwards until the mileage was “practically nuthin”.
Easy. A sprinkling of sugar, squeeze of lemon and a gallon of Golden Syrup.
I enjoy walking around Covent Garden and just soaking in the atmosphere and people watching. There is always something happening as well, from live singing in the Piazza to the street performance artists. All the little side streets are beautiful as well, with amazing food and shops so I never get bored.